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Behold These Cats Enjoying the Christmas Wrapping Aftermath

Presents get unwrapped? Cats attack! Watch felines enjoying their part in gift-giving.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Dec 28th 2015


Everyone loves getting presents for Christmas, but for our distinguished feline friends, the real joy of the season comes with the unwrapping aftermath. What more could a grateful little cat wish for but a living room floor filled with discarded wrapping paper, colorful ribbons and fanciful pieces of string to gallivant around with?

Consider this your photo-based guide to understanding a cat’s take on the best time of the holiday season.

All of the wrapping papers!

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The look on the face of this luxurious long-haired feline lets you know that he has stumbled across a real deal Christmas miracle. Paper-based shenanigans are a must.

Think smart

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This savvy kitty has used the unruly mess of a Christmas morning present giving session to find a secret refuge spot. A sneaky undercover nap will most certainly ensue.

Ribbon life

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Our tuxedo pal here knows full well that the most coveted prize in any present wrapping situation is the ribbon. Here he’s snagged a festive colored sample that will provide him with many hours of fun and games. Also, he appears to have Christmas-themed clawpaint. I will not be the moral judge of that particular social etiquette dilemma for the ages.

A cruel and unusual punishment

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Do not taunt your cats by teasing them with cat-themed wrapping paper. Repeat, do not taunt your cats by teasing them with cat-themed wrapping paper that you know is just going to leave them conflicted. Remember, visions of genocide are not cool.

A last ditch attempt

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You’ve got to admire the plucky chops on this ginger tabby, as he attempts a last minute wrapping sabotage attack on a tardy present giver. Alas, it will be all in vain and lessons will not be learned.

It’s crinkle time

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As my own cat Mimosa will attest, the best paper for a cat to run up and frolic in is that cheap, basic, almost see-through gift wrap. It’s all about the crinkle sound it makes as you bomb into it — as our determined ginger friend here knows full well.

Cat in a bag!

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And now for my next number, I’d like to return to the classics, perhaps the most famous classic in all the world of cats… Yep, this seasonally-colored white fluffball is a master of cat in a bag, that revered cousin to cat in a box.

There’s always one…

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It’s not so much the fact that this refined-looking kitty has gotten himself into a packaging mishap — it’s the studious look on his face that says, “I am in full and total control of what just unfurled. Do not doubt me.”

About the author: Phillip Mlynar writes about cats, music, food, and sometimes a mix of all three. He considers himself the world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats.