|Purred: Sun Apr 4, '10 8:41am PST |
|Isabelle's mom is right. I used to love sleeping with mommy as a kitten, but went through two long periods where I wanted my own sleeping place since. Right now, I do sleep at mommy's feet, but I prefer sleeping on her pillow after she wakes up more! So I keep trying to tell her to wake up so I can get my spot in the mornings. She is not pleased with me today, for example.
It's possible that your kitty had time to explore sleeping options while you were gone, and afterward decided "you know what, I think I like sleeping alone better!". But if it's the first time you have a kitty that does this, I know that it's hard not to take it personally. The first time I stopped sleeping with mommy, she thought I had stopped loving her. But I still do. Most of my sleeping places are places where I can smell mom: the couch, her pillow when she's not using the bed, and the dining chairs where she's sat for food.
Another thing that I like to do when I'm not in the mood to sleep close to mom is sleep away from the bed, but still somewhere near so I can keep tabs on her, like the top of the bookcase across the bed, or her nightstand. I'll also let you in on a secret: when the weather gets colder, mom's bed becomes irresistible, and I am back to sleeping next to her, happy as I can be (mom says this year I've also got in the habit of sleeping side to side with her and hogging the bed )
P.S.: Sometimes I also go through periods where I like daddy better, just like human children do. Mom has just learned to resign herself to the fact that she only gets my charming presence on the side of the bed when I feel like it. And hey, I'm doing better than the other kitty: she pesters people for laptime at night when they are trying to watch the shiny tube, but when it's time to go to sleep, she's decided she'd rather have her own room with her toys and bed!
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