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5 Facts About Cats and Sleep

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

- 1954 days ago -
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 (405)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:20 am
Thank you Cher.

TOM T (246)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:22 am

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.

James Merit (144)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:32 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:25 pm
My favorite picture collection is at
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

. (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:21 pm
I love watching my cat dream.

Thomas P (280)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:34 pm
Noted....thanks Cher

Barb K (1687)
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 A (370)
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 (99)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:21 pm
mine sleeps alot.

Carlene V (202)
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 (9)
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. (440)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 4:50 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:10 am
My kitties do twitch in their sleep, they must be dreaming.

Lisa Z (168)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:43 am
Thanks. Shared on FB. :)

Kay M (347)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:07 am
thanks :)

Sheila D (28)
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 is good !! Thanx for the cheer Cher....

M B (62)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:45 pm
Thank you Cher.

Dianne D (490)
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 (146)
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 (155)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:14 pm
I think mine sleep so much because they are very demanding & interactive when awake !

. (0)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:36 pm
Daisy snores, while Eddie has the occasional nightmare. Favourite play time is 3am.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
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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