Every cat owner enjoys napping with THE CAT ~ right? But often, THE CAT ~ for reasons known only to himself ~ bolts from the scene. What can be the cause of this behavior, you ask?
THE CAT has noted that often, when there is an attempt to nap with a human, the human inadvertently interferes with the napping process in various ways. It’s essential to the comfort of THE CAT that the human understand how the process of cat napping actually works, so that if the human aspires to nap with THE CAT, this can be properly accomplished to the mutual enjoyment of all. So here we go! Straight from the cat’s mouth…
1.First of all, the human needs to assume a position that will allow THE CAT to find the most comfortable napping spot possible. There are many positions that accommodate THE CAT, but primarily the best is any position in which the cat may simply curl up near the human. Please note: The human needs to try and find a way to make him or herself comfortable before assuming this position, because the second rule in napping with the cat is this:
2.The human may not move or change positions once THE CAT has settled in to take a nap. This is a cardinal rule of napping with the cat and may not be broken. If the human tries to move at all, the cat will immediately show displeasure by jumping up and leaving the nap area. There can be no exception to this rule. None.
3.The human should make certain that all television, phones, and any other disruptive forces are incapable of interrupting the nap at this time. If THE CAT is disturbed during the nap, he or she will leave the nap area, not to return. And, if this occurs more than once, the human may unfortunately risk never napping with THE CAT again. THE CAT will only give the human a few opportunities to get it right. After all, there are many nap venues from which to choose, and THE CAT doesn’t have to share a nap with the human.
Now that they’ve shared the rules, THE CATS at our house hope that you will follow them and enjoy many pleasant naps with your fur babies! If you have questions you may call the NAP helpline at