I have been striving to write articles about serious topics that I’m hoping are very helpful to cat parents. I’m going to still do that, but I feel I need to add some more fun posts in between the serious posts.
If you have a cat you know EXACTLY what I am talking about with humans being uncomfortable. There are a lot of memes with charts of a bed where the human fits on the corner and the kitty takes over the rest of the bed.
Cats Like Warmth
I always thought that cats would sleep with you for the warmth factor. Their body temperature is 102 degrees so they, very much like humans, try to use other heat sources to stay warm. Think of how many times you see kitties following the sunlight throughout the room during the day.
Why Do We Not Move?
I know why I personally don’t move, it’s because my cats are totally spoiled and they have me wrapped around their paw. 🙂
I cannot tell you how many nights I needed to get up to go the bathroom or get a drink of water and because I have 3 or 4 kitties tucked in with me, I will lay there until one of them moves.
As you can see by this picture, I couldn’t even get into bed because Magic, Onyx, and Jack have taken over the bed. 🙂
My Thoughts On Why We Don’t Move
I know that cats aren’t “human” children, but I feel like it’s very much like a parent will not move once a child falls asleep on them. You don’t want to disturb your angel while they are asleep. You want to enjoy watching them breathe and just take in the peaceful bonding time with them. Plus, it’s also very relaxing and comforting to have another “being” tucked in and next to you (at least it is for me).
Is It Worth It?
This is a picture that my husband took. He needs to always sit on the couch or in a chair with his legs spread out with his knees sticking out so Magic (Or in this case, Jill, Magic, and Houdini) can sit down and snuggle. Kevin jokes that someday he might have hip issues because of the way that he needs to sit in order to keep the kitties comfortable.
Will We Continue To Be Uncomfortable?
I’m not sure about you, but I know I will continue. The reason why is I know there will be a time that I would pay any amount of money to get those snuggle times back. I’m going to take advantage of any extra snuggle time I can get with my kitties.
What about you? As I’m typing this Onyx just jumped into my lap for afternoon snuggles. Time to wrap up the article and savor this sweet time!