Friday, June 19, 2015

International Box Day, Or, If Ya Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!

Hi every furry it's Cody!

Today marks only the SECOND time in my almost six years of blogging,  that I am pawticipating in the festivities surrounding a holiday that was created by the pet blogging community, International Box Day. This day was created because to most kitties (and even some woofies), cats and boxes just kind of go together, kinda like catnip and toys, or me and food, capisce?  Take note, I said "MOST" kitties...not EVERY kitty loves boxes....I am one of those kitties.

You see, I am a rather unique kitty in many ways, what most kitties DON'T like, I LOVE, and what most kitties LOVE, I don't like.

 Just a few of the things that make me different are :

I am not afraid of the vacuum
I love my vet
I don't mind the car
I willingly take my medicine
I greet strangers in our home, BEFORE my woofie brother, Dakota does
I love to be cuddled
I love to lie on my back
 I do NOT lay on laundry AFTER it has been dried.
I do NOT lay on the bed
I could care less about water running from the sink

 Normally, I prefer to "think OUTSIDE of the box!" Yes, that's true! I am a kitty that doesn't relish being confined by ANYTHING!

I am eight years young, and this past year was probably the FIRST year that I showed more interest in boxes than any year thus far!

Mom was super excited because that meant that I could now pawticipate in International Box Day, which this year is being hosted by my woofie pal, Luke over  at Wag N Woof Pets, and my new furiends, Peaches and Paprika!

Created by Ann at Zoolatry
Now, allow me to present to you my meager contribution for International Box Day! The first, is a video my Mom had on the blog about a month ago that some of you might have missed. It's super short, so no worries!

You know what they say,
"If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em!!!
Happy International Box Day
to all of you NORMAL
kitties and woofies out there!!!


63 comments:

  1. Happy Box Day to you too!
    Have a super Friday...

    Noodle and crew

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  2. Cody, I'm with you! I wonder if it will take until I'm 8 before I start to like boxes!

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    1. See Summer? I told ya!!!! Mom was so excited when I went into that box a few months ago, she remembered this day was coming and was sooo happy I would be able to purrticipate!!!!

      It just might take til you are 8 too! Love, Cody

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  3. Boxes!! You really inspected the inside of your box afur you sat in it! MOL!

    We had and are some not 'regular' kitties, too:

    I am not afraid of the vacuum:
    That would be out angels Simba and Toki, they even liked to be vacuumed and would insit omn it each time it was used...

    I greet strangers in our home, BEFORE my woofie brother, Dakota does:
    Simba and Toki both greeted all and Simba liked to try to lick/ smell the hair of visitors, OMC!
    There was not a woofie here then...

    I love to lie on my back:
    Pipo does that, he begs fur belly rubs!


    Have a fun day with all the boxes!

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  4. Happy Box Day!

    Athena isn't afraid of the vacuum cleaner either. She loves to lay on the bed though :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  5. We wish you a Happy Box Day Cody.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. Happy Box Day Cody! I think we go "in and out" of appreciating the joys of a box......I'm currently OUT but I used to be IN. I love the last photo of you in a box full of boxes!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Thanks so much Sammy!!!! You know what? I didn't think about that being boxes inside of a box!! MOL!! Love, Cody

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  7. You and my Chris seem very similar.

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    1. Mom says that Chris is more of a "character" than I am! Chris is mischievous and is on a mission to get out! MOL!! He is more adventurous than I am. But if Chris and I are similar, I am flattered because Mom and I LOVE Chris!! Love, Cody

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  8. You know what, I think you might be part dog, Cody! Hope you aren't bothered by that but some things on your list sound a little dog-like. We always used to joke that Angel Pip was part cat because many of his traits were very cat like. Rosie isn't afraid of the vacuum either by the way.

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    1. I'm not bothered by that at all! Mom says that all of the time! Actually, she says that Dakota is more "cat-like" than I am! We are confused!! MOL!!

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  9. Cody, you should be an Ambassador for Cats. I love what you don't do...make a huge problem for your mommy the way *I* do for mine.

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    1. Katie, you and I are two peas in a pod! Love, Cody

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  10. Happy Box Day, Cody! Nicki eats boxes; maybe they offend him. :-)

    Neither of us likes the vacuum, but we do like to be cuddled, both in our own ways, and Nicki will readily greet strangers. Neither of us likes running water, though!

    So we don't think there's a "normal," we all have our individual quirks that make us so endearing.

    Purrs and peace.

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    1. Happy Box Day Furiends!!!
      Guess what? Mom forgot! I EAT boxes too!! MOL!! I am primarily interested in the tape, it's delicious and I don't understand why Mom totally freaks when I eat it!!
      Mom and I love kitties who are "quirky" too, that's what makes us special!!!
      Love, Cody

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  11. Well pal, it's okay that you don't like the things that most kitties love. You are an individual and just expressing your rights. It would be pretty boring if we were all the same. We love you just the way you are.

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    1. Thank you my long time pal!!!! I completely agree!!! Mom and I love you too and have for a looooong time!!!! Have a great day pal! xoxo

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  12. Happy Box Day, Cody! We don't see that there is anything wrong with you not liking things that "most kitties like." That just makes you interesting!

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    1. Thank you my furiends!!!! Thank you for appreciating that I am one "interesting" kitty!!!!!! I think you are all pretty darned special! Love, Cody

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  13. Happy Box Day! I don't do boxes, so Lexy is taking the lead today.

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    1. Yay!! A kitty after my own heart! Love, Cody

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  14. What a nice little story heheh!
    Happy Box Day :-)

    Have a boxtastic weekend

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  15. You are special for so many reasons Cody! Happy Box Day!

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    1. Thank you my dear furiend!!! You are too! Love, Cody

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  16. Yay, we're so glad you decided to join the fun, Cody, especially for our first year too! Good things come in boxes, right?
    We also thought that you sound a little "dog-like" but since we love both dogs and cats, we think that's just great!

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    1. Well, I would EVERY year if I would ever get inside of a box for Mom to take photos hehehe. That's why this is only my second year purrticipating! We love cats and dogs too, so I don't mind being a little "dog-like"...maybe Dakota's fur rubbed off on me. MOL! Happy International Box Day and thanks for hosting! Love, Cody

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  17. Awww, Cody is adorable and then some.

    Have a purrfect International Box Day and Feline Friday. My best to your mom. ♥♥♥

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  18. hahahahaha awesome!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  19. Cody it took me awhile to warm up to liking boxes.
    You see Angel Abby was OUR "official" box checker.
    But once I found out how great they are I beg Mom to let me into them when they come into the house.
    Happy Boxing Day!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping and Mr Jinx

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    1. But Annabelle (if it is you who left the comment), I am OLDER than you and STILL don't love them! But I DO love YOU!! Love, Cody

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  20. Cody, we are so glad you decided to participate this year! We gotta tell ya, we were kind of nervous watching that video ... that box was hanging over the edge of the table, and we were afraid you'd tumble off. Happy International Box Day to you, Dakota, Mom and Dad. :)

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    1. Hehehe!!!!! Mom noticed the same thing when she was filming and that is why it ended abruptly lol!! No, I didn't fall, but Mom noticed it and wanted to move me AND the box before I did fall!!!! Thank you for being concerned about me! Love, Cody

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  21. Cody, all your unique qualities make you quirky and special and not predictable which adds spice to the human's life :) Happy International Box Day sweetie :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. My Mom and I couldn't agree more! Happy International Box Day right back at ya!!! Love, Cody

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  22. Happy International Box Day ! We love your independent spirit ! Purrs

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    1. Thank you!! I take after my Mom :) Love, Cody

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  23. Nothing better than a good box
    Lily & Edward

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  24. We hope that flap doesn't fold on you, Cody! Hey, our Duchess just does not get excited about boxes at all. And there are even a couple of us that don't go the indignity of drinking from the faucet. Hey, to each their own - we are all wonderfully different. Otherwise, how boring life would be, huh?

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  25. Glad you got in a box right in time for the special day! Happy International Box Day!

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  26. Happy Box Day, and Happy Feline Friday! Enjoy being in or out of the box, as you choose!

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  27. You sound more like a dog than a cat, but that fits my cat bro Bert's profile as well. Enjoy Box day however you find best.

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  28. Oh Cody you and I are so much alike, even in being the same age!! Happy Box Day :)

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  29. Truffles doesn't blame you one bit for jumping into a box from Nutrish!!!

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  30. cats do LOVE boxes! Have a great day!

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  31. Happy Box Day- I am glad you decided to participate.

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  32. We love boxes but we're finding out not all kitties do. We don't understand it but we like that we're all different. That's what makes us special!

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  33. Cody! That is excellent! Was their treats in that box? Purrhaps Mommy should has put treats in our box....
    Happy Box day dear furrend!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  34. Wow, Cody. You did better than me. I wouldn't even get in the box. ~Zoey

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  35. I'm not a box-cat either, Cody, but we're impressed of your action... :D Pawkisses for a Happy Box Weekend :) <3

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  36. Oh my goodness Cody! You really are a unique cat! Not sleep on fresh, warm laundry? Not lie on the bed? We can't even imagine that!! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang!

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  37. Thanks for sharing the traits that make you unique! I love boxes and besides the one dad made for me for Int'l Box Day, he set out 3 other boxes for me to investigate. It's neat that in your adult years you've found a new interest boxes.

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  38. Happy box day Cody. You are not the only one ... I am absolutly not interested by boxes.
    You dont like running water ???? It's so fun and good to drink.
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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  39. Cody, good boy for getting in that box full of other boxes. Nothing wrong with not liking boxes. Some of us feel the same way.. Lots of other good stuff in the world. Have a great day.

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  40. Hope you had a great box day. There were so many great posts it is taking us a while to get around! Loved your box inspection video.

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  41. Yeah! You joined the club!
    Now that you've tried it, don't you think that it's easier to think outside of the box from inside the box?

    Missed you my furriends!!

    Purrs

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  42. You are a unique guy, that's for sure Cody! That box must have had some good stuff in it, it was very interesting to you...glad you are now enjoying boxes!

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  43. You are such the cat, Cody! I’m not scared of the vacuum either.

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  45. Cody, kudos for a wonderful starring role in "investigating the box." Furrrgive us for not writing you earlier but we wanted to have time to savor your charming performance in the video. We compliment you on your acting abilities. For a cat not liking what other cats like you have done an admirable job of illustrating the intensive process of "box investigation". And we love your pic INSIDE a box with the "wanna make something of it" look! Happy Belated Box Day!!

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  46. You're definitely an 'outside the box' thinker Cody! Happy International Box Day.

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