Following The Sun

July 8, 2012

We all know that cats are the supreme nappers.  They manage to look so cozy and comfortable in almost any position or place. What I enjoy is watching my cat “follow the sun”.

She knows all the best sunny spots in the house according to the time of day. Mornings will find her in her favorite kitchen chair by the window.  She has me trained to open the blinds more for her or to swivel the chair for the best sun angle. (she has taught me this nonverbal, of course).

Dessa sunning on chair

Ahh, just the right spot!

Dessa and sun rays on floor

Getting the last rays of the morning.

Afternoons she moves to the other side of the house to relax in a pool of sunshine and do some lazy cleaning.

Dessa in sun washing paw

Just a little “me” time.

Finally at the end of the day, she finds the last little square of sunshine coming in the west window and tucks in as only cats can do.

Dessa in sun square.

My day is almost complete. Next: dinner.

Does this remind you of your cats? Do they have some favorite sunny spots? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear about them!


The Absolute Cuteness of A Sleeping Cat!

April 7, 2012

Once in a while I like to just sit and watch my cat. Sometimes she is so busy-  a face bath takes a while, and that tail needs to be smoothed down, and those freshly trimmed claws need some attention to make sure they feel right. Then she has to just sit and ponder her world for a bit. If only we could have a glimpse into a cat’s mind to see what they are thinking!

Then after all that, it’s definitely time for a nap.  And the cat is the supreme napper!  Of course some might believe babies or puppies top the list, but for me the cat will win every time.

When the whole house is a bed, how do they decide where to curl up or stretch out?  I know after a nice lunch that sunny room is a preferred spot.  I’ve seen my cats move with the sun!

Or when a load of freshly dried laundry is so warm and inviting to a cat, how can I refuse letting her get a toasty snooze?

Another thing to enjoy is the many positions a cat will get in when in a deep, sound sleep.  I like the back curl, it looks like the cat is in pure ecstasy. Below are a few favorites.

Sleeping kitty in back curl pose

The "Back Curl" pose

Flying kitty sleep pose

I call this the "Flying Kitty" pose

"Dead to the World" sleep pose

I’m sure you also have a lot of favorite views of your sleeping kitty.  Tell us about them!