Have you ever wondered...
why it seems to disturb or possibly unnerve your cat when you attempt to catch a quick 40 winks during daylight hours? Why is it that catnaps seem off-limits to humans but a part of the daily routine for felines?
Is it because they claim ownership over the concept of a short daytime nap since it has the word "cat" in it? I sure hope not. I understand being territorial, but that would be taking things a little too far in my opinion.
Take yesterday for example. I experienced one of those mornings when you wake up more tired than you were when you went to sleep. So by one o'clock in the afternoon, I could barely keep my eyes open.
After checking to make sure my two feline friends were safe and sound, I decided to take a quick "catnap" in order to reenergize myself. Within three or four minutes of putting my head on the pillow, I felt Gracie's familiar wake-up head butt followed by the sound of Benjamin Bunny's "Where are you mommy?" meows. No matter what I tried to do to pacify them, Gracie and Benjamin Bunny were determined to prevent me from falling asleep by employing the head butt/meow tactic everytime I returned to the bed.
I am a bit confused. Are they afraid I will fall into such a deep sleep that I will not wake up in time to prepare their evening meal? Have they forgotten that their human dad arrives home at their dinner time each day? And believe it or not, he is perfectly capable of removing their food from its can and placing it nicely in their respective bowls.
Am I doomed to roam the earth with dark circles and bags beneath my eyes for lack of a little extra sleep? I'm not sure there is going to be enough coffee to get me through the day if catnaps are a treat I will never get to enjoy again.
And so it seems, this is another missing piece to the puzzle that is a cat.
Enlightening comments about today's thought are welcomed, so please feel free to share.
Until next time, remember...
We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat
- St. George Mivart