Anyone gone through this , cats are so much fun , lol

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Anyone gone through this , cats are so much fun , lol

Post by ruthy » December 24th, 2007, 7:48 am

Wrapping Presents with Kitty


1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.
2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door.
3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe.
4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.

kitten with presents

5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.
6. Go to drawer and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc.
7. Lay out present and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping
strategy to be formed.
8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last visit, and collect string.

kitten with presents

9. Remove present from bag.
10. Remove cat from bag.
11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.
12. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size.

kitten with presents

13. Cut paper to size, try to keep the cutting line straight.
14. Throw away first sheet because cat tried to chase the scissors and tore the paper.
15. Cut second sheet of paper to size by putting cat in the bag the present came out of.
16. Place present on cut-to-size paper.

kitten with presents

17. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present, wonder why edges now don't reach, and find cat between present and paper. Remove cat and retry.
18. Place object on paper, to hold in place, while cutting transparent sticky tape.
19. Spend next 20 minutes carefully trying to remove transparent sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.
20. Seal paper down with transparent sticky tape, making corners as neat as possible.

kitten with presents

21. Look for roll of ribbon; chase cat down hall and retrieve ribbon.
22. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.
23. Re-roll up ribbon and remove paper that is now torn, due to cat's enthusiasm in chasing ribbon end.
24. Repeat steps 12-22 until down to last sheet of paper.

kitten with presents

25. Decide to skip steps 12-16 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that you know is right size for sheet of paper.
26. Put present in box, and tie down with string.
27. Remove string, open box and remove cat.
28. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for lockable room.

kitten with presents

29. Once inside room, lock door and start to re-lay out packing materials.
30. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close door and re-lock.
31. Lay out last sheet of paper. (Admittedly this is difficult in the small area of the toilet, but try your best!)
32. Seal box, wrap with paper and start repairs by very carefully sealing down tears with transparent sticky tape. Now tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst affected areas.

kitten with presents

33. Label, then sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulating yourself on making good of a bad job.
34. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.
35. Spend next 15 minutes looking for cat, before coming to obvious conclusion.
36. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.

kitten with presents

37. Retrieve all discarded sheets of wrapping paper, feed cat and retire to lockable room for last attempt, making certain you are alone and the door is locked.
38. At time of handing over present, smile sweetly at receiver's face, as they try and hide their contempt at being handed such a badly wrapped present.
39. Swear to yourself that next year, you will get the store to wrap the darn thing for you.

Merry Christmas ~ Love~ Ruthy

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Post by jana » December 26th, 2007, 5:35 pm

How true it is!! Every present I tried to wrap, the cat would wait until I was sealing up one end, then jump in the other end to see what's in there. Ugh! (I showed her. She just had a bath.)



Post by karslake » December 26th, 2007, 8:17 pm

As you probably know, I dog-sit. Well the predecessor of the one I sit now - also a Jack Russell - was always interested. Two Christmasses ago I had wrapped presents and placed them under the Christmas tree. I was in the kitchen and heard a rustle of paper, went to see what it was, and there was Little Dog, under the dining room table, happily opening my presents.!!

Now, Veldi, also a Jack Russell, barks at all animals that pass the house. He sounds really fierce. The other day he was in the back garden and I heard this terrible noise - not a bark, but a continual yelping of pain. I rushed to see what had happened, and there was Veldi rushing around the yard, yelping, being chased by the half-grown cat from next door!!

Such a BRAVE Little Dog!

Eve & Blabbermouth 111

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