Cat Nap

3 08 2012

As a cat, I’m expected to sleep at least 16 hours per day.  That’s quite a responsibility, and a good chunk of time, especially when you factor in all the other things that are expected of me in each 24-hour period.  Among my duties is posting an occasional musing on this blog.  Admittedly, this particular duty is a self-imposed, but one that I take very seriously nonetheless. Some days, it comes down to making a choice between taking a nap or cobbling together a blog post.  I must admit that, given such a choice, a nap is going to win every time.  Which reminds me, it’s about time for me to go back to sleep.  See you in my dreams!

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Gary’s Tail Tip of the Day

29 02 2012

Today’s Tail Tip: 

Let sleeping cats lie.  Noises, loud talking, even gratuitous belly rubs while a cat is in repose can interrupt dreams.  Very important dreams.

 

just thought you should know…

 





On Napping

18 01 2012

I’d like to clear up a misunderstanding some people have about cats and their napping habits. Sure, it may seem like we sleep a lot, but it’s not because we’re “lazy furballs.” Oh no.  Cat naps are serious business.  And they can be hard work, too.

While there are those times when a nap is, indeed, just a nap, there are lots of other reasons why a cat may be napping.  Speaking for myself, when I may appear to be snoozing my day away, I may actually be:

  • Just resting my eyes.
  • Pretending to be asleep to hear what’s being said about me.
  • Getting some mandatory beauty sleep.
  • Thinking about having a snack.
  • Planning my schedule for the next 24 hours.
  • Meditating.
  • Plotting how to take down the nefarious “cat dancer” toy once and for all.
  • Reflecting on how grateful I am to be safe and warm with people who love me.

Just thought you should know that there’s often more to a cat nap than meets the eye.