Gah! Cat!

Sometimes you wake up from a nap and a cat is right there, being all, like, “hey, what’s up.” And it is disconcerting. So naturally you take a picture.

27 Comments on “Gah! Cat!”

  1. She has that “ if you died and I was hungry, I could definitely eat you” look

  2. There’s a theory that the classic Space Alien face shape is from having kittens staring at you up close when you’ve just woken up, especially if you still have a bit of sleep paralysis.

  3. That’s how I usually wake up in the morning, with my cat Lili staring at me. The thing is her eyes are always fully black, no matter how bright the morning is. And I always wonder…

  4. I have two cats. This does happen sometimes but I guarantee I have never taken a picture. I usually just pet them. Sometimes I shoo them away depending on how badly I need to pee.

  5. I can never take the picture. That would require moving the cat, which is a felony.

    I’ll see myself out.

  6. It could be worse. My daughter’s (fortunately) small dog panicked completely when she was trying to do the core bit of her workout at home and hurled himself on to her, presumably to try and resuscitate her. She too has pictures…

  7. There is a saying that pets often look like their human owners.

    I think this one looks like you were looking at a mirror. We should all be so lucky.

  8. John – I’ll trade. One of mine bites me on the earlobe. She’s figured out the”Dad’s playing possum” game.

  9. My dearly departed Mary used to wake me by lightly placing her paw on my closed eyeball. She somehow discovered that this would bring about instant wakefulness and that the adrenaline burst would mean I couldn’t go back to sleep so I might as well feed her.

  10. I had a dream once where I was choking. I woke up to find the cat lying across my neck. No wonder they say cats are plotting our demise.

  11. When my Zoey does this, she’s usually telling me that I need to rest and take care of myself. On Sunday, she planted herself, so I closed my eyes “just for minute” to enjoy the snuggles. Next thing I knew, it was 4 hours later. (I think she was right about my needing the nap.)

  12. That weird blue light… *definitely* an alien visitation.
    I just wish our two new rescue kittens would come this close!

  13. There is a theory that cats with a greater number of whiskers are more intelligent. If that is true, yours would seem to be high on the list.

  14. Generally Sam sleeps next to me. What wakes me up is his experiments with gravity. They are to let me know the empty state of his food bowl is unacceptable.