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Pet Tip

Where Cats Sleep – Pet tip 250

One of the decisions that you’ll have to make when you get a new cat or kitten is where will it sleep? If you want your new kitten to sleep with you in your own bed then it should be no problem at all. Most kittens love sleeping with their owners and they will often press their bodies into yours for that warm cuddly feeling. If you’ve adopted an adult cat, it may take a little longer before the cat becomes comfortable enough to sleep in your bed. It may choose to sleep in another area of your bedroom, or it may choose to sleep in another room altogether. The trick is simple patience. If you are a kind and loving pet owner and interact and pet your cat, then eventually the cat will come around and likely jump on your bed to sleep when you least expect it.

If you don’t want your cat to sleep in your bed because of shedding, restlessness or other issues, then you have a few choices.

Owner:
Sharon Dalton
City:
Stewartstown
Province, Country:
PA, United States
Type/Breed:
Van-alike
Date of Birth:
May 17, 2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
9
Weight:
6.6
Coat Colour:
Van-like pattern in orange
Eye Colour:
Amber

Mommee rescued me from where I'd been abandoned - a little used, unpaved road through the forest, halfway up a mountain.  She said it was just 5 days until Merlin's First Bridgeday. (You can find Merlin's site in the Virtual Cemetery on this site.)  At first, she wasn't going to adopt me, but then an angel or something whispered my name - Althea - into Mommee's heart. When she looked up the name, Mommee was astounded to learn that it means "healer" - which is what I was doing to Mommee's sore heart; she also found that it's another name for the flowering shrub, "rose of Sharon" - and Mommee's given name is Sharon!  So she knew that I was meant only for her; I'm Mommee's "healing rose."
I love to sleep high up on my kitty condo, which also gives me lots  of places to do my claws.  But when I want Mommee's attention, I do my claws on her recliner while she's in it; I've taught her that this means I want to play with my favorite toy, the "bird" - bird feathers  on a string attached to a rod.  Mommee drags it across the floor & sails it through the air - and then *I* sail through the air to catch it. Mommee's astonished that I can jump *way* up in the air and flip over to catch the feathers!  My other favorite thing is to chase my big "brother," Mordred; I like to suprise him and knock him off his paws, even if he *is* twice as big as I am!
I consider myself a prinCESS, and am treated accordingly; even a scheduled trip to the doctor's has turned into a circus, as everyone wants to pet me & hold me when I ride into the waiting room on Mommee's shoulder.  And I'm a very good girl about it all, too; I just make myself right at home.  If you're nearby, though - look out!  I've been known to take a flying leap onto some unsuspecting person's shoulder!  (I like to ride on Mommee's shoulder instead of being carried; I think it's much more regal!)
 
 
 
 

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