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attention this important topic of cats needing a comfortable place to
sleep to maintain optimal health.
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How to Nap Without a Proper Pet Bed
You’re not your best self when you don’t get enough rest. It’s so important for not only your physical health, but your mental health, as well, to get plenty of sleep. That can be hard to do when you don’t have a new fluffy mattress or even a designated pillow to sleep on.
I’m not trying to get sympathy here, the humans have brought home some interesting, so called, pet beds, but none were suitable for our high standards. Health is truly that important!
We’ve had to get innovative in our choice of sleeping positions in the past. Here are our current top suggestions for the-
Best spot to curl up for a nap:
Computers are usually warm, especially if on, and the clicking of keys as you shift your body is actually quite soothing.
Any blanket left out is fair game. That also applies to any jacket, purse, bag, laundry basket, pile of papers, what have you. All items, especially new, in the house need to be infused with your smell anyway.
A plush chair is a good bet. If you have a brother that takes up all the room, just lay over the top of him. He’ll feel just like a big poofy pillow.
If you do have a bed, make sure there are no dogs in it first. We used to sleep on ours, until this happened. If no dogs are to be found, I find the human’s head to be the best place to sleep so I can kneed her long hair. However, you may get pushed off frequently, so asses if it’s worth it to you.
Same goes for a toasty warm lap. They don’t stay put long, but they can be just right, especially with a little prodding in the legs to move into the best position for everyone’s comfort.
A warm sunny window is always nice, but you can get stiff from sleeping on such a hard surface after a while.
Wherever you find to sleep, I hope you can nap warm and long.
Where is your favorite place to sleep?
Do you have the bed? Do you have a designated cat bed that you actually like?
Angel Keisha says
I like to sleep on the couch.
This is so cute! My three boys tend to nap anywhere and everywhere. Pip can often be found on the top perch snoozing away the day, Melvin is often on the human bed and Arlen is either on the human bed or behind the couch. Every so often they do mix it up and can be found under the bed, on the couch, on mom's recliner, under the bathroom sink and in the office when mom and dad let them in.
Christie laverie says
Mikko's favorite place to sleep is pretty much on my lap or the back of the couch where his favorite paw blanket is.
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My human wraps me in her arms and I nuzzle my head under her chin.. That way the man human can't get me nor the dog…nor my sister.
Echo A says
Compassion is not just for humans to give and receive! Our furry friends show it and need it too!
We love how you kitties cuddle up together so sweetly!
Our fave resting/cuddle/napping spot is pawppy's lap/belly or legs when he is on the recliner, followed by any number of cozy nests as placed in strategic warm spots all over the den…sometimes we go nestless and camp out in front of the furnace vent, ahhh, that is toasty!
Pawesome Cats says
Rascal and Rocco are such cute cuddlers… ours do that too, but only in winter when it's really cold!
K9s OverCoffee says
Rascal & Rocco are darling kitties 🙂 I can see the attraction of a warm laptop..good thing our pups are way too big to try that one! They both have a doggie bed, but also like to cuddle on their warm dog blankets on the couch, preferably next to or half on one of their humans 😉
The Swiss Cats says
We have many many sleeping spots here ! We're lucky, nobody disturbs us if we're sleeping, no matter where we are ! Purrs
You guys know all the best ways to nap! My Manna loves the idea of sleeping on any piece of paper that is found on the floor or couch. Sometimes I give her a receipt just because I know she will enjoy it 🙂
We love sleeping on the humans' bed most of all. The sofa is a close second, 🙂
Y'all awe so adowable. We just wanna pile in. MOL We also membered to link up today. Yoou wuld be so purroud. Mommy membered all on hers own. MOL she may not memeber fur anudder mumff now, but hey, we keep twyin' to teach her. Hav a pawsum weekend and nap.
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Caren Gittleman says
OMG Cody has so many comfortable sleeping spots, you would think that we had 10 cats here!!! Loved the post, have a great day!
JoAnn Stancer says
Beautiful pictures. That basket is so cool. Lovely portrait you did!
L. E. Mastilock says
It is a nice basket. Rarely occupied by a cat, however. And thank you!
That last picture would make a great Valentine! I am looking at my sweet cat Tommie right now, he's sleeping on the bed between two very nice cat beds- one even has a heater in it which you would think he'd appreciate in this really cold weather… but no.
L. E. Mastilock says
You would think.. lol!
The Island Cats says
Our usual napping spot is on the bed…
You two always look so cuddly together! I bet you are able to sleep anywhere. 😉
L. E. Mastilock says
It takes work, trust me