Doozy of a Snoozy

All cats are good nappers. We see it everyday. We know it. When I ran across this old photo a few days ago, I knew I had to share it and compare it to a more recent one.


MacKenzie nap


This is not Cooper Murphy but MacKenzie, our former ginger tabby. That bed in front of the window was his favorite place to snooze. If awake, he could spy on the dogs and kitties that lived next door at the time. Mac got his wings in 2011. He had inoperable stomach cancer.

Fast forward to 2017 to another ginger tabby, who also enjoys a good nap.


Cooper Murphy nap


Cooper Murphy is not too particular about where he naps, just as long as it is somewhere on the catio during the day. At night he usually passes out on one of the ham-micks. Tonight he happens to be sprawled on his back on our bed—asleep and snoring!

Though MacKenzie enjoyed many of the things Cooper does, we did not have a catio when he was alive. Like Lily Olivia, Mauricio and Misty May, he was allowed outside during daylight hours. However, he was a momma’s boy through and through and never was too far from my side. If I worked in the garden, he was right there to help. If I was cooking, he was “tied to my apron strings.” He spent his last six months snuggled next to me in the recliner as I recuperated after breaking my leg.

On the other paw, Cooper mostly is a solitary guy, who does his own thing. I suspect that this difference comes from the fact that MacKenzie bonded with us when he was a kitten, and Cooper Murphy did not join the family until he was about 15 months old.

Cat guardians know that all cats are good nappers, but that each has his own unique purrsonality. In my opinion, that is what makes every kitty special!

Purrfect Pouch Giveaway Winners

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the Purrfect Pouch are our friends Marty and Ralphie from Marty the Manx. This really is a terrific product, and the kitties and I wish we had an entire pile of them to giveaway. If you didn’t win, but would like a Purrfect Pouch, you can purchase a set of two (in aqua or black) for $29.95 from their website.

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I don’t need to say much about this photo. Like Astrid, Lisbeth idolizes her tuxie, big brother. I love how they are both crashed and oblivious to the fact that their paws are all mixed up together and that Lisbeth is using Mauricio for her personal pillow.

I think they must be resting up for all the 4th of July festivities tomorrow, especially Mauricio. He has big plans at Cat Scouts. He’ll be riding on the Wolverine Patrol’s zoo-themed float in the Parade as well as hosting a Cake Walk for all the Scouts. Cake is a particular favorite among Scouts.

Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see Mauricio in his special Independence Day outfit. It is a sight to behold.



I suspect you are asking yourselves: “What happened here? How can this be Doozy of A Snoozy 2? There was no Doozy of A Snoozy 1. Technically, you are correct. That post was titled, I Can Nap Anywhere 1.

I never liked that title and have been mulling over in my mind all week what I could rename this series. I came up with Nap Attack, Happy Nappy, Just-A Siesta, Nap Champ and a number of others I have forgotten.

If any of you have a suggestion, I would be happy to consider it, as I am not totally committed to Doozy of A Snoozy.

Giulietta and Fiona have always acted more liked conjoined twins and not just sisters. They can cram themselves onto or into the smallest spaces and are usually content to share.

G & F Snoozey on Catio

In this photo they are sharing a sunpuddle on a small side table on the catio, proving that they can sleep anywhere. Though, as you can see, I woke Giulietta up when I snapped this photo.

I expect this Doozy of A Snoozy series will normally run on Fridays as it did last week. Tomorrow, however, we will be participating in Show Us Your Paw Day being hosted by Sammy of onespoiledcat and Archie, Henry and Oscar of My Three Moggies. Hope you’ll join us.