As any cat owner will know, cats sleep a LOT, in a variety of unusual (often awkward looking) positions?!! Most kitties sleep approximately 16 hours a day, and like many humans, this makes me a little envious!?
There is an unwritten rule that ALL cat owners know; if a cat falls asleep on you, you MUST not move, for fear of waking them up. I’m sure I am not alone when I say that on a regular basis, I find myself with ‘feline paralysis’; pinned to the sofa whilst Gizmo stretches out on me, purring his pretty little head off.
Only on VERY rare occasion will I actually move Gizmo off me, usually because my bladder starts seriously complaining, but I can assure you that after getting the ‘how dare you disturb me when I was catching up on vital snooze time’ look, it isn’t something I do unless I REALLY have to?! The look of kitty disgust when I have to move him is just unbearable…! He seems to use me like a ‘human hot water bottle’, so at least he values my presence other than at feeding times?!
A few evenings ago, Gizmo decided to curl up on me on the sofa, in an unusual position. As usual, I didn’t want to interrupt his sleep despite being pretty uncomfortable myself?! He happily snoozed, until he heard a noise in the kitchen, and I managed to get this photo!?
Cats have this ability to claim the comfiest sleeping places in the house, and regularly change their ‘favourite place’ in exchange for their ‘new favourite place’. For Gizmo, he has a variety of sleeping places that he rotates between. These include the sofa, the back of the sofa, ANY cardboard box, under the dining room table, on top of the central heating pipes on the floor (this is a favourite place when he comes into the house soaking wet), my bed (this is also a favourite place, especially when he is soaking wet in the middle of the night?!), and the current favourite; the top of my wardrobe. In any day, he will switch between several of these locations!
Perhaps the only place that I haven’t seen Gizmo sleep, is outside in the garden. Mind you, this is probably a VERY wise move?! As Gizmo has discovered, its wise NOT to stay still when in the garden (unless I’m there to protect him!?), as the ferocious pet ducks are always ready to chase him?!! So for now, Gizmo enjoys his MANY cat naps indoors!! Very wise kitty…