Boom Boom Larew calls her blog “How to Become a Cat Lady… Without the Cats.” She probably did not realize it when she sent this package, but I am going to use it to judge just how much of a cat lady someone can be without actually having cats. Every inch of this white elephant gift will be carefully examined.
I am afraid that Ms. Larew came up wanting right away when we did the Box Test. She should have used the small square Priority Mail box to send this. I am sure she could have made the item fit, and then we cats could have had fun trying to stuff ourselves in the box. The flat Priority Box is not shaped well to make a good a cat toy.
The note says that she has also enclosed something for my human. That is okay, and a lot of cat-humans-with-cats might do the same. The fact that she refers to my human as my “mom” is forgivable, because that is how most female cat humans see themselves. Except my human and I. She is not my mother. My mother is Tina Turner of Tajhara. My human is my semi-competent assistant. But Ms. Larew would not necessarily know this, so she gets a pass.
Next up is a very important part — the wrapping paper. I was not happy with it. It is not crinkly, and there is not enough of it. A real cat lady would know to use extra paper and make it the really stiff and crinkly kind so we could have fun playing in it. Oh wait, is there more? Ah, the actual gift. I almost forgot about that.
It is a small acrylic cube with a hummingbird carved in it on a lighted stand. What’s more, the light changes colors! My human actually liked it.
But wait! It is also a hit with us kitties! My human had a hard time getting a photo of it without any cats because we wouldn’t stop hovering around it.
So most non-cat people would think this is a good thing — that if the cats like the gift, that is good! But not necessarily, because the box and the paper the gift came in is equally or more important than the actual gift 68% of the time. So while we liked the gift — and we thank you for it, it is really lovely! — I really do think, Boom Boom Larew, that you need a cat if you intend to be giving out anymore gifts to other kitties. I would offer to send you Binga, but I think someone here would kick up a fight about that.
Oh, the gift for my human?
I think we will hold onto it for the next White Elephant Gift Party.
This just in — find more White Elephant gifts at the linky here!