Astrid is our resident bag lady. This isn’t anything new. We have shared her M.O. previously, and she continues to make this behavior part of her adorableness.
She loves all bags…paper, plastic and especially cloth. Once a week when groceries are brought home, she waits expectantly for her opportunity to dive into the first empty bag. She knows it will be placed open on the nearby stool to hold all the other bags as they are emptied. She remains on high alert for her chance to pounce. If we are not fast enough to empty, fold and get another bag inside, she’s immediately burrowing in for a long nap.
You can tell by the look on her face that she was a little perturbed when I wouldn’t leave her alone. Though in a different bag on a different day, she appears to be just as miffed at me in the photo below. She did, however, look at the camera so I could record and remember her frowny face.
I know that all cats have built-in, empty bag and box radar. But I think Astrid not only finds them to be a cozy place to nap but also a tranquil retreat from her housemates. She does not rank high on the kitty totem pole, which is why she segregates herself by staying downstairs at night and rarely spending time on the Catio. I know she enjoys having the house to herself while the others are outside just as I know she likes secreting herself into this little cocoon of comfort.
I am considering leaving an empty grocery sack on the chair at all times so our resident bag lady can retreat at will for some daily R & R. If I am lucky, I might eventually get a photo of her smiling her thanks.
Astrid looks so regal in her bag! What a beautiful sisfur.
We love our bags, too. My Auntie Primrose has a thing for chewin’ on the plastic ones. MOUSES! Once, one of us got caught in the straps of a gift bag. Good thing Ol’ Peepers was available to come to the rescue. I, myself, love a big paper bag from the human nip store. Simply can’t beat a bag like that.
Nissy #Niss4Senate – tell the PM, today.
What pretty pictures of you Astrid! Neytiri really likes bags too.
You are one smart looking bag lady Astrid.
What a beautiful tortie lady you are! Truffles loves bags too 🙂
Astrid you are an adorable Bag Lady! Purple is an especially good color on you 🙂 A permanent bag would probably be a sweet idea.
Aaaaaaw Astrid looks so cute. 🙂 Hers dus luv da bags. MOL Meez luvs bags tu. When me wus smaller me used tu wide in mommys purse when wees went out. 🙂 Hav a pawsum week.
Oooh, look out. That purple strap is around her neck. I like standing on bags not in them.
She sure loves those bags! Cody loves PLASTIC bags, he tries to eat them! I was going to say what Susan above said, if at all possible cut off ALL handles from bags if you are letting a cat play unsupervised. A while back a blogger laughed when I said that, then a week later she came to my blog and thanked me because her cat had nearly choked itself from the handle. If they are supervised that’s fine!
You’re so pretty Astrid! I’m more of a box lady since I just like to lay on not in bags but either way, at least we get to do what we want since we’re Torties!
You create such beautiful portraits! Yout subjects are purrfect, too. Hug.
Astrid you are so cute…resident bag lady…we got a good chuckle.
Tutu is the only kitty in our home who love bags. But not for R&R, rather, the bag serves as a hidey hole while she waits for an unsuspecting victim to pounce on. 😉
We think bags and boxes are just magnets for kitties.
My cats love bags, too. Sadly (for them), I don’t let them play with bags unsupervised. Once Calvin got his little self into a panic when he tried to walk through one of the handles and it got a little hung up on him. So he tried to run away from it, and you can imagine how he felt when the bag not only stayed attached but followed him, making all kinds of noise. After that, I make sure I’m around when it’s time to play fun with bags. As for Calvin, he’s forgive the bag for it’s infraction and still likes to play in them.
–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats
There’s nothing as fun to hang out in as a bag, Astrid!
my stars girl, purple with a shade of pink…. is SOOO your color…you look FABulous
hugs from dai$y…=^..*=
Bags are always a hit around here too!
Astrid, Sampson wants to cuddle into that bag with you. He loves bags too, as you know. You are looking super cute in those photos! He sends lots of love and kisses your way, and we are all sending hugs. He also wanted me to let you know that is is featured on our blog today too!
Your kitty is adorable!
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That purple looks good on her.
Love the photo’s today! We love bags and boxes too, great fun!
Basil & Co xox
Astrid looks like my Penny. I love torties and she sounds like lots of fun.
She’s so cute. It’s funny, I just wrote about boxes yesterday but bags are equally interesting.
Astrid is beautiful! She looks so much like my Spicy.
But she would rather sleep by me most of the time.
BUT both Punkin and TC love to lay on bags! Preferably paper bags. Sometimes they want to check out the interior when they are in a playful mood, but that’s rarely. Gin Gin never cared for boxes or bags. She likes being up high in HER cat tree!
We love bags too. Ernie is the bag-guy around here, though. He’s got bag radar!
Yes a bag there for all times for the resident bag lady sounds good to us and Astrid would be in bag heaven. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
Astrid looks fetching even when she is perturbed. I, Charles, prefer wicker baskets but many of fur sibs love bags mostly paper. My sisfur Miranda loves to lay in them and then after a whie begins to shred them. MOL fun times.
Paw Pats to Ms Lisbeth.
Bless her……yes, there’s just something about a bag isn’t there??? Sam is a tent man these days but used to be inside ANY bag ANY time – plastic was preferred because of the noise it would make but he wasn’t picky. Astrid does look just a bit miffed to be disturbed in her bag-lady activities but something tells me she forgives you!!
Astrid we love the pictures of you in your bags and although you don’t like to be photographed we’re glad your Mom took those pictures as you look so cute.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Astrid seems to be an expert in bags ! If your mom finally decides to leave her an empty bag, remember her to cut the handles ! Purrs
We all luv bags and boxes round here.
We love bags too, and boxes…well, they are highly ranked here, too!
We are ALL box and bag kitties here, but Astrid seems to be an honest-to-goodness connoisseur!
Asrid and The Baby are kindred spirits–in loving bags, and solitude. Bibs’ schedule sees her up when every other kitty is napping so she can do her thing unmolested.
Lovely Astrid always looks adorable to us. Our Angel Princess was a tortie and our Mommy thinks they photograph beautifully. We hope she enjoys her bags!
Happy Tuesday, sweet girl!