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Watch 5 Shapeshifter Cats Work Their Way Into Tiny Spaces

The cats in these videos think "stuffing yourself over the holidays" means cramming your body into boxes, vases, and other too-small spaces.

Angela Lutz  |  Dec 5th 2014


I can relate to cats who try to cram their furry, rotund bodies into too-small boxes, vases, cups and the like. After all, that’s pretty much how I felt trying to put on my skinny jeans the morning after Thanksgiving dinner. As these cats prove, persistence — and an unwavering belief in the universal law of “it fits, I sits” — pays off.

Just ask my cat, Bubba Lee Kinsey, who somehow crammed himself into my boyfriend’s half-open underwear drawer last week. When I couldn’t find him, I was convinced my adventurous feline senior had gone spelunking in the basement again, but a closer examination of the bedroom revealed a slice of gray fur peeking out the top of a drawer. I pulled it open to find Bubba curled in a tight cat-loaf position, his forehead pressed against the side of the drawer. He looked uncomfortable — more like a kid in timeout than a cat napping thusly by choice.

Here are some other cats who have managed to squeeze themselves into tight spots that kind of make us worry — I mean, once you’ve gotten in the soda box, how are you going to get out, cat? Did you think of that one? No, of course you didn’t. You’re so cute. Here, have a treat and carry on.

1. The supercut

Want to catch your cat demonstrating the principle of “it fits, I sits”? If the sheer number of cats in this video is any indicator, all you have to do is sit around with a camera and wait.

2. The struggle is real

This chubby calico girl has found a box, and it is the best box. The only problem: It’s about three sizes too small, but she is dedicated to making it work.

3. Purr while you work

This intensely adorable Ragdoll kitten is learning early that with the right bodily contortions, naps can happen any time and anywhere. And listen to that purr. Even with winter beating down your door, the good vibrations will melt your cold, cold heart.

4. No box is too small

If I tried as hard at anything as this kitty tries to fit in what basically amounts to a jewelry box, I would be a very rich woman.

5. Jumbo teacup kitten

Is there anything cuter than a kitten in a teacup? No. No, there is not. Watch this video for proof and weep tears of joy. And if you said “yes,” you need to reevaluate your priorities.

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About Angela: This not-crazy-at-all cat lady loves to lint-roll her favorite dress and go out dancing. She also frequents the gym, the vegan coffee joint, and the warm patch of sunlight on the living room floor. She enjoys a good cat rescue story about kindness and decency overcoming the odds, and she’s an enthusiastic recipient of headbutts and purrs from her two cats, Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix.