Hello, people and Happy New Year. Our human mom, Beth, is very very busy, so we wanted to help her out by writing a blog post to tell you about the amazing thing we got for Christmas this year. We’re not exactly sure what it is, but mom acted really excited when she opened it, so we know it must be pretty special. (And no, we no longer speak like those Cheezburger Cats. We are 5 years old and have learned proper grammar!)
Anyway, Christmas Eve, Mom came home and started talking really loudly when she saw a big box at the front door. She said stuff like, “Wow. He didn’t use plastic tape or plastic label covers. This is great.” We don’t know what those things are, but we know our mom doesn’t like plastic. And we love boxes, so we started to get excited too.
Mom cut open the top with her keys and was even more excited when she looked inside. She said there was cardboard, twine, paper tape, and only a little plastic… the cap on a glass bottle of “Catnip Spray.” We wondered what that could be for.
Then, she took a great big cardboard thing out of the box. WHAT IS THIS?
Mom said it had no plastic or glue… just cardboard pieces held together by pressure and gravity around a wooden stick. She told Dad that this thing was special because the pieces could be replaced when they wore out.
She said it’s an Empire State Building Sky Scratcher from a guy on Etsy and that one of her blog readers told her about it. When she ordered it, she wrote to the Etsy guy (What is this Etsy thing and does it taste good?) and asked that it not be shipped with any plastic packaging. She kept telling us to scratch it. Is she crazy? This is not something frivolous like furniture or carpet. Clearly, it’s a work of art. Why would we scratch it? But then she sprayed some of the “Catnip Spray” on it. We loved that. It didn’t make us want to scratch, but rub up against it.
Most of all, we love our cool new house.
Also? We love brown paper. No, the paper didn’t come in that box. It came in a different box. This is called a non-sequitur. See? Told you we were smarter than those Cheezburger cats.
Okay, bye bye for now. We will write again next week because people keep asking Mom if we still like the homemade cat food that Dad makes for us and if it is still keeping us healthy after 4 years. Not to give away the answer, but check out Soot’s fur. What do you think? (Stay tuned.)