This afternoon I wanted to take a nap. A quiet nap, all my myself. But I was denied. It is hard to take a nap by yourself when you have a cat.
My bedroom is over the garage, so I can’t hear the television, or the dogs barking, or the refrigerator, or the clock over the sink with one double A battery. I can’t even hear anyone chewing their food.
A few moments of quiet under my feather tick my mother made for me out of feathers she bought from the Hutterites in Saskatchewan when I was a senior in high school.
My feet weren’t cold because I had on my wool socks from Costco.
I closed my eyes.
And then the cat who manages my household, Pooh, jumped on the bed beside me.
Why it is hard to take a nap when you have a cat
1. It is hard to take a nap when the cat lays next to your face and blocks your nose so you can’t breathe.
2. It is hard to take a nap when the cat is purring as loud as the neighbors Harley on the first day of spring.
3. It is hard to take a nap when the cat is kneading your face with his claws.
4. It is hard to take a nap when the cat keeps shoving his face against your chin.
5. It is hard to take a nap when the cat steals your pillow.
The cat finally fell asleep
Pooh eventually settled down and gave me back my pillow. He stopped shoving his nose against my chin and stopped kneading my face with his claws. He gave me room to breath and fell asleep beside me.
It is hard to take a nap when you have a cat. But, it is not impossible.
And, there is nothing better than falling asleep knowing you are loved by a cat.
Do you have a cat to help you take a nap? Please let me know in the comments. I always love to hear from you.
p.s. Do you think Pooh really wanted to take a nap with me or was he trying to tell me I forgot to clean the seven letter boxes today?
p.s.s. Pooh really is the manage of my home. He also is a writer. He has his own blog. theCatWhoWrites.com
Update on Pooh Hodges.
Pooh died on April 1st, 2015. I miss him. I loved him.