09 Dec The Cat Nap Truth!
It can appear to the naked eye that all that cats do is sleep, all day- every day. It surprises me to this day that they ever manage to get anything done!
In fact, adult cats spend an astonishing two thirds of every single day in the land of nod!
Sadly, we cannot control that. However, we can influence “where” and what kind of slumber, to ensure that we spend the maximum amount of quality time with our feline.
Where should your cat sleep?
If your feline is not much of a nuisance around the house when we are there, we should alaways try and encourage them to do some of their catnaps in similar places to where we like to spend our own time. Watching a movie or the TV on low volume is a great bonding experience for you and your feline!
Nothing beats the sound of a purring kitty on your lap in front of the TV. When a feline is nervous or anxious of sleeping near to us, it is likely because they are not yet comfortable around us. Don’t worry too much, they will come around eventually!
Calling the cat by their name, getting them a cosy pillow or luscious kitty blanket for their own use, and continuously letting them know we miss them are all fantastic ways of intriguing your precious feline. They will jump at the chance to cuddle up besides you! Promise!
When they are happily snoozing we must try not to be overexcitable or rowdy as this will interrupt their sleep. Trust me, it is just as annoying for them as it is for us to be woken from a peaceful dream! Try also exchanging some cat kisses as well, they will love it!
Providing we are as a pet owners, interesting and welcoming to your feline. They will most likely take this opportunity to catch 40 winks when we are unavailable and plan to be awake for as long as possible whilst we are awake and they can make full use of us!
Try and respond to their presence at every available opportunity. Playtimes are especially good for bonding! Cat’s love being fussed over!
After your feline friend has finished chowing down on the evening meal, it is likely that they will want to conk out and have a peaceful catnap curled up next to your lap. Why not encourage them by patting the seat next to you and giving them a tickle under the chin to help them along their way..\
It’s fair to say that felines are most famous for their catnaps, which is when they enter a half dream state so that they can conserve their energy for the long waits that would ensue for waiting by the mouse holes as they would in the wild.
If they want to have a deep sleep they will generally seek out private all quiet runs within your home. When they seek you out instead, this is a good indication that they just require a catnap. It is a complements should they want to curl up next to you!
Even when your feline is having a cat nap, they still want to feel your companionship so that they can feel refreshed and alive when they awake.