Hello, everyone! This is Leonardo here, Alyssa’s cat. My friend Morn convinced me to try my hand in blogging because he often takes over Sara’s blog and adds valuable insights to cat life.

So now I am going to give you a lesson on my favorite activity: napping. I’m appalled at the lack of variety in human sleep cycles. You desperately need to be taught you to do it right. Feel free to take notes.


Find the sun. This is a basic cat rule. Windows are a wonderful thing.


Don’t be afraid of heights. In the example above, I’ve settled down for a nap on the ledge of the wall overlooking my living room on the lower level.  This photo reinforces another rule: any time something looks comfortable, settle down on it immediately.  With practice, you should look like you’re on the brink of sleep within 10 seconds of an object leaving your owner’s hands.


Blend in with your surroundings. Channel your inner wilderness cat for this one. Your predators (i.e. owners) will have a harder time finding you and therefore forcing you to wake up. I’ve found that my white face can be a hinderance, so I try to hide it.


Try to look extra adorable while sleeping. Again, this will lower your chances of being forced awake.


When you need attention, sprawl out in the middle of a frequented walkway. If you look extra pathetic you might get a treat.


Try out everything. You never know what will create the perfect bed.


Things that begin horribly (like being picked up–I hate it!) could actually end up being extremely comfortable. Don’t eliminate anything.  Remember, comfort is a cat’s #1 priority.


Even if a spot is not particularly comfortable, stay there. This is your dignity we’re talking about.


Snuggle up. This is especially wonderful if your snuggling partner is full of catnip.


Never sleep on a hard surface. Find a place where your owners have left soft fabric. Bonus points if you have light fur and nap on dark clothing.


New furniture needs to be tested. You are the chosen one.

Love always (or as long as you’ll pet me),
Leonardo

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