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!

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.