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As a cat owner you’ll come to realise that certain places in your home will prove hot-spots for cat-naps. While it can be a source of amusement, it’s also concerning when you’re unable to access some of your most treasured belongings or seating spaces due to a sleepy ball of fur inconveniently occupying the area.
In an attempt to avoid day-to-day conflict, here’s guide to your pet’s favourite dozing zones – so you can get there first.
1) Your Laptop Keyboard
It’s the day before a deadline, or the crucial half hour a day that you get to sit back, relax, and watch an online episode of something warm and reassuring; and Felix is reclining gormlessly across the keyboard. It’ll take nothing short of a nuclear explosion to shift the ball of fluff from the top of your notebook.
2) The TV Remote
Your feline companion will watch lazily as you trawl your surroundings for the channel-changer, only to shift ever so slightly as your frustration reaches boiling point to reveal that he knew exactly where it was all along.
3) In Your Bathroom Sink
For some inexplicable reason, the gentle porcelain curve of your bathroom suite proves the perfect resting spot for your cat. Occasionally a drip to the head will put a rather literal dampener on the whole affair, but in this Zen-like level of relaxation, there’s a very slim chance that they will have felt it.
4) On Your Other Pets
Usually a tolerant dog or an equally lazy cat will serve as an excellent naptime surface. If you have an additional pet bear or coy carp, you may find this a much less likely occurrence.
5) On the Lids of Things You Need to Get Into
Like the lid of the trunk containing your cosy winter blanket when it’s in the minuses outside. Or the lid of the enormous biscuit tin protecting your collection of family favourites from being sat in directly is now being guarded by the girth of your pet making it impossible to open. And you can forget about ever being able to access any under-seat storage ever again.
6) On Top of Your Best Furniture
Remember that beautiful french dressing table you bought? You’d be forgiven for having forgotten, because these days, it is mostly covered in cat. The lovingly crafted surface obscured by fur; the ornate details hidden beneath hanging paws and draping tails. They may also have knocked a candle, a picture frame and a couple of other things off the top in the process of climbing up there.
7) Under Your Car
If you’re a cat owner who has ever pulled out of your driveway to head to work at the crack of sunrise, you’ll know that the last thing you need is a screeching moggy flying out from under your bonnet at the speed of sound to set you up for a nice relaxing journey.
8) On Your Face
It may be unnerving, but it’s just their way of showing you that they love you as much as any other piece of furniture in the house.
We hope we’ve helped to preserve some of your furnishings and sanity with our quick reference guide to your kitty’s favourite siesta locations.
Leave a comment below to let us know what other weird and wonderful places your pets have taken to sleeping in.
Louise Blake is a first time Mum, animal lover, and regular contributor to Out There Interiors, which helps to further fuel her passion for interior design. A fan of all things cosy and homely, she works as a design account manager where she develops her excellent eye for detail.