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Do Your Kitties Hog the Bed?

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hog-1I wonder how many other PETA Primers slink into bed sideways and go to sleep curled up in the fetal position in order to keep from disturbing the kitties who are sprawled so cutely on the bed, sleeping peacefully.

Am I the only one who wakes up in the middle of the night and chooses to lay there all crunched up and far away from my human sweetie because there is a purring kitty asleep on my head and one or two others snuggled around me?

I know logically that if I move and wake the kitties, they will have a million other comfy places to sleep. I realize that they can catch up on their beauty sleep all day while I have to get up and go to work.

I tell myself that I have legitimate reasons why I don’t want to disturb them. After all, if I wake them, they might all spring into action thinking that it’s morning and time for breakfast. Or I think about how it might ruin everything for lover boy Romeo, who is curled up next to Lucy (who normally wants nothing to do with him). But really, the truth is that I don’t want to disturb them because I love laying there feeling the love. I am just plain honored that the kitties want to snuggle up and sleep with us.

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Do you have any “kitty-hogging-the-bed” stories to share? Do your kitties (or doggies) hog the bed?

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    Christy says...

    June 17th, 2010, 12:31 pm

    One of my cats (the normally grouchy boy) comes to bed just after i settle in and DRAPES himself over my body…Even if i am on my side he has to drape himself over my arm and just hang there and fall asleep. He becomes a mushball at nite..to rest up for terrorizing my rottweiler all day.

    Kathryn says...

    June 18th, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I totally understand your situation Christy! One of my cats insists on laying ON me even tho’ there is plenty of room elsewhere on the queensize bed.
    I call her my velcro cat because she spralls on me when I’m on the recliner also. ;-)) No body does love like cats and dogs!

    Jean says...

    June 18th, 2010, 3:45 pm

    I think because I tend to toss and turn all night, the kitties have abandoned me as far as any hope of finding a comfortable sleeping position. Hubby, however, sleeps like a rock and they find him a much easier sleeping pillow (and warmer too, probably), so he wakes up surrounded and pinned in by kitties ^.^

    Tucker says...

    June 18th, 2010, 3:53 pm

    YES, OUR CATS DO, AND BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM SOO MUCH WE DON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!! WHEN WE HAVE TO GET UP DURING THE NIGHT WE
    DO THE OLE TWIST AROUND, TUCK UNDER, LIFT OUR SELFS, WHAT EVER IT TAKES NOT TO WAKE THEM, SAME THING GETTING BACK IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kathy deleon says...

    June 18th, 2010, 3:55 pm

    Oh my gosh I was just telling one of employees about my kitty being asleep on my bed last ight and I lay down very carefully and did not move into his space just because it is so nice when they lay next to you all warm and peaceful. He also terroizes my dog most of the time, not ever hurting him but just slapping playfully and jumping on him from high places..Love to all the kitties in the world!

    Christine says...

    June 18th, 2010, 4:22 pm

    My husband and I sleep with a rescued Chiweenie, who places her head right in the middle of us, complete with down comforter. The cat drapes across me and occasionally nuzzles my ear throughout the night.

    Rebecca says...

    June 18th, 2010, 5:23 pm

    I have three and they all sleep differently. I sleep on my side and Abby climbs on top of my thigh and curls herself into the same shape. Wendell curls into the front of the crook made by my curled body. Puppy Dog (yes, that is a cat) is content to lie at a right angle to my head with her paw resting on my head. I thought I was the only one who tried not to move so as not to disturb the sleeping cats so I loved this article! After all, they only get 20 or so hours a sleep a day and it would be a shame to wake them up.

    celeste says...

    June 18th, 2010, 6:44 pm

    My two dogs lie in the same place each every night on the other side of the bed. They are as quiet as mice, I sleep all night not even aware they are there.

    Cherry says...

    June 18th, 2010, 10:41 pm

    I have three very small senior dogs (don’t let them hear me call them dogs!). It is so amazing how much of the queen bed three 8-10 pound furry kids can take up. I have about 2 feet of space, all 3 MUST be touching me and I wake up, open my eyes and find my Shih Tzu’s face 2 inches away, eyes wide open……just staring at me!! I love it!! :-)

    sandra m says...

    June 18th, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Tuffy (Sadly, he went over the rainbow bridge.) used to climb into bed with me. But, he did everything except go to sleep: clean himself, purr loudly, you name it. So, one night, after waiting for him to finish his “activities” and go to sleep, I finally decided to let him have the bed; i’d go somewhere else in the house to finally get some shuteye. I laid out bedding on the floor at the far end of the house and settled in for some blessed sleep until I felt the unmistakable weight of cat’s paws on top of the covers. Tuffy was going to be with me, no matter what. I miss his silly self so…

    sharon says...

    June 19th, 2010, 1:26 am

    i always go to sleep with one dog under each arm ;) a cat on top of my head (he gets the whole pillow lol) and the other cat in between my legs… i wouldn’t trade it for the world…..(one knee straight, one is bent)

    Merilyn Phillips says...

    June 19th, 2010, 9:41 pm

    These lovely, sweet stories are making me cry. I never had the pleasure of growing up with animals. How much love have I missed??!!!!! You guys are so lucky! I have parrots. Never locked up. A little rescued love bird wakes me up in the morning with kisses! If the door is locked, he will knock on the door with his little beak until it’s opened.
    One day I will have a house and get me some rescue cats/dogs. One day.

    Erin says...

    June 19th, 2010, 10:11 pm

    My cat likes to sleep on the pillow, so one night I was curled up at the end of the bed…

    K.B. says...

    June 20th, 2010, 12:48 am

    Oh yes!!! My baby Tula likes to spread across my twin-size bed! I kinda love it! I almost lost her exactly a year ago, she suddenly became very sick (saddle thrombosis), miraculously (most cats don’t make it after the first episode), and after I borrowed a ton of money for treatment, she is with me, and who knows for how long… So I tell myself several times a day what a great luck and happiness it is that I can turn around – and she is there, I open my eyes – and she is there, and I have to move over on the bed – because my little girl is with me, and all I have to do is reach out with my hand.

    Carla says...

    June 24th, 2010, 7:24 pm

    I LOVE MY CATS! I DOES NOT SLEEP IF MY CATS ARE NOT WITH ME IN MY BED. MY CATS ARE A BEAUTIFUL PART OF MY LIFE, THEY ARE MY SONS AND I DON’T SLEEP WITHOUT MY SONS IN MY ARMS AND MY HUMAN SON IN OUR HOME. IF I AWAKE AND ONE CAT IS NOT IN MY BED, I GO SEARCH AND ONLY SLEEP AGAIN IF HE IS WELL. 100% LIFE & 100% CATS & 100% PETA \o/

    glennlee says...

    June 26th, 2010, 12:24 am

    i loved reading this blog and all the comments. Wendell is a great name for a cat (thank you Rebecca). i may use it for the next cat i rescue.

    Rachel says...

    April 13th, 2011, 8:46 am

    I have 6 animals, 4 of which seem velcroed 2 me. I have a Saint Benard/ Pit Bull who takes up the entire bottom half of the bed. The German Shepard/? likes 2 wedge herself between me & the wall, the Rotweiler/ lab insists on curling up in my armpit so she can give me love bites on my ear & the oldest cat sleeps on my chest. This is all on a singles bed. I’m usually shoved off the bed @ some point.

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