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Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Could you scooch down, please?"

Just a tip to help provide the best environment possible for the feline in your life.

Get into your bed. Fluff up your pillows, in my case, I use 3 pillows. Layer the pillows, one on top of the other, then lie on your back, pushing the back of your head into the pillows. Lie there for at least 15 to 20 minutes [this is a key step in winter months].

Once the pillow area has reached a warm temperature, invite the cat up onto the bed, or if the cat's already on the bed, invite him to the pillow area. Be polite. Saying, "I'm all ready for you, my King," in a sweet motherly tone works well.

Let cat find his comfortable position on the arranged pillows. If necessary,scooch down, leaving more room for the cat. Let cat kneed your scalp, even if it hurts, this will relax him to sleep, and invigorate your hair follicles. Once you hear the cat purring excessively, DO NOT MOVE! Lie still, even if you have an itch. It's important to let cat rest comfortably. Keep your eyes closed - this will prevent retinal damage if your cat chooses to stretch his paws out over your eyes.

If you follow this procedure, your cat will dream peacefully through the night.