Paws Up for Wednesday – What’s Your Cat’s Sleeping Preferences?

What’s sweeter than watching a kitten or even a grown cat sleeping? Don’t you just want to kiss that sweet face and pet those cute paws of a soundly sleeping cat? Actually, does a cat sleep soundly? I have to wonder. Even when Olivia is stretched out in a rather vulnerably position sleeping or when Sophie is curled into a ball soundly asleep, they can be in a wide awake state in a nanosecond. I mean there’s no rubbing of the eyes, yawning, blinking to figure out where they are, or stumbling off the bed or couch. The cat is wide awake and alert in a split second of being awakened. She might even leap from the bed and dive under it in one stealth movement. Do you know what that would do to a full grown adult’s body if we reacted upon waking like a cat does? There would at least be bruises.

It’s hard for me to believe that Olivia actually sleeps 16 hours a day. I’ve heard and read that “fact” for years and it holds true today, according to the experts. But Olivia sure seems to have a lot of daytime awake time and she spends a lot of that time trying to get me out of my office to play with her.

Do you have questions about your cat’s sleep habits? Here’s an article you might find useful.

What about your cat’s sleeping position? Does she sleep in the same position most of the time? Does she change it out throughout the day or depending on the weather, her mood, or her health? This is another interesting piece on cat’s sleeping positions.

And just for fun—here are images of sleeping cats. Say Awwwww.


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2 Responses to Paws Up for Wednesday – What’s Your Cat’s Sleeping Preferences?

  1. Pearl Hilden says:

    Our Little Kitty (some where over 15 years old) likes to sleep on my tummy at night and always wants me to hold on to her left front paw as she sleeps. She grips my fingers as she sleeps. During the day, I fix her a hot water bottle wrapped in a blanket so she has a warm spot to sleep.

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