October 12th 2011 10:35 pm
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What not all cats realise is that when they sleep people have dreams just like cats do. I like to think that my mum has happy dreams - about playing with us, and feeding us, and snuggling with us. But you just can't leave these things to chance.
So every night I curl up next to her on the pillow. I have two techniques depending on my mood. Sometimes I push my nose right into her ear so she gets maximum volume purr. Sometimes I lie right across her ear so my tummy completely covers it so no other sounds can sneak in. Occasionally there's some movement and a muttering about needing to breathe but I have a job to do.
Onced she is safely asleep I move to somewhere a little more comfy, maybe nestled by her side or maybe further down the bed or maybe my own bed. If she gets up in the night I follow her to make sure she's Ok and when she gets back to bed I purr her back to sleep.
It's a responsibility that I take very seriously.
My other mission at the moment is to be so persistent in my pleas for milk when mum eats her cereal that she gives me my own bowl. Hasn't worked yet but I can be very determined - as she'll find out.
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Awww Toby, how sweet of you. I'm sure your Mom has only happy dreams about kittens playing and cats running through green meadows and chasing butterflies.
Hmm - my mom is complaining about nightmares a lot. I usually take the warmest, softest place in the middle of the bed, right on mom´s stomach, and I prefer her not to move and to breathe regularly, thank you very much. Think I should change my routine?
Toby I purr my mum to sleep too. But it's a good idea if you let her breathe. Humans for some odd reason like to breathe. I just sit as close as I can and purr as loud as I can. Mum loves it. She even told me to turn it down a few times and when she does that I know my job is done. I then leave mum and go to Grandma and Grandpa's bed where it's really warm.