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Wrapping Presents 101 for Cat Owners by ibjennyjenny

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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 the 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. Swear to yourself that next year, you will get the store to wrap the darn thing for you.

Thanks to Mary Campbell

Model is Mikey

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Comments

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    LMAO – even if I have read it before. Anybody who was ever owned by a cat will relate to this ☺
    xxxx to Mikey♥

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    11-26-12
    Congratulations you are featured in Cat’s Pajamas

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  • Thanks Kira.

    – ibjennyjenny

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    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    11-26-12
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  • I love it. Thank you .

    – ibjennyjenny

  • vic321
    vic321about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous !!

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 2 years ago

    The photo is exquisite…the story is a hoot!

  • Thank you so much.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    I sure can relate to this, very well done, love it :o0x

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 2 years ago

    Oh that Face, That most Beautiful Face
    November-26-2012

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  • Thank you Laura so very much.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • tinypaws
    tinypawsabout 2 years ago

    Pitty description now hidden in RB.;0))A must read.Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you..

    – ibjennyjenny

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 2 years ago

    Great photo and description.. too bad RB separates them now as, particularly, in your case they need to be viewed together… an outstanding photo of your Mikey!

  • It is kinda weird that RB has them separated now but personally, I always have to read the description when I look at photographs. It’s a must. Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...about 2 years ago

    Excellent work, really very well done!!

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

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