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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.
That is so funny. I have a head cat, too. He creeps onto my pillow in the middle of the night and pushes my head off with his back feet. I'm usually too sleepy to argue. His brother makes me spread my feet apart so he can lie between them.
They can be annoying, but I love them.
This is the best! I will actually try this to keep my kitty happy and calm :)
Just been looking thru your portfolio, love your work, very bright and happy. Don't have a cat, get to keep my pillows that way, my dog takes over the end of my bed, is ok most of the time, except for when he decides to sleep sideways. Then I have to curl up in a ball to fit.
This is all true! I've done this for over a decade for one of my felines. From the fluffing of the pillows, to scooching down, to not moving even when I have an itch. Ah, what we do for our loved ones. And how loving they are to us.
HIya Katherine... what a great illustration of you and your cat - you really captured how exactly that must feel. Love the night time blue palette too. Hope all is going well on your end of the world:)
.., and I thought I spoiled my dogs.
Have a Blessed Day and Sleep!
You are so funny, Katherine. I think you are one of the funniest women I know. Your blog just makes me smile!!!
oh geeze...if only i would have read this back in december when i house sat with a cat named Blacky. he kept me up ALL night, most likely cause i kept moving and freakin over the purring and kneading and i moved but didn't scooch. ah, i'm so not a cat person (although i like them) but next time i'll be prepared! hee. hope you are well. xo
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