Sleeping is one of the things cats do best. Which is lucky because it limits the number of minutes and hours in the day that the cat plugs into the socket and goes on a wired rampage of electric energy. Sleeping one of their better qualities and most advanced skills. Cats, it seems, do not suffer from insomnia and are capable of napping and deep sleep in any position, in any place at any time. Next on the evolutionary learning curve for domestic cats – synchronizing their hours of sleep with that of their long-suffering, indulgent and sleep-deprived human companions.
This talent for sleeping has not escaped the notice of artists.
Cats sleep anywhere.
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.
by Eleanor Farjeon – (1881-1965)
Featured image: Petit Chat Endormi – Cat Sleeping on a Bed by Claude Monet.