Sleeping position #1 - Traditional "curled into tight ball".
Oh! Good! Nicky here. I get to be the center of attention two weeks in a row. It's not easy to do that with six other cats around and me being so timid and shy. Last week my mom showed you how I like to prop against things. I consider that my job. The rest of my day, or at least twenty hours of it, is spent in sweet repose. I so love to sleep. I sleep in the sun room at night with the others but as soon as we come in the house, I grab a little bite to eat and then it is off to the grandma's bedroom. Usually, Maggie is already there but when she sees me she hisses and runs away. I wish she would stay and sleep with me but it's ok. I make a little "mew", and grandma tells me to come on up. She likes to sleep as much as I do.
Sleeping position #2 - Extreme stretch with a slight twist.
She says that I keep her feet warm and she doesn't want to get up. That is ok. Sometimes they make her get up and she tells them that she can't make the bed up because I am still sleeping. Sometimes she makes me get down so she can make it up but I get right back up there. Soon I am snoozing and snoring away. I do prop on the pillows sometimes and watch what is going on but mostly I sleep.
Sleeping position #3 - Flat on back with head tilt and toes curled.
I have a wide variety of sleeping positions. I always say,"Variety is the spice of life, why limit yourself to the standard tight curl?" The curl is ok but I really like to stretch out and make myself loooooong. If the staff can sleep this way, why can't I? It is ever so comfy and much cooler than the curl in summer.
Sleeping position #4 - Side with slight arch.
The side position with a slight arch is very versatile. You can quickly pull all four legs in tight to a curl if necessary or you can extend quickly into the full stretch. I often use this as a starting point for my naps and then evolve into the other more acrobatic looks. On occasion, I sleep so soundly that they make up the bed with me in it. I do not like this. The staff then stands back and laughs at the "lump" as I try to find my way to the edge of the bed. BAD STAFF!
Semi-sleeping or early waking position - Hello.
Even though the last picture is a waking up picture I can easily get back into my dreams from this position. I've noticed that no matter what position I decide to sleep in, I always look dapper and well-groomed immediately upon awakening. My staff can certainly not say the same. Whew! You should see the condition they are in when they get up. Ugly, and I mean break-the-mirror ugly. By the time they have finally gotten all their hairs combed into place and these cloth objects that they wear put on, I can be asleep again.
Some famous cat once said, "To sleep, perchance to dream, now there's the rub!" I don't know if this means you get better head rubs when you sleep or if he just dreamed about getting head rubs when he went to sleep. Too complicated for this walnut sized brain. I like this quote much better. It sums up my philosophy of life in a few simple words.
"I sleep, therefore I am...a cat!" ~ Famous CatBe sure to visit all my friends at Friday's Ark and at Carnival of the Cats, this Sunday hosted by LabKat. And my friend Edloe hosted the 144th Carnival of the Vanities this week. She really did a great job and looked so beautiful in her crown.