Pets and Their Beauty Sleep

| 8/21/2017 3:23:00 PM

Mel Boone 

Pumpkin resting in bathroom sink.

I admire people and animals who seem to be able to a nap pretty much wherever. The pets do give me a laugh. Mainly because I can't believe that they can pick a spot, fall asleep, and be comfortable all at the same time.

Tang takes a siesta on the couch.

It's pretty much routine to find Pumpkin asleep in the bathroom sink. That's his spot. What a way to startle the guests when they ask to use the bathroom. "Oh sure, go right on ahead, just make sure that you take a bottle Purell with you so that you don't disturb the cat." Ironicly enough, Pumpkin has been known to eat and drink in the bathtub, providing the water is in a water bowl and not the actual tub. Talk about quirky!

Missy has claimed the kitchen sink upon occasion to lay her feline body for a nap. Tippy, her offspring, prefers the back of the sofa. Sofie, the back of the recliner, or the kitchen table if it means a head rub because she's in my way.

Like the cats, Jake and Buddy have their own spots as well. They jockey for position on the back of the couch to sleep in front of the window. I don't think it's very comfy, but it does mean that whichever one is there will be first to know that one of the humans have pulled into the driveway.

At night, I can't sleep without both of them under the blanket with me. It's really not my decision, it's theirs. They insist that we must sleep like we are sardines in a can. Once in a while when I get up from bed and come back, I find Jake on top of my pillow. Once in a while, he's under my pillow. I've yet to figure that one out.