This asshole has no idea what it means to share:
I’m not tired at all, but by the time I figure out how to get some space in the bed (that’s my side he is on- the dogs get the other side and if I ever am in a relationship again she can fight it out with them), it will probably be bedtime.
Cats are jerks. Water is wet. News at 11:00
Isn’t amazing how the little creatures become ten times their normal weight when you try to scoot them over to get into bed? But you must love the snuggles. Enjoy, goodnight.
Cat share? It is to guffaw.
Can’t expect Steve to share the dog side.
I just disrupted my cat off her chosen place, the middle of my pillow.
@Davebo: Cats may indeed be jerks, but what is it about humans that we will bend ourselves into pretzels rather than disturb a cat in bed?
The gymnastics I go through, getting in and out of my cat-strewn waterbed, defy belief.
I would have thought cats + waterbed = waterfloor, fairly quickly, based on what I’ve seen happen to a lot of upholstery.
Steve probably follows you on Twitter and is offering to be the little spoon. Surprisingly generous and considerate for a cat.
Avec or sans shark, you need a frickin’ laser. Every house critter will shoot to wherever you wish. Night-night.
I took a nap in the guest room this afternoon, 90 lb German Shepherd took up 4/5ths of a queen sized bed. He refused to move over, Anze the Dog is an asshole. On the other hand I’m an idiot for not luring him off the bed with a cookie, right?
My wife’s dearly departed Persian cat used to sleep on the pillow and drape herself over Mrs. J’s head.
@Fair Economist: Nope! Very thick neoprene (or whatever the material is) mattress/baggie, plus sheepskin mattress covers. Kitty claws can’t get through.
The cat is on the mat.
Next to a wombat in a bath hat. (Kid’s book I read aloud 1000x)
Once dog knees lock at the 180-degree position they take up the area basically equivalent to an eastern state county. Science informs us there is no resolution.
Little Bit, is a 30lb snuggle queen. Mellow, is an attention whore, when he deins to come up on the bed.
Casey, our passed Pittie, was another snuggle queen bed goddess, Digger, our passed Belgian, was a middle of the bed, got your nose attention hound.
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Samwise is mostly not allowed in the bedroom.
I’m fucking hammered. Steve aint gotta share.
About 20:00 minutes into this video the amazing starts.
Cats love to sleep perpendicular to humans. Our late kitty Natasha seemed to think that since there were three of us, we should each get one-third of the bed, and she took her part sideways. It was sometimes a problem.
Charlotte likes to lay on top of us as we sleep, which can be its own problem since she’ll dig her claws in if you try to move.
@Major Major Major Major:
We were able to keep the cats out of the bedroom until Charlotte arrived. She is a problem child.
@HumboldtBlue: From 13:25 on I got shin splints.
Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
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Oh, no, no. They will be drawn to her and she and they will claim their separate spaces, pushing me…um, YOU, to the very edge of the mattress. Trust me.
My ex fiancée’s cat would sleep on my feet. Not as bad as the head but still makes it difficult to move without risking the wrath of claws in the middle of the night. And of course if she wanted to be let out in the middle of the night it was no problem to let me know. In winter I’d have to wait to let her back in or the door would be destroyed in moments. Otherwise a great cat.
We have Oriental Shorthair adopted and rescue kitties. They are wee and sleek and only weigh about 6 to 7 pounds each, but they are the most cuddle focused critters that I have ever seen. They simply cannot get close enough to humans, dogs, other cats.
We have a theory that, despite their deceptively dainty figures, they somehow assume the atomic wreight of ununoctium once they climb onto a human chest (or stomach, or forehead) for their nightly napping. It’s like having a purring Volkswagon parked on your sternum.
Raise his butt and inch or so and pivot him clockwise 90 degrees, then wedge in on the right. He’ll either wait until you settle and then adjust, or get up in disgust and go elsewhere. But Steve does have the cutest little snore.
John, you know he’s just warming it up for you. And you seem so damn ungrateful about that.
@HumboldtBlue: I don’t see the amazing; are you referring to the ballerina whipping off 7 or 8 fouettés in a row?
Of course you will be in a relationship again. Do not let pets take up so much space and time at the expense of a life.
@Ruckus: Leg sleepers – it’s a rough way to go!! I had a much beloved Maine Coon years ago, and he was obsessed with sleeping draped across people’s knees at night.
He was a big, big, boy – easily 27 pounds, and long and tall. I don’t think I went a single week for 16 years without having the creepy-crawly horror of restless legs from having my knees pinioned under a cat that was 1/4 of my body weight, but he was such a damn good kitty that it was worth it. I still miss that big, sweet goofball.
All cat’s have gravity control. Lil’bit, our 30lb’er, can land softer than a feather, lighter than snow,
When she wants.
Jello, our 6lb tiny cat, can land with the full impact of a semi truck hitting a Chic a Fil,
When he wants.
I have a nice arrangement with my cat. He gets to sleep on my side of the bed during the day when I’m not in the bed, and I get to move him over to his side at night, where he peacefully stays. He even lays his head on the pillow sometimes.
It’s Steve’s World…but, you are allowed to exist, Cole.
Okay, I have a question for pet co-sleepers. I have one cat that I allow in the bedroom but all my cats plus my dog have access to the outdoors, so there’s the problem of fleas in the warm season. Frontline no longer works here although it’s still sold in original and generic versions, Advantage does not seem effective, and the last Revolution I bought for my dog failed also. Do any of y’all have another strategy?
@brettvk: I have had good luck with Nexgard. It kills fleas and ticks when I travel with them. I have only used it on dogs. Don’t know about cats.
@brettvk: Do you get the Frontline from your vet? I found, when I lived in flea territory, that the stuff the vet sells is more effective than the over-the-counter varieties. The one nice thing about where I live now (the shithole, Arizona) is apparently no fleas. Yay me!
I am devastated that Cole is back on the market. What happened? I thought he had a nice lady friend. But then again, hope springs eternal – maybe he’ll pick me!
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@brettvk: Have you thought about Comfortis? Administered to all the cats. Your vet should be able to tell you about it.
One of my crew is allergic to fleas, so she gets a shot and the meds, and it really helps since the other two are indoor-outdoor.
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Feline answer to Goat Yoga.