Aww, that's really nice you did that so he could carry on playing. Yeah, I think boxes are top of their favourite toys list. Lol, I think you might be right there too. It's funny because even if they've never seen a box in their lives before, they're instantly drawn to it.
Haha, it does seem to. I think that's the second time I've done that now. XD
Haha! Yes, wrapping presents with a cat nearby is such good fun. It sounds like he had a lot of fun in those times. Apparently wrapping paper makes the perfect bedding, or so it would seem, because my family's cats just sprawl out on top of it. They get excused from the room nowadays when we're wrapping gifts.
Empty boxes are the best though. I'd love to know just what is so appealing about them, because they certainly waste no time in making themselves at home in them, do they?
(Just posted this on my own profile by accident. It had to happen some day. XD)
I think they had little presents in there too. We wrap up presents for our dog, then it's always funny watching her open them. She tends to cheat though and just focus on one end of the gift, then pulls it out once she's torn a whole in the paper.
Should work on improving the speaking then too, then you can do it all when it comes to translating. Be a good job though, at least you'll always be on top of your other languages since you'll be using your skills with them all the time.