Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

902 Words Nov 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Cat in a Box If you’ve used the internet in the last few years you’ve seen some form of an adorable feline companion in a box or small awkward space. Bryan Gardiner’s article, “What’s up with that: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?” explores various possible and probable explanations for the “If I fits, I sits,” phenomena plastered all over the net. In order to earnestly evaluate Gardiners’ article, it is important to consider the use of rhetorical strategies such as Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. The massive quantity of documentation of this peculiar behavior entails both the purpose and the inferred “motivating” event in Gardiner’s article giving reason to curiosity. While the author never clearly states a particular event he does state that, “That object, as the internet has so thoroughly documented, is a box. Any box, really…Place one [a box] on the ground, a chair, or a bookshelf and watch as Admiral Snuggles quickly commandeers it.” (para. 1) That statement sums up the purpose and the motivation behind this article with a dose of Pathos. One of Gardiners proposed reasons as to why cats love boxes so much is a scientifically valid reason, cats are ambush predators he still admits that science really isn’t a hundred present sure as to why, “Like many other really weird things cats do, science hasn’t fully cracked this particular feline mystery. There’s the obvious predation advantage a box affords: and boxes provide great hiding places to stalk…
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