Everyone knows that cats have a different idea of comfort than we humans do. Whether it’s twisting themselves into strange, contorted positions, squeezing into small spaces, or sitting on things, cats often manage to astound us.
Take Lola for example. Lola likes shapes. She likes to sit in round shapes and on square shapes. In the picture above she is sitting in the middle of a ring shaped toy. She rarely plays with the toy any more, but she’s more than happy to sit in it and take a cat nap.
As kittens Lola and her sister Maisi liked to curl up together in an old speaker that we had. It wasn’t long before they were too big to fit in the speaker together, but even now Lola can be found curled up asleep in it from time to time.
The round baskets of the cat trees are also places Lola sometimes likes to sleep. If there’s something in the basket, well, that’s not going to stop her. Sure, it’s a bit inconvenient, but if she wants to be there, she’ll be there!
When she sleeps on my desk (as she is whilst I type this!), squeezed between the screen and the keyboard, she likes to make sure she’s laying on something. It doesn’t matter what. It can be a piece of paper, a pen, a hair-band… She especially likes it when she can use my phone as a pillow. She’s not even perturbed if it starts to make noises beneath her head.
Anything left on the floor is fair game too. Far better to sit on that piece of paper than lay directly on the floor itself. Princess Lola thinks the floor is only for peasants. It is beneath her. Unless, of course, she decides it’s not, in which case it’s fair game. Handbags and books are also good things to sleep on. Handbags can be squishy, if a bit lumpy in places, and books are nice firm surfaces to lie on. Things made of plastic are the best to lie on though, because they can be licked!
What’s the strangest place you’ve found your cat sleeping?