or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat's Meow › Wrapping presents with the cat
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wrapping presents with the cat

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Wrapping Presents With A Cat 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.
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.
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.
13. Cut the paper to size, trying to keep the cutting line straight.
14. Throw away first sheet because cat tried to chase the scissors and tore 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. Vow to yourself that next year, you will get the store to wrap the thing for you.
post #2 of 9
that is so funny . I love it .
post #3 of 9
That is hysterical! I would add one last one.

If you actually get the gift wrapped, put bow on top. Before delivering present remove bow (which now has teeth marks) and put new bow and try to keep new bow away from cat. Give up and just use labels, if they want a bow, they can put it on!!
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok. Consider that added!
post #5 of 9
i loved this, it's so funny!!!
i copied and pasted it so i can make a copy to give to a few people who'll enjoy as well.

post #6 of 9
LMAO!!!!! Oh, that is Hilarious - in every painfully accurate detail!

Reminds me of the time two Christmases ago, when Pounce spent the night "all wrapped up".

She was often well involved in my wrapping efforts, fully as described here - though she would (thankfully) wander off from time to time. I figured that was the case as I wrapped the last piece that night - a tall crystal serving thingie for Mom - which I packed in a large box, filled with a large sack of styro-beans. I poured the base layer, inserted the server, dumped in the rest of the sack, and wrapped it up. Then I went to bed - not concerned about where the Cat was, as she usually turned up in short order.

Next morning, the house was strangely quiet - and still no Cat around. I poured her food, which usually brings her running, to no effect. I then went thru the house, feed jug in hand, shaking it for a response. Finally, I noticed the large package move slightly - and heard a muffled, mournful Meow from within.

I cut the paper and opened the box, and Pounce sprang out, in an explosion of styro-beans! Over two years later, I'm STILL finding styro-beans around the house.....
post #7 of 9
OMG that was so funny.

love your story, clemmie
post #8 of 9
That reminded me I had to wrap a present for a baby shower tomorrow. Only thing Em did was steal half the ribbon when I pulled it out. Not too bad.
post #9 of 9
too funny
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat's Meow
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat's Meow › Wrapping presents with the cat