Monday, October 22, 2012

Time for a Catnap

Finny naps with his toy hedgehog.
According to the Merriam-webster Dictionary, a catnap is "a very short light nap." Now, any cat owner will see the irony of that definition when considering the fact that cats sleep approximately sixteen hours a day.

Cats are often found doing one of three main activities: playing, eating, or sleeping. In fact, sleep takes up so much of a cat's time that it occasionally overlaps with meals or playtime.

Finny falls asleep while playing. features an articled titled "The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions." The title says  it all. The article contains a list of funny ways cats sleep and instructions on how to mimic them, but warns to only attempt them if you are experienced at being a cat. If Finny were to write a sleep position article, it would sound something like this:

"The Neck-Breaker"
The point of this position is make it appear as if you have fallen from a great height. It is best to sleep this way in a large box or in your favorite chair.

"The Bowling Ball"
To achieve this position, tuck your tail up over your head and hide all four of your legs in on your stomach. Sleeping in this way helps to save space in small areas, such as in a tiny box (or on top of the back of an armchair).

"The Toe Stretch"
Reach your toes out as far as you can. The point of this position is to take up as much seating space as you can.

"The Human"
Try your best to imitate your human companions. Reclining in your chair and pretending to watch the TV helps to add authenticity to the pose.


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