Sylvia the black cat (who brings good luck, but no money so far) is seen here modeling the satisfied look that most felines adopt when they encounter cardboard boxes.
If you’re thinking that cats just love to jump into and hide in boxes because their human caretakers think it’s so stinking cute, it’s time to bust a myth (see 10 more of them in this column). . Seeking out confined spaces is an instinctual behavior for cats. In the wild, enclosed areas allow them to both hide from predators and surreptitiously stalk their prey.
Photo by Cara DeGette