by Janet Blue on November 22, 2016

Tuesday Doozy of a Snoozy

Kitties Blue and I hope you have not tired of our Doozy of a Snoozy posts. In the past few days our high temperature has plummeted from the unseasonable upper 70s F to the 40s with 20s at night. That makes for a very crowded bed each night. Even with a king-sized bed, we humans are being pushed out.

The east-west (horizontal) sleeping positions of our furry bedmates turn me into a pretzel every night. Astounded by the amount of space they occupy, I find myself getting out of bed, turning on the lights and taking photos. Sorry this first one isn’t very good.


sleep 1


It is a bit difficult to see all six present in this photo. Upper left is Calista Jo. The line down the center from the top down is Lily Olivia, a tiny Fiona, Mau, Lisbeth and Misty May at the bottom. The larger, covered lump is Dad Tom.


sleep 2


The same configuration from a different angle with C.J. in foreground.


sleep 3


Here’s the line-up across my side of the bed, minus Calista Jo. (who is off camera on the lower right). Misty May is on the far side of Dad Tom. She moved to her usual place on my pillow once the lights were turned off. This line up runs entirely across my side of the bed at mid-bed. Argh!

Though the gang often piles on their dad, as he is a heat-making machine, he usually snoozes the night away. I know this, as he is snoring and doesn’t wake up when I turn on all the lights!

Giulietta rarely joins us as she has plenty of fur to keep herself warm. And Astrid always sleeps downstairs due to the Misty May factor. She’ll sleep on the bed during the day and often joins us in the morning shortly before we get up.

Where do you sleep? Do your humans allow you in the bed with them or do they shut you out of the bedroom?  The conventional wisdom is that humans should not sleep with their pets. And Dad Tom’s allergist would prefer that Kitties Blue sleep elsewhere, but as the saying goes, “That ship as sailed!”





McGuffy's Reader November 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Aww…this looks like my house! I would happily cuddle with you guys! XO
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Three Chatty Cats November 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm

20 degrees? Brrrrr! Stay warm and cozy, Kitties Blue!
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Raven November 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I love sleeping against my Dad because like yours, he’s a heat generator. But his legs get cramped up so sometimes I have to snuggle against Mom. We have a king sized bed so there’s plenty of room for all of us, even if we’re not touching. Dad occasionally locks me out of the room when I’m being noisy, but mom rescues me from my solitude by taking me into the spare bedroom.
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William's Kith & Kin November 22, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Some of my mom’s cats did sleep with her, but as she’s told us many times, they were very well behaved. Eddie would sleep at the foot of the bed, and Sophie would sleep on the floor next to the bed (never on it). When William came along, all that changed because he was pretty much of a bed hog. We can nap with mom and be couch hogs but we don’t get to be in the bedroom. If we need warmth, we’ll bunch up together!
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Amanda November 22, 2016 at 7:48 pm

You are all so adorable!! Great picture, thank you for sharing.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the rest of your evening 🙂


emma and buster November 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Our mom wants to jump into bed with all ya kitties.
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Sammy November 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

I love it…….Sammy was never interested in being part of a cuddle puddle with David and me. When he was tiny he’d get on the bed but sleep at the FOOT of the bed. Then he quit even doing that she he was a bit older. I’ve always had cats who loved sleeping right next to me though. You have so many – must really wind up giving you VERY LITTLE ROOM! But what a nice way to be “crowded” !!

Love, Pam (and Sam)
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The Swiss Cats November 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Nice kitty pile ! Our humans close the bedroom’s door at night, otherwise Claire cannot sleep because she cares too much about leaving us enough room on the bed ! Purrs
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Brian November 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Those are terrific kitty piles! We all pile in on the Mom as best we can!
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da tabbies o trout towne November 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

guys…tell yur mom N dad ta get ther own bed N stay outta yurs ~~~~~~

🙂 🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥

Ellen Pilch November 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

You are so lucky, that is so sweet even if it is uncomfortable. The most we get is Sammy on my head and Prancie between us, but only for part of the night.
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The Island Cats November 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

We’re surprised that there’s room for the humans in the bed after you all camp out on it. We sleep wherever we want…sometimes on the bed, sometimes in other places depending on our moods. 🙂
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Linda Tejera November 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

I am so relating — even though I don’t happen to be in the bed at this time! LOL!
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The Menagerie Mom November 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

We’d never tire of these Doozy of a Snoozy posts. There’s nothing better than a snoozy! And we love these photos. Who needs a furnace when you have so much cute furriness to keep you warm?!? Evan and Eddy almost always join me in bed each night, sleeping right against or on top of me, so that I can’t move. Thimble might visit every once in a while, but she’s more likely to be prowling the halls or keeping the couch in the living room warm.
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Cat Scout Charles November 22, 2016 at 7:31 am

We love the bed photo. My mom and dad only have room for a queen size bed in their bedroom and six of us cats enjoy sharing the warmth of their bed….especially the electric blanket. Ariel the house feral sleeps by herself in her safe place. We also like sleeping in the east-west position….it gives us more room on the bed. I usually sleep on mom’s hip and my brofur sleeps on the pillow over her head. The girls fill in all the other available spaces.
Purrs to all, prayers for Fiona, and special kisses to my love Ms Lisbeth,

Hannah and Lucy November 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Hannah always sleeps with Mum but Lucy doesn’t do it very often.
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Summer November 22, 2016 at 3:55 am

My human has a king sized bed, and with her and her boyfriend, and Binga and Boodie, I have a hard time squeezing in! So usually I sleep on the cat tree. I like beds best when it is just me and my human.
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