Animals Video

By David Aspinall

This pampered Persian cat could not be more comfortable tucked up in a box with his toy tiger.

Eric may have a grumpy face but that hides his relaxed demeanour as he’s snuggled up tight surrounded by some pink fabric.

As owner Stephen Sellings watches on, the two-year-old tabby contentedly wags his tail as most of his fur spills over the edges of the makeshift bed.

With his toy animal resting next to his whiskers, Eric makes no effort to move from the hallway at home in Hove, East Sussex.

Stephen, from Hove, East Sussex, said: “This was such a cute moment that I had to record it.

“Eric is always lying in and playing in boxes.

“This isn’t his favourite, mainly as he doesn’t really have a favourite – he loves all boxes.

“He always rolls on his back when stroked, on that day he was playing with his toy in his box and rolled over for a stroke.

“If he has something to play with he’s happy to stay there for 15 minutes.

“But if he falls asleep, there’s no moving him.”

Stephen, who lives with Kizzy Canham, has another pet cat called Ollie, one, and he and Eric can be found on Instagram under eric_and_ollie_