February 06, 2007

Special Delivery!

It's the night before my boyfriend, Erik's, birthday, and it was high-time for me to get to wrap some presents. I wielded my housekey and slashed the packing tape affixed to the cardboard Amazon.com box which contained his loot. I did a quick check to verify the contents included everything that was supposed to be there, and, satisfied with the quality control of Amazon's warehouse team, ventured out to the kitchen to procure some Scotch Matte Finish Magic™ Tape, and remembered that Kitty wasn't in my room yet. Kitty!

So on my way back I opened the front door and spotted her, sat down next to the recycling bin next to the garage. A call of her name had her sprinting inside and down the hall to my room. I took a quick potty break before coming back to get wrapping.

It was when I returned to my room that I discovered Kitty sitting in the opened Amazon box, atop all of Erik's hundreds and thousands of amazing, expensive gifts. Oh wait, there's only, like, four. But still. I would have maybe thought of admonishing her if she weren't so ridiculously cute.

See, I brought Kitty home when she was a mere 8-week-old kitten over 13 years ago in a shoebox, and she loved to settle herself down into any available shoeboxes long after that - even when she was almost too big to fit into them. She stopped doing it around the time when she decided she preferred being more of an outside-cat, but I always liked to think that she still preferred relaxing in a confines of a box than anywhere else. Tonight those thoughts have been verified as fact!

I picked Kitty up out of the box in order to remove its contents from underneath her, set her on the side for only that moment, and then carefully placed her back within it, hoping she wouldn't be fickle and leap out. She didn't! In fact, once she tired of regally posing for me ("See how great I am, sitting in this box?"), she laid right down in it, curling up into a rather large ball of furriness. After several moments of petting and cooing to her about how ridiculously cute she was, I wisened up and grabbed my camera.

It's going to be enormously difficult to leave Kitty behind when I move far, far away in July... wait... what? :P


posted by julie at February 6, 2007 08:40 PM

things people have said

CUTIE!!!! :)

so said: brandy at February 6, 2007 09:39 PM

wait...(!!) what???? far, far away?? doooo tell, julie, doooooo tell!

so said: erin at February 7, 2007 02:35 PM

all will be revealed in time.... :P actually, i'm waiting for erik to reveal the details on his blog.

so said: julie at February 8, 2007 07:08 PM

waiting patiently, I might add :)

so said: Erik at February 8, 2007 09:42 PM

I think I've been pretty patient - I haven't asked you about additional posts at all... today... up to now...

so said: julie at February 8, 2007 10:05 PM

Go head and post till your heart's content about "far, far away". I've let the cat out of the bag. Or the Kitty out of the box.

so said: erik at February 23, 2007 02:13 AM



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