When I have difficulty falling asleep, there is nothing that can soothe me faster than watching my two Oriental shorthairs, Trouble and Hush Puppy. As I observe the gentle movement of their breathing, I often am mesmerized.
Their total submission in worship to Hypnos, the god of sleep, from which I should take lessons, since I abhor tossing and turning for hours. My mind races a thousand miles an hour while the clock ticks by the seconds and minutes, reminding me that I am still awake. Am I jealous of my cats? You bet I am!
What special talents do cats possess in order to attain slumber in the blink of an eye? I know that they are nocturnal by nature, and require eighteen hours of sleep a day, but these two kitties have honed their catnapping skill to an art form. Why do I resist that surrender into oblivion?
Are you feeling a bit drowsy as you gaze at these two sleeping beauties? I suspect have been hypnotized as my eyelids are getting a little heavy.
Purrhaps the power of suggestion is overtaking me, letting me know that it is time to join my cats in a delightfully refreshing nap!
What kind of sleep habits do your cats exhibit? Leave a comment and tell us about it.