Beds: Variation On A Theme

Let it never be said that my boys leave things alone to stagnate.  They do like their routine – they are cats, after all – but the beds situation is still in flux.

Fang looks pleased that Bugs isn’t taking his head off, as is usually the case when he strains Bugs’s patience to the limit.  Bugs may look a tad (just a tad?) resentful — but really he’s just very sleepy.

You would think for sure, though, that separation of head from body would be the result with Fang’s interpretation of the bed theme here.

Here’s another variation:  The Leg Over.

Even so, some sleep was – amazingly enough – accomplished.

But the spillover effect became somewhat worrying.

h2qH8Z on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

And in the end, Top Cat keeps solo command of Long Bed.

The next sleep cycle, one of my favorite things happened.  I’m on the computer and here comes Bugs.  That memory-foam pillow you see, above and below, is Bugs’s favorite biscuit-making site.  He worked that pillow for a spell and then settled down with his back against my leg.

The tail!  That tail!  Perfection. I want to paint with it.  Well — maybe not.

What a body has to go through, to get some sleep around here.

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Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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23 Responses to Beds: Variation On A Theme

  1. minlit says:

    There is nothing quite like sleeping cuddled up with a cat. There is also nothing like being bitten, pounced on and wet-nosed while in the lower realms of sleep. It’s double edged sword, this cat-love!

  2. Ivy says:

    They teach us about the power of being present in the now, don’t they? We just have to stop everything and enjoy their presence around us. Or take pictures of them! :-D
    That gif you made is amazing, huh? And the ‘leg over’ position is new for me, never seen my 2 cats that way.

    • nadbugs says:

      So true, dear Ivy! I had other plans for what to do with my time, but when Bugs favored me like that, well — time to be still and breathe and be happy like that. Moments like that are too precious to skip over and slip away. The gif was so fun, thank you for enjoying it — I saw it happening as I was taking the two stills. And the leg over, well I mean really, I ask you! What a nerve, no?

  3. Marcy Benham says:

    My favorite shot is the one where Fang looks like he’s about to fall out of the bed backwards! Cats are surely gravity defying creatures, are they not!?!

  4. rumpydog says:

    That looks like a comfy spot to sleep. Hope it’s not your bedtime soon because that kitty isn’t’ moving!

  5. We say the shelf needs to be widened. And we will not be denied!

  6. CATachresis says:

    The hot furry bod against the leg seems to be a favourite position, generally! Another, is the leg over ;)

  7. Anne D says:

    This snuggling behavior in summer, yet!! With the other bed available right next door. Amazing animals. And you did a wonderful job of socializing them

    • nadbugs says:

      What is it about the bed right there! I just don’t get it! Well — Fangie does seem to be a guy who loves close contact. On his terms, of course. As for the socializing — I just followed Jackson Galaxy’s articles and advice as closely as I could . . . . and I just love these two guys like the very dickens. And not to mention, I have immense confidence-boosting advice and presence from Teresa and the Tellington-Touch expertise. . . . and they still do fight big-time now and then. Plus — luck, too? Who knows? The saga continues.

  8. Wazeau says:

    Just lovely! The tail, the paws, the leg over, the sharing of space (both cat and cat, and cat and human). So glad for you all.

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