Saturday, October 29, 2016

A cat’s perspective

I sat down to ask Luke McDevitt of San Francisco to ask about his catnapping habits

How many hours of sleep do you get in a day?

About 20 hours a day. I am not getting any younger; I need my beauty sleep!

Where do you like to sleep?

Mostly on the bed. I prefer to sleep on my human’s pillow, blanket or on her clothes when she leaves them lying around the bed like she is wont to do. I also like to sleep on top of her laptop and her keyboard, especially when she is trying to use them. Sometimes when I feel like it, I sleep on top of her too. It’s really comfy; my human functions perfectly as my personal sleep heater.

What’s your favorite sleeping position?

It depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to curl up into a ball. Other times I love a spread eagle sleeping position where I can take up half the bed despite my diminutive size.

What do you dream about?

Cat treats, cat treats and more cat treats. You can never have enough of them. My favorite dreams are where I am practically swimming in cat treats.

How do you best show your appreciation for your human?

When I feel particularly affectionate, which is rare, I knead her when she is sound asleep. Judging from the high-pitched yelps she makes, she seems to enjoy this affectionate gesture of mine.

What’s your pre-bedtime prep?

I make my human give me a good scratch behind the ears. It makes me feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep.

Any tips for a great night’s sleep?

Drink lots of water, have your human turn off all the lights and if possible, turn off your human’s alarms on her phone. I hate it when I am enjoying my beauty sleep and my human wakes me up with her annoying alarms that seem to rattle off at random times each day.

What is your perfect start to the day?

Seeing my human frantically running around trying to get her day started while I continue to snuggle on the bed that she has left toasty warm for me.

National Cat Day (Oct. 29th) is the official global holiday to celebrate cats for all the wonderful love they give us and to encourage adoption.

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