Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for November 29, 2021

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    McColl34 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Silly question. Everyone knows the answer will be the empty box!

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    deadheadzan  over 2 years ago

    The empty box wins every time!

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    FreihEitner Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Elvis in panel 3 is great, but in panel 2 is hilarious!

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    McColl34 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Why do I suddenly hear Puck with a Monty Hall voice?

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    Le'letha Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I was surprised how much more popular the cardboard scratchers were over the corded ones. Messier, but my two love them. Live and learn and vacuum more often, I guess.

    (Raven would eat both of them. They’re both cardboard.)

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    RAGs  over 2 years ago

    “I’ll take the empty box, but only if it is a tight fit.”

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    RuinQueenofOblivion  over 2 years ago

    We got our cats a similar thing only it was a Halloween themed clocktower… they kinda liked it, and then it fell apart.

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    WelshRat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Cat version of ‘Take your Pick’ alters from the Human version in a very specific way. In Catworld, box takes you!

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    GreasyOldTam  over 2 years ago

    Boxes are never empty. They are always filled with adventure.

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    kangtourcat  over 2 years ago

    Monty Hall!

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    Susanna Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I have a cardboard cottage scratcher for them. Has been a while since I have seen one of them in it. Mostly they just sleep in it, though occasionally they use it as a scratcher. I was tempted to buy them a Christmas themed one las5 year, but resisted the temptation. So far I haven’t seen any this year.

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    Hedgehog  over 2 years ago

    Pucky, the white tuxedoed game show host. Because a black tuxedo on a black cat does not show up well on camera.

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    Sue Ellen  over 2 years ago

    I’ve never seen such an elaborate cardboard scratcher. Perhaps the children can use it as a house for their assorted dolls, action figures, and stuffed animals. Otherwise, I think it would make a lovely mansion for the robber mice gang!

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    Maizing  over 2 years ago

    A few years ago, a friend gave me an assortment of birthday gifts packed in a soft-sided crate. It’s about a foot square. After I emptied the crate, I set it on my bedroom floor. The next thing I knew, Pingpong had managed to get inside and curled up in it. She barely fit. I’ve seen each of my other cats in it since then. It’s especially funny to see Sunny (my largest cat) in that soft-sided crate.

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    Lady Bri  over 2 years ago

    This has to be one of my favourites! ❤ All the LOLs! No fancy cat scratcher could ever hold a candle to a plain cardboard box. No siree! ;D

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member over 2 years ago

    A cat trap!

    We got a sofa-shaped cardboard scratcher for our cousins. They never scratched it, purr-furring to nap on it.

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    sugordon  over 2 years ago

    I love it! Let’s Make a Deal for cats. Elvis’s reactions in panels 2&3 are spot on to some of the contestants I remember

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  over 2 years ago

    Our cat Salem always slept with Simba, our 100 lb. German Shepard. We got Salem when Simba was a puppy, and he sort of became Simba’s pet. Simba would always put Salem in his doghouse when he went to sleep.

    Salem would never play with a box/or sleep in one that Simba couldn’t fit into too. When Simba finally passed, we kept the doghouse for seven more years because Salem slept in it. It was funny when we got new neighbors and they saw the giant doghouse, looking for our enormous dog, and all they saw pop out of it was a little 6-8 lb. black cat.

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    Jungle Empress  over 2 years ago

    I just cackled like a moron when I saw the last panel.

    Seriously, Woman, you should expect that by now!

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    in-dubio-pro-rainbow  over 2 years ago

    These cats – never think out-of-the-box!

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    Gent  over 2 years ago

    Them cats. They just loves boxes.

    What is favourite sports of cats?


    What is favourite day of cats?

    Boxing day.

    What is favourite clothing of cats?


    What is the mineral ore from which al sorta boxes is made of?


    Ancient astrocat theorists suggest that cats is ancient aliens who arrives on this planet in box shaped UFOs.

    Okay, okay, I’ll stops now. You may removes your boxing gloves.

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    Tigrisan Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Loaner Cat is not a box fan. I bought her a Halloween house from Target this year. It was a total pain to put together. Two stories, both floors were cardboard scratchers, it was nice and big and I figured it would fit her because she’s so fat…nothing. She took one sniff of it and walked away. Over to check out the box it came in, turned up her nose and that was that. I gave it to Thing 2 thinking maybe her three cats would love it and…nothing. Her bunnies sleep in it, but that’s it. *sigh

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    cat19632001  over 2 years ago

    Pucky toe beans!

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    cat19632001  over 2 years ago

    I hope the Woman isn’t planning on putting out a gingerbread house at the same time as the scratcher this Christmas season. If she is … well, at least Lupin will enjoy the mess.

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    TampaFanatic1  over 2 years ago

    My cats love the empty boxes, paper bags and of course the plastic rings you get from half gallon or gallon containers of milk or orange juice.

    BTW, I love all the Monty Hall references I saw above. Puck would make a great game show host: perhaps like the one Richard Dawson (who did a great job on Family Feud back in the day) did with Arnold in a sci-fi film back in the late ’80s but it would be called “Running Cat” where a cat would have to maneuver around numerous obstacles in The Big Pink House or perhaps “Climbing for Catnip” might be better……

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    rs0204 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I like Pucky in his full Gameshow-Host mode.

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    GSD Mom Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Not really off topic: is surprisingly appropriate today. It’s quite chilly here this morning and I could use an extra cat or two.

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    Wichita1.0  over 2 years ago

    And what’s behind Door Number Three, Monte?

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    misty  over 2 years ago

    The box proved too much for the cat

    (Too much for the cat)

    (He had to take it)

    So, he’s leaving a gift he’ll never know, oh

    He said he’s going to try find

    (Going to try find)

    Total peace of mind

    That he had left behind

    Not so long ago

    He’s leaving (leaving)

    Behind that scratcher from Georgia (leaving behind a cat scratcher)

    Hmm, yeah

    Said he’s going back (going back to find)

    To a simpler place and time (and when he jumps and hides)

    Oh yes, he is (guess who’s gonna nap right by his side)

    And Puck’ll be with him (I know he will)

    In that empty box from Georgia

    (Living in an empty box from Georgia)

    He’d rather live in his world (live in his world)

    Than live without that box so fine (world, world)

    (It’s his, his and Puck’s alone)

    - James D Weatherly – Midnight Train To Georgia

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    cat19632001  over 2 years ago

    (in the voice of a TV announcer) “Pucky, tell us about the empty cardboard box that Elvis has chosen!”

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    cat19632001  over 2 years ago

    Panel four – ::sounds of excitedly yowling, meowing and trilling cats in the back ground::

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    cat19632001  over 2 years ago

    Love the chyron graphic from Burt today.

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    Miss Mina  over 2 years ago

    I love Elvis’s face in panel 2!

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    I AM CARTOON LADY!  over 2 years ago

    And today’s prizes were brought to by, One Frustrated Owner!

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    ladykat  over 2 years ago

    Smudge is fascinated with the two boxes of gifts I have in the living room. This morning, he was trying to haul gifts out of one box.

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    Kitty Katz  over 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

    Elvis-Anum: Has Kat-Mandu been by yet?

    Puckmosis: Yes. He left a box with the supplies you ordered.

    Elvis-Anum: Oh, good. I’ve been running low on quills and ink.

    Enter Tabith-Isis

    Tabith-Isis: Did my order of red dots and papyrus scrolls come in?

    Puckmosis: Right here. You can chase your red dots and write your features with no problem.

    Beatrixia: Has anyone seen Lupinium?

    Elvis-Anum: I haven’t seen him since breakfast. He was helping Thomios in the kitchen.

    Beatrixia: Maybe he’s out in the courtyard.

    Tabith-Isis: Wait, I think I hear a noise in the box room.

    Elvis-Anum: Yep, here he is.

    Lupinium (In smallest box): Zzzzzz….

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    gcottay  over 2 years ago

    The woman, smart in so many ways, should have known she was providing not on gift but two.

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    Kawasaki Cat  over 2 years ago

    Just like a little kid. Play with the box ,not the toy.

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    metagalaxy1970  over 2 years ago

    Mine don’t do boxes. I could have the entire living room covered in boxes, nothing. Now my bed, that’s a different matter……

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    Mr. Reader  over 2 years ago

    a box full of hopes and dreams (also naps), good choice.

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    DM2860  over 2 years ago

    If I fits, I sits.

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    scyphi26  over 2 years ago

    I mean… they’re cats. You really should expect this by now, Woman.

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member over 2 years ago

    During a change from carpeting to hard flooring in our 1996 Palm Harbor double wide in NW village of Catalina AZ.. A very young Shellie had a forest of boxes to inspect. One kept her entertained for a long time.

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    anomalous4  over 2 years ago

    Sis’s dignified senior boss Onyx will take a pass on both, thanks – she doesn’t like enclosed spaces of any kind. Recently she’s developed the habit of peeing over the side of the litter box (she gets all 4 feet inside & the poops still go in, thank Ceiling Cat!) so sis tried a couple of enclosure bins with high sides, open tops, & access holes on the sides, but Onyx just looked in, said NOPE NOPE NOPE!, & went downstairs to the “regular” style litterbox. She wouldn’t even go into the clear bin, much less the opaque one…sis just sighed & resigned herself to putting pee pads on the floor around the litterboxes. She says, “Well, I’ll keep the fancy ones for the next cat…”

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    anomalous4  over 2 years ago

    OT: Flood ferals at TinyKittens

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    mistercatworks  over 2 years ago

    That’s OK. The kids will play with the ski-lodge.

    These things are designed by the pet industry for people who think their pets are their children. It’s too much for me. If I get one more e-mail from Chewy talking about my “fur-babies”, I’m going to retch.

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    DorseyBelle  over 2 years ago

    Wow fancy chryon (sp?). And you’ll find some other use for the ski lodge themed scratching post, or maybe Goldie will like it.

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    anomalous4  over 2 years ago

    Heck yeah, it’s the holidays! ♫♫ O Tommybaum, O Tommybaum, can’t tell you’re artificial… ♫♫

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    Martin 78  over 2 years ago

    Bought Russel a nice cat tower, and a cozy bed. He sleeps on our metal spiral stair (to the constant annoyance of our daughter) or in the box we keep our reusable shopping bags in.

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    sgs13  over 2 years ago

    My two boys received a Christmas theater last year. They love it, but Ziggy really loves it. He chews on it and scratches it at it all the time it’s in bad shape now though!

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    dogday Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Abandoned kitties: Eleven days ago a carrier was left at our church door. Long story short, we took the carrier. Found a young mom cat and five weaned kittens. Again, long story short, we provided them with larger quarters and, of course, a litter box which had a hood. When we checked on them, all six were in the (still-clean) litter box. Sigh. Happy ending: All six found happy fur-ever homes, the mom cat even going with one of her kittens. I’m sure they’ll be provided with a “happy box” where they are. puuurrrrrrr…..

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    asrialfeeple  over 2 years ago

    Why is she surprised? How long has she had cats?

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    Mx Crazy Cat Person  over 2 years ago

    Loving the game-show aspect of this strip, and of course seeing a happy Elbiff.

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    knight1192a  over 2 years ago

    Wow, even if she had to construct the scratcher the box it came in still seems too small for it.

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    willie_mctell  over 2 years ago

    Why doesn’t anyone make a box that can be clawed inside and out? Puck is angling for a job on a game show.

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    sisterea  over 2 years ago

    The box always wins

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    catmom1360  over 2 years ago

    Now, the Woman has obviously lived with the cats a long time so, why is she surprised that the cats chose the cardboard box. My cats, I guess are weird. They’re not interested in boxes of any kind.

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    LucyLuLu  over 2 years ago

    Lucy will not step one paw into any boxes or bags. Big Gray likes his boxes but I have to break them down so he can just lay on it like a rug. Silly boy.

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    scaeva Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Burt has made a mistake. We all know there is no such thing as and “empty box” —because “they are all filled with adventure!” (As related by the Cat of Adventure.)

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Yep. We no longer buy stuff for the cats, but they get first dibs on all the boxes. Even the doughnut boxes (Odinsdottir, our big floofy Norwegian Forest Cat is so cute when she tries to disappear in one)

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    Font Lady Premium Member over 2 years ago

    And Update has managed to combine two of her very favorite toys (this week). One favorite is a springy wire ball with a furry mouse that rattles. She’ll bat it around and even carry it around in her mouth. Her other favorite is a pop-up tent with three holes for doors and a bell puffball hanging from the roof. Somehow, and don’t ask me how she managed without thumbs, she hooked the wire ball on the puffball and had more fun attacking both.

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      over 2 years ago

    Well, can’t say I’m surprised.

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    panille  about 2 years ago

    That’s the ski lodge’s hot tub.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Said every single cat ever!!!!!

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