Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Bed Making

The Monster under the Bed is Now IN the Bed!

The human was trying to make the bed. <<Silly human!>> Pepe had other ideas.  He slid across the surface and put his head under a fold of sheets and blankets. Over onto his back he went with legs kicking. The human tried tickling him, which led to flailing paws and fake biting attempts.  Do you see the little kitty face peering out at the tricksy human? Aren’t those toes cute? Eventually the Monster tired and lay still, although he kept one paw out just in case.

 

 

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His Majesty

The human was trying to make the bed. Caesar wasn’t budging.  So His Majesty was (sort of) made into the bed. He posed in a regal fashion.  At least she didn’t mess with his paws.

 

 

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Princess Juno Reclines in Luxury

Since Krang has gotten some coverage on the blog lately, it’s only fair that Princess Juno gets some space as well. (Krang is a hairless Sphynx and Juno is an angora. Between them both, they probably have a normal cat’s amount of fur.) Junipurr seems to love her newly adopted brother and they have a great time playing together. They are out-of-state cousins to the Penta Pack. And like her cousins, she loves to cuddle in the soft human bedding.

 

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Don’t You Even THINK About Touching my Paws

The Merkitty was adamant.  The human was to keep her cotton-pickin’ hands off her fur and especially her paws.  Note the architecturally elegant blanket sculpture in the background? When the human made up the bed that morning, the blankets were all smoothed down flat. What Mac and Fireball and Pepe do to blankets is a wonder indeed.

 

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Keeping a Human Around is So Much Work…

The Pepster works hard to make sure the lazy human drags her bones out of bed first thing in the morning. He wants to be fed, and she needs encouragement to leave the kitty nest and get moving in the cold and dark.  Once his work duties are done for the day, Pepe retires to the kitty nest and enjoys the far-infrared heat until mid-afternoon, when it’s time to roust the human from her office and get her to dole out some snacks.  <<Honestly, being responsible for the care and training of a human is just SO MUCH WORK! On the other hand, she has opposable thumbs that are so helpful opening canned food, and she’s the only one in the house willing to clean the litter boxes…>>

 

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Y-A-W-N !

Pepe was just sitting in his little blanket cave, seemingly minding his own business.  All of a sudden, he was overcome with a huge yawn.  Once that was over, it was time to wash his face. It gets so dirty just laying around on soft blankets all day.

 

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Winterized Cat

Pepe just loves digging a hole between the blankets and the pillows. This is a calculated move.  By moving blankets out of the way, he gets more direct access to the far-infrared heating pad that the human keeps running day and night on the bed during cold weather.  Plus, the blankets and flannel sheets fold up around him and keep him even more comfy. In winter, it’s important to conserve one’s strength and effort.

 

 

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Blanket Sculpting Culprits?

Initially it was Fireball playing architect with the kitty blankets. Then Mac got involved sculpting fleece in the kitty beds too. When the human’s own blankets starting getting the treatment, the human suspected them. However, it’s always Pepe alone or Caesar and Pepe that the human finds in the blanket cave made with her bedding. Perhaps a third architect is now at work sculpting. 

 

 

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New Architectural Wonders

Interestingly, the human’s own bedding has been getting the architectural treatment of late. Although the human is very diligent about making up her bed as soon as she gets out of it in the morning, a few hours later when she walks upstairs, she’s been finding this kind of structure. It would appear that one of the kitties is making a kitty cave out of the human’s own blankets.  As you can see, this kitty cave is adjacent to another of the kitty caves made from layers of fleece in one of the kitty beds. There’s always something new and interesting going on in this house.

 

 

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Changing Architectural Styles

In the beginning, when the blanket sculptor struck, he or she left layers of blankets sticking straight up in the air.  The architectural style seems to be evolving, as more recently the pattern has shifted to little domed structures like those shown here.  Do you suppose this represents a different exit strategy from the blanket pile or is it that there is a second architect now at work creating structures?

 

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