Here is Boy, the Genius Cat, with his favorite pink box. He has learned how to use this box as a percussion intrument by lifting the lid and letting it go. The box lid then falls back down with a satisfying thump. He has also learned how to lift up the lid far enough to crawl into the box, then let the lid back down with himself in the box. He can then thump the box lid from inside to his heart's content. He really loves to do this at way too early in the morning, just to wake up his Mom. Waking Mom up way too early is Boy's favorite pastime and this is only one of the many ways he has devised to do it. Boy was born on or about November 15, 1993 to a feral mom who hung around a provision store near his present Mom's apartment. His present Mom found him when he was very young, not yet completely weaned, but with no cat mother in sight. She took him home and found out that he was a sick little boy, covered in fleas and with a runny tummy. His new Mom took him to the vet and got him all fixed up. He is now a very healthy cat and loves living with his Mom. When he was about seven years old, him Mom moved, which he found to be a rather traumatic experience, but he is all settled in now. Recently his Mom spent two months in China and brought back some really lovely pictures. Boy has them up on his blog and they are really worth seeing.
Boy uses a box to play percussion.
This has prompted quite a discussion.
"Why three in the morning?"
Asks Mom without warning.
Boy says, "That is the best time to play percussion."