The Boxing Match

Loki’s full-faced tail hanger

Loki and Silver challenged Spunk to a boxing match. You all can decide the winner.

Spunk pulls a prolifically cool tucked tail profile to perplex Loki and Silver

Sliver tags in with the required four feet in the box

But then he falls into a full-faced, three-pawed tail hanger

Loki pulls a three-quarter PO’d-look profile with tail hanger

Spunk put on his full-faced Spunk-eyes with tucked tail look

Note to Herman: I assume you noticed the PreSonus Iris E3.5 BT speakers box in the background. When I was ordering a new backup drive, Amazon gave me a gift card which was enough to cover those near-field monitors I had been eyeing for a while. They sound great and reproduce sound super accurately.

52 thoughts on “The Boxing Match

  1. Love it.Theyโ€™re fighting over audio tech! Taiko gestures never resolved except to each of their experiences? Otherwise, quite a feline match going on.

      • They kill me. I had a small paper bag that fell on the floor. Didn’t take Kat (used to go by Moondust) long to settle herself on that tiny square. Really? Between that and the floor there is a difference?

      • Yes there is a lot of difference to a cat. We get lost in the subtlies.

  2. Silver was doing fine until the shift that led to the “oh crap, I’m splayed out with a goofy expression.” Loki appears to be trying to mimic a ship’s figurehead. Spunk wins with the “Don’t you dare tell me one of those other dolts won”. Oh, Spunk, again with those eyes…….

    • Excellent analysis. When Spunk is getting in trouble, which is often, mind you, he puts on those eyes and we have to say to each other “Would that sweet looking kitty ever tear up a handbag, eat a computer screen, rip up furniture, etc.?” Sรธren, our African Grey Parrot, answers “Yes!” Thanks, Maj & Sher.

  3. Hi Tim! Haha, what a small box! Groceries arrived home in a great gourmet greenhouse vegetable box from Trader Joe’s and my cats love to “lounge” in it! Your photos of the muffin-tops are adorable! Wishing you and your family well. ~ Mia

    • Thanks, Mia. We always have a bunch of boxes on the floor for our kitties to play in. When I break them down to take them out, the kitties lie on the pile of broken down boxes and look and me with a “Why?” look on the faces. I assure them more boxes are on the way.

  4. Hi Tim. Yep, I noticed the PreSonus Iris E3.5 BT box in the back. I read a lot of good reviews about this speakers and I think they are an excellent choice.
    Silver looks a bit like Jimi. But I think he’s a little bit bigger. It was funny to see al the kitties in the tiny box…

    • Silver is a huge kitty. He’s really solid too. I’m really happy with the speakers. Thanks, Herman.

  5. An all or nothing full out box challenge going on here! Itโ€™s hard to beat a four legs in the box move but Spunks got the look , Iโ€™m going to have to go with that .

  6. They are meeting the real box challenge: a full size, adult cat can fit into a box that is 2-3 sizes too small.

    Judging by the number of Amazon boxes, has the company approached you on becoming their new distribution center in ABQ (lol)? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The number of Amazon boxes reflects the sad state of our local stores. The stores have either chosen not to restock what they consider “non-esential” items or they are having trouble getting them. I assume it’s a choice more than availability. I’m having to buy a lot more items that I would by locally on Amazon. The card I use for local grocery type purchases had a balance of $149 for the April/May billing cycle. Amazon got the several hundred dollars more that is usually on that card. And the cats are happy with the boxes. Thanks, David

      • I know what you mean. It seems there is no rhyme or reason on which items are deemed essential or non-essential. Similarly, I would like to buy local so I can see it before spending. But, when you can’t find it is online. Though we’re rural, Amazon, FedEx and UPS have been able to deliver us things we have ordered. The drivers have told us we’re easier to find than the maze of suburban streets. BTW, we had some snow last night. Some places had a couple of inches. We only had a dusting. It was all gone before I could get the camera out. The furnace has already run a few times this morning. Not bad for Jun 8-9, winter again.

      • It was much cooler last night, but I don’t know what the low was. It was mid 40’s at 7:30. UPS and FedEx drivers always comment on how beautiful our property is. It’s wild and colorful, which is quite a contrast from the mown lawns, gravel and dirt that make up a lot of the landscaping on properties in our area.

  7. Silver is the winner to me. Re: boxes, my cats prefer REI paper bags, but no other kind. Buying local is getting just plain silly. I need a Corning souffle pan and they are unavailable everywhere, even on-line. And, I consider them essential, since my neighbor is trading me eggs for fresh greens.

  8. As usual my husband had to explain what I was doing wrong and why I having problems. Oh well it is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks or cat for that matter. We both enjoyed this post. We have seen the kind of fun that our cats (one gone now) spend hours playing with boxes. Adorable pictures, love it. Hugs, Joni

    • Thanks, Joni. You can buy kitties toys, but there is not much better than a new box.

      • I know, right. We have bought cat stands, little pillows and cozy places for them to go and they would rather be in a box. They know what they want and they want it now. They are so amusing to watch too. Hugs, Joni

  9. Egads! Whew! what a match!
    IMHO, I think Spunkie – Poo ๐Ÿ’‹ won. He maintained position, didn’t take any hits and looks very cute.
    BTW… nice box!

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