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    Default Pussycats Have A Great Life

    We have two cats who seem to spend most of their lives sleeping. They both have their own chairs where they can be found most of the day. But at night? We all know that cats are supposed to be nocturnal, but these two seem to spend most of the night sleeping at the end of the bed. Granted, they do go out occasionally at night but SWMBO tells me that they are inside when she wakes up in the middle of the night.

    So is it because they are too well fed? There is food in their bowls most of the time and they have a snack whenever they want. What else could they need?

    So there is no doubt about it. Pussycats certainly have it good.
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    Default Re: Pussycats Have A Great Life

    Cats are actually diurnal, not nocturnal.
    Dawn and dusk is the hunting time.
    And the older the cat, the more they sleep.

    Hoover goes in and out still then gets on the bed. PK, being 19, sleeps a lot more.


    Cats do go through cycles in the amount they sleep, though.

    As kittens, they’ll probably sleep a LOT of the day. When they’re in their “adolescent” years, they may suddenly develop bizarre sleeping habits that have them bouncing about the house at all hours of the day (and night).

    As an adult, you’d expect a fairly regular schedule of between 12 and 15 hours depending on the day and the cat.
    Seniors fall on the higher end of that scale.


    If you think your cat is always sound asleep, think again. After all, there's a reason why they call it a "catnap."
    According to researchers, only about 25 percent of a cat's sleep is actually deep sleep, while the other 75 percent of the time they are lightly snoozing.

    While they are still getting plenty of rest, they are still alert enough to awaken quickly.
    To tell if your cat is merely snoozing, look to see if their eyes are open just a bit, and also watch their ears. If their ears are twitching and rotating toward noises, your kitty could spring to life at any moment.
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    Default Re: Pussycats Have A Great Life

    Ours are banished from the bedroom at night and always have been. we value our sleep. The older cat both are 14 but she is 6 months older than him spends most nights out hunting for mice our rabbits, he never hunts as he is a lazy bugger.

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    Default Re: Pussycats Have A Great Life

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Ours are banished from the bedroom at night and always have been. we value our sleep.
    How does it mess it up?
    Pk sleeps all night on ours, she doesn't play....Hoover comes in later and just sprawls at the foot of bed. Never hassles us.

    If he wants attention he goes and wakes my brother up...
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    Default Re: Pussycats Have A Great Life

    Now “Listen up you lot”.

    You own a Dog, but a Cat owns you!

    And, Cats have Staff!

    So get used to it!

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    Default Re: Pussycats Have A Great Life

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    How does it mess it up?
    Pk sleeps all night on ours, she doesn't play....Hoover comes in later and just sprawls at the foot of bed. Never hassles us.

    If he wants attention he goes and wakes my brother up...
    Because both have nocturnal habits that disturb us if allowed in the room. older one is out mostly hunting but Mr FB (fat b%st%rd) not his real name likes to smother your face and purr loudly every hour if allowed in the room. SO it has always been easier to just keep them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Mr FB (fat b%st%rd).... likes to smother your face and purr loudly every hour.
    LOL, aaawwww.
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