Friday Cat Blogging – 15 January 2021

We got a few belated Christmas gifts last week, and you know what that means: more boxes! In this picture, Hilbert has knocked over a box so it’s easier to get into, and Hopper is sneaking around the side to see what’s going on. In the end, I waved a piece of ribbon in front of their faces in order to ward off any trouble. It worked.

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