28 thoughts on “Cat Naps: A Photographic Trilogy

  1. My mother always says if there is reincarnation she’d like to come back as a housecat. Usually she says this standing over her 19 year old cat who sleeps 22 out of 24 hours a day.

  2. …and now that I’m looking a bit more closely, the corningware in the window is slightly more curious than the I-know-why-it-looks-pink cat.

  3. It’s hard work being that cute all the time, okay? It takes a lot of rest and proper nutrition (i.e. canned food) to pull it off every. single. day.

  4. If they are anything like our cat, they need about 23 and a half hours of sleep to prepare for that thirty-minute freak-out at about midnight. :-)

  5. Or maybe they all passed out at the same time because there’s a toxic gas leaking into your home. You know, like canaries in a coalmine.

    Just sayin’. ;)

  6. Keeping cats happy is one of the easiest deeply valuable things a person can do. Keeping dogs happy is right up there in value but requires more effort.

  7. “Keeping cats happy is one of the easiest deeply valuable things a person can do. Keeping dogs happy is right up there in value but requires more effort.”

    Agreed because mostly a cat does not want to be bothered, touched, played with or anything. I think they are one step up from a pet rock.

  8. defmid6: I tell people want to come back as a pampered house cat, which mine certainly is. Now I need to pick up the next round of meds for my tabby, who’s fast asleep on her new heating pad.

  9. I noticed that all 3 managed (effortlessly, no doubt) to arrange themselves personally and their locations generally to be quite photogenic. And, of course, the talented photographer added his artistry as well. :^) That’s the thing about cats – no matter what instant you look at them, they’re artistically beautiful. Even the notorious back-leg-up-in-the-air-for-personal-hygiene activities is at least, geometrically, pleasing. If I didn’t know what the cat was doing I’d say it was pleasing visually, too.

  10. Hey — it takes a lot of effort to make sure that the world keeps working. At least that’s what our three cats tell us.

  11. If ever there was a post tailor- made for Chang =/= Chang, this is it. Has the Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club disbanded?
    Cat activity varies depending on a number of factors. The freak-outs aren’t restricted to midnight, but can occur any time the cat wants food or attention. Zorro’s times usually coincide with 6:30 a.m. feeding and “I’m Bored, wake up!” Then she resembles Simon’s Cat, down to the running in circles and trilling. After, hygiene is very important, down to the Salute to the Sun. Then, napping, usually on the pleasantly warm computer keyboard. Ah, the rough life of a kitteh.

  12. “Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia” – Joseph Wood Krutch

  13. As a dedicated dog owner I was amazed that our cat Demanded I put our laptop down and pet her. Until she started purring like a Ferrari. I know realize that our cats choose Us, we just happen to live here.

  14. I agree with the people who have mentioned reincarnation as a housecat to be ideal, especially if they are treated as I treat my own – i.e., spoiled rotten. Because, after all, what is the purpose of a cat but to spoil it?

    Cats are crepuscular creatures, that is, they are most active at dawn and dusk supposedly. One could not tell that from ours, as they keep closer to our own hours and tend to have their freak-outs less often as they age (mine are all tomcats, and of course, as such, extremely lazy beasts). One of the three is like someone described above: don’t touch, don’t play, don’t pet, leave me the f— alone. One is more like a dog: pet me! Love me! I’m adorable!! And the third is my special boy, who tends to like to stay close to me about 2/3 of the year, and the other 1/3 goes off to do his own thing. *shrug* None are ever allowed outside, thus my decision to leave them as toms.

    I could go on for hours about cats. I love cats. I think they are the best creatures ever, and I am incomplete without at least one around me. Mine are still young – the eldest is 4 2/3 and the others are 2 1/2 – but I still occasionally freak out thinking that they will not always be with me. *sigh*

    Anyway, lovely kitties, Mr. John Scalzi. They look perfectly content, and that’s all one cat lover could ask of another. :-)

  15. I live with two cats who are equally lethargic (or energetic, your call); but if a mouse ever sneaks into the house, my money’s on the cats.

  16. They seem to have chosen their napping spots based on how gorgiously the surrounding colors go with their fur. Cats are so particular!

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