Annals of Athena

Night Care of Humans

November 13th 2013 10:31 am
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After supervising their humans all day, many kitties probably assume that once the humans are in bed, it’s finally safe to leave them unattended and go on to more important business, like checking the windows to see if any strangers are prowling around the home territory or making sure that all the chairs and sofas get freshly decorated with cat fur. But, in fact, humans need care at night as well as during the daytime!

First of all, humans tend to wander—they don’t stay where you put them. Especially, at night, they tend to get up to make visits to the human litter box, during which trips they are extremely likely to bump into things and hurt themselves because, let’s face it, their vision is inferior to ours. I find that this problem can be solved by providing the meandering human with a kitty escort, making sure to herd him or her in the right direction, and, by getting in the way, also reminding the human of the need to be careful.

Second, humans are prone to nightmares of various sorts, and these cause them distress. An attentive kitty will intervene to end the nightmare and soothe the human involved. Fur example, my dad grew up in a country where there was a war going on. Even now, decades later, he occasionally dreams that he is being chased by enemy soldiers, and he starts muttering noisily to himself, thus disturbing the quiet of the home. But a few swipes from my tail across his silly head generally sweep these pesky soldiers away so peace is restored!

Nightmares are not the only bad things that flit through wayward human brains at night. There are bad thoughts, too. An example of a bad thought would be something like my mom thinking, as she drifts off to sleep, “Hmm, that kitty jumping up and down on my tummy is kind of heavy. Maybe the vet wasn’t wrong when he suggested a diet with fewer treats. . . .” Meow! A few tail swipes can get rid of that kind of nastiness, too.

So, despite the extra trouble, it’s not a good idea to leave your humans alone at night. An attentive kitty will be sure to keep careful watch over them!

 
 

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Purred by: Hazel Mazel (Mazie) (Catster Member)

November 13th 2013 at 10:47 am

Wow, you gotta keep a close watch on them!
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

November 13th 2013 at 11:26 am

Hi Athena!

You're right, humans need watching. I like to sleep close to my Mommy at night to make sure she keeps the covers around her when ot's vold. Sometimes nights are a good time to take inventory of all of your toys, too, and tgen bring one to your human to show your appreciation.

Purrs,
Tiger
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

November 13th 2013 at 11:28 am

Hi Athena!

You're right, humans need watching. I like to sleep close to my Mommy at night to make sure she keeps the covers around her when ot's vold. Sometimes nights are a good time to take inventory of all of your toys, too, and tgen bring one to your human to show your appreciation.

Purrs,
Tiger
Purred by: ishtar *proud wobnapt* (Catster Member)

November 13th 2013 at 10:43 pm

i understand... so well..

you are right!!! they should thank more often, athena! i'll hurry to tell mine that it is not for free when i allow her to hug and hold me after she woke up from a scary rem movie!
Purred by: MacKinzy An (Catster Member)

November 14th 2013 at 2:05 pm

We have a lot of work to do, during the day and at night.

I have to herd my hooman to the liter box at least 2 times a night, I tried to drink her water she keeps by the bed, but she always finds away to get more.

Sometimes I just watch her, she seems to talk, so I listen, not sure really what she is saying, but, a good kitty's pretends to care.

So, glad you all understand this hard work.


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