When we were little a bit before Christmas we were made to sort out our toys and put aside the ones we didn't want anymore. It was amazing how precious something you hadn't looked at for months became as soon as parting with it became an issue.
About a 2 years ago I was sent a plant in a box and my youngest cat Electra(17)immediately took the box as her own, she has played with it for cat hours on end, a bit like when a child prefers the box to the present.
This afternoon, looking at the living room with a virew to getting ready for Christmas, I said to DH do you think we could get rid of that box? So while she had her afternoon nap we removed it, we put it in the hall. When she woke up one of the first things she did was go and sit where the box was. The expression on her face seemed to say "What have you done with my box" eventually she found it in the hall and immediately took possesion we could hear her playing with it as though to say "You see I play with it all the time" Needless to say it is back, I think I will have to wrap it in Christmas paper.
This is MY box!!!
If you feel like an extra bit of silliness I came across this piece on "Stashbusting" .Thanks to Vicki Welsh for the link