It was suggested to me from a friend that I should blog one of TWM’s Instagram posts that addressed her amazement with her dogs’ ability to just fall asleep – anytime and anywhere. I had the same awe with our kitten, Serena, which led to the Instagram post.
Here it is:
Working from home “sweet demon” kitten likes to keep me company when I write and I often look up and see her in this languid repose.
It got me thinking of a cat’s ability to sleep – anytime, anywhere and a lot of it….something we humans have a tough time doing; i.e., natural sleep.
We can, however, learn a lot from a cat’s relationship with waking and sleeping. They play hard ( way more than humans even if they do sleep 12-16 hrs/ day) but have unusual ( at ease) continuity between awake and asleep. In contrast we distance ourselves and fight off sleep during the day – just incapable or don’t believe in napping.
Cats are crepuscular: programmed to be active in twilight hours of dusk and dawn. We routinely sleep through dawn and rush through dusk. Could a cat’s secure sense of sleep be the secret to their poise, curiosity and nine lives?
So I challenge you to be a copycat! Being in twilight suggests being in the here and now. Carry the elements of “cat ” sleep with you throughout your day – poise, serenity, and relaxation.
Gotta go- ” sweet demon” just woke up and is ready to play! ❤️