For this weekend’s edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap we are blessed with some available felines from Texas Pawprints, AKA “Your Friendly Neighborhood Cat Ladies.”
You may notice that I have written a sweet headline for this edition.
Of course, dogs are cuddlers for the soul, too, but we’re just focusing on cats this weekend, thanks to our longtime Friendly Neighborhood Cat Lady pal Linda Ashton.
I thought about calling this edition Fifty Shades of Cat Hair. Cat hair, however, comes in more than 50 shades and, of course, cats come in more than 50 personalities. I’d list them, but let’s just stipulate that whichever personality they choose to use at the moment, it’s probably adorable in the eyes of the beholder: Felinus Beholderus Bewilderus, i.e., we see cats at work being cats and we are bewildered.
Here’s a cat truth: They are good for almost all occasions -- you wouldn’t want to take one to a sushi bar or a balloon drop at a political convention. But, they excel in the roll of slumberpartner. Cats are so good at napping that you will find them influencing humans AND dogs.
Readlarrypowell.com endorses all of them -- cats and dogs as sleeping partners. You see here several photographs of cats either napping or on the brink of it before they were wakened by a human with a cellphone. Linda has the explanation:
“I am attaching some embarrassing photos of Gallagher, one of our ‘rescued from the wall’ kittens from last summer. [Read about that episode in our archives HERE]
“He and his sister Trudy haven't been adopted yet as he is a big crybaby and poor Trudy is shy and doesn't do well at adoption events.
“In the first two photos, Gallagher is demonstrating his sleeping skills as taught by Toby - you featured him a while back.”
[LARRY ASIDE: The headline on his profile was “Toby -- The Cat That Sleeps Like a Husband.” Linda snapped this photo of him out like a light somewhere. Headline absolutely fits, doesn't it! Sleeps like a husband. Here’s that archival LINK.]
Linda says, “I think the cats at my house do this [bed takeover] on purpose to stop me from making the bed.
“In the third photo, Gallagher is being dreadfully rude to poor Saffron, an orange tabby I found outside my mom's assisted living facility. (Saffron is a quiet, undemanding lady who is nicknamed Our Hula Girl as she does a wonderful hula when petted.) But in the last photo, Saffron decides that she's just going to squash the little reprobate as her revenge.
“Of course, Saffron is also available for adoption.” So, ladies and gents, you see before you some cats that need a home so Linda can change the bedclothes and get ready for the next load of foster felines.
I know we’ve got all those spay/neuter programs working around here but now and then some cats slip through the net and this is, after all, Dallas, the Most Fertile City in Texas. Ask about adopting a cat or two by going to the Texas Pawprints site HERE or email, I’m not kidding email@example.com.
If you don’t have a sense of humor, you don’t need a dog or cat.
[TO NOMINATE your sleeping dog, napping cat, slumbering next-of-kin, dozing in-law, out-like-a-light creature of any sort for the spotlight of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap, send the photo/photos and info/infos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We post these stories of successful sleepers to inspire hope in the globe’s insomniacs. All you really need is the right comforter, the right companion and a positively drowsy attitude.]
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