Does an 11.5lb cat fit into a bread basket?

I’m not sure what the deal is with cats and sitting in or on whatever you’re working with. Every cat I’ve ever had or heard of has issues like this, so it must be an attention thing. “Mom’s paying too much attention to those papers, that fabric, the quilt, this book, so I shall sit on it.” It’s just life with a cat. I’ve been decluttering a bit around the house, so Shadow decided to try out the Longaberger Bread Basket that I’d emptied of it’s previous contents and left at the back of my cutting table:

Shadow and the Bread Basket

This basket fascination continued off and on all day long once he’d discovered the spot. He made himself even more comfortable toward the end of the day. Since it probably really is an attention thing and maybe what he really wants is to be famous, we submitted one of the other pics to I Can Has Cheezburger?:

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If you’re not familiar with the LOLcats, check out the I Can Has Cheezburger? site for more funny captioned cat pictures (and the occasional non-feline participant). Bad spelling and grammar in giant white letters is the norm there. I don’t visit too often, because I can spend (read: waste) quite a lot of time just laughing at the pictures and funny captions which isn’t too great for productivity! If you’re so inclined, you can click the captioned photo above to go to the page where you can vote on Shadow’s picture. With enough votes, maybe the attention seeker will make it to the front page of the site!

Then this morning, the little twerp was cuter yet as he made himself more comfortably at home, with a pose and look even more suited to the caption I put on the previous photo:

Shadow in the bread basket

Now you know the answer: yes, an 11.5lb cat can fit in a Longaberger Bread Basket, just in case you ever really need to know. He’s been in and out of the thing more times than I can count today. He doesn’t just stay in there because if I get up and leave the room, he simply must be on my tail until I come back. I wonder how long this basket fixation will go on?? Maybe I should find him a bigger one…

4 thoughts on “Does an 11.5lb cat fit into a bread basket?

  1. I *love* that site! And the (new) hot dog site is really adorable! 🙂 That picture is cute, as well. 🙂 You have a very pretty cat. My cat does the same thing, she’ll sit on me or whatever I’m working on. I thought at first it was because she’s pregnant, and I figured she just wanted attention, but after reading your post, I see it’s just a cat thing, LOL.

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  2. OMG Nadine, I made the mistake of visiting that LOL Catz website! I laughed until I cried and had to take a cold pill to unstuff my nose! And I just know there is a screamingly funny caption for that bottom picture of Shadow in yur bredbasset.

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  3. Oh yes, they are little attention hogs, especially this one, who is jealous of absolutely everything and everyone I pay attention to. He’s very high maintenance!

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