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5 Facts About Cats and Sleep


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

Cher
- 735 days ago - catster.com
Why do cats sleep so much? Are they sleeping, or just resting? Do they dream? Read on to find out.



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Julie E. (371)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:20 am
Thank you Cher.
 

Tom Tree (238)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:22 am
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
 

Barbara DeFratis (23)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:23 am
Yes, this reminds me of one of the times that I took my young sons to the Cleveland Zoo. Each and every big cat we saw was in the middle of a cat nap--I remember us joking--among ourselves--"Hey, we have relatives of yours at home, who are probably doing the same exact thing." Must Love Cats!! :-) But big cats belong in the zoos, if not, preferably the wild.
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:32 pm
Thank you for sharing.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:25 pm
My favorite picture collection is at http://www.themoggy.com/olympics.htm
There are singles and doubles events, and it's not just the poses, it's the "event names" that really add to the humor.
 

michelle t. (41)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thanks
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:21 pm
I love watching my cat dream.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:34 pm
Noted....thanks Cher
 

Barb Knight (1682)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:41 pm
Kirby's arms and paws used to move fast and his whiskers twitched and he even meeeeeeeowwwwwed in his sleep!
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:56 pm
Great article. Thank you.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:10 pm
I love kitties :)
 

Sandi C. (238)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:21 pm
mine sleeps alot.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:45 pm
Interesting information. Our cats twitched when asleep and one did snore, his name was Baby Kitty, a big ole' tabby that I'll always remember. He was the first cat I truly loved.
 

Donna B. (36)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:27 pm
Thx Cher. Very interesting.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:20 pm
Love kitties. If I had a larger place than my little 300 ft apt. would be serious about getting one. But not fair to an indoor cat not to even have a running space. At least I can look at them on my computer.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 4:50 am
noted
 

Ruth S. (298)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:10 am
My kitties do twitch in their sleep, they must be dreaming.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:43 am
Thanks. Shared on FB. :)
 

Kay M. (348)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:07 am
thanks :)
 

Sheila D. (26)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:57 am
Thanks for the article, Cher. My cats sleep a lot; unfortunately, not always when I'm trying to sleep. That's when they want to walk all over me and try to get my attention. Doesn't last long, and I usually go right back to sleep. Yes, I know I could kick them out of the bedroom, but hate to listen to them trying to beat the door down.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 11:23 am
I always thought they were practicing metaphysics or doing quantum math. lol
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 12:21 pm
Ahhhhh So thats why I enjoy snuggling with my kitty when I wake up in the morning...I get a good transfusion of calming cat energy for my day..! love it...life is good !! Thanx for the cheer Cher....
 

monka blanke (84)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:45 pm
Thank you Cher.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:25 pm
Good article. I read that cats never really went into a deep sleep, but mine seemed to. I have reticulated calico with a very small face who snores when she sleeps. Particularly as she gets older.
 

Edith B. (145)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:48 pm
My Rusty who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, always snored, even as a kitten. My other cats sleep a lot but are instantly alert if need be.
 

Lydia s. (163)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:14 pm
I think mine sleep so much because they are very demanding & interactive when awake !
 

John Gregoire (262)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:43 am
Just as my dog dreams so does my cat. you see it in their vocalizations and body langusge.
 

Sherri O. (257)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:36 pm
Daisy snores, while Eddie has the occasional nightmare. Favourite play time is 3am.
 

Rosemary Rannes (640)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:28 pm
Thanks Cher. Our rescue Plummie is a pillow hog enjoying her 'shooshies' . When she sleeps on the couch or her favorite chair she dreams and wakes up looks around for me and comes running ! I'm not sure if she dreams she is still abandoned in the park or not, but when she sees me she relaxes and wants too cuddle =^.^=
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 4:21 am
noted, thank you Cher
 
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