wanna know how you sleep at night here?
Alison · Oct. 17, 2006
i will tell you anyway!
first you walk into the bedroom, and the bed is empty (every single night, right at bed time there is no one on it, don't ask me why cuz i don't know). then you check for wet spots, hopefully there aren't any (if there are you strip the bed and start anew, only with the help of the sheet grabbers (panda, harrison, and rainbow)). then you collect up pippa and jack and cedric and put the first two up on the bed. cedric guards the door on a soft quilt. pippa plays goofy girl while jack rubs and rolls and rubs and rolls some more. my job is to make sure neither of them fall off the edge til they are done (once in a while, one slips past me and hits the floor (then i feel like crap) finally you shove them over towards the wall and lay down like a fence to stop them from getting too close to the edge again.
once the light goes off, the cats start to slip in. julie pops up on my hip, hester wedges herself into the small of my back, harrison claims the hollow around my bent knees. lola starts out at my head and then wedges herself in between pippa and jack for warmth. panda sneaks in and takes over my head and tries to shove his droolie face into my neck. if i get the covers right to keep me dry, i let him. jesse comandeers the foot of the bed and pops, waits on the stool next to the bed for me to fall asleep. then mr wet and soggy and makes me cringe in the dark cuz i can't see his face, climbs up on my pillow and purrs like a well oiled (and wet) machine. several of the others pop in and out for a face rub and a kiss which i can provide with minimal sleep disruption.
i usually have to get up at least once during the night, and since i am in a hurry, they all go flying. then the whole process begins again and once completed no one moves til the annoying alarm goes off.
it's weird but it works. that is multi tasking in your sleep, cats getting their special 10 on 1 time and i get my rest. pretty smart eh?
if it is any consolation deb...cats used to hate me, it wasn't til i started a cat shelter out of necessity that i learned how to communicate with them...dogs were a natural for me, cats were hard work for me to find a connection. now it is great.Â maybeÂ start alphamutts feline rescue society, they'll all adore you within a year.