Hello, I’m Christopher! Read my introduction to be taught extra about me and my foolish Russian Blue cat, Olga.
In contrast to many homeowners, I don’t get up in the midst of the night time as a result of my cat is screaming for meals or scratching the door. Olga may be annoying, cussed, and aggressive however hardly ever interrupts my sleep. She likes to nap in several areas in my home, together with a rocking chair within the spare bed room, an historical Lazy Boy recliner in the lounge, and beneath the sofa and mattress.
She doesn’t have a cat mattress or most popular sleeping space, which is okay since she’s an indecisive feline. Many of the pet tools I’ve bought collects mud in storage as a result of Olga isn’t excited by cat bushes, cat beds, or scratching posts.
The place Ought to Cats Sleep?
I’ve learn a number of articles about the benefits of cat beds and why pets sleeping with you is dangerous, and I agree with most of their conclusions. Nevertheless, I let Olga sleep on the foot of my mattress. She doesn’t sleep there each night time however often sleeps someplace within the bed room.
Though my life could be simpler if she slept in a cat mattress and napped in the identical spot on daily basis, I don’t need to pressure her or prepare her to make use of a mattress if she’s blissful along with her uncommon routine. Since she was a kitten, she’s at all times had bother making up her thoughts.
Why Can’t She Make Up Her Thoughts?
She paces for a couple of minutes when she needs to leap in my lap, and he or she does the identical factor when she winds down to fall asleep. She doesn’t eat all her meals in a single sitting; she eats a couple of bites, walks over to the window to see what’s occurring within the neighborhood, and returns to her meals bowl. She’ll do this a number of instances earlier than ending.
Indecision is a part of her character, and whereas some cat homeowners could also be irritated or distracted when their pets circle around them, it amuses me. Generally, I need to yell, “Cease pacing and decide,” however I chorus and settle for her insecurity.
Is Sleeping within the Similar Mattress as Your Pets Unsanitary?
Sleeping in the identical mattress as your cat or canine is unsanitary, however you’ll be able to reduce the danger of getting sick by washing your bedding no less than as soon as every week, protecting them groomed, and stopping them from sleeping in your face.
If Olga runs to the litter box earlier than leaping on my mattress or lap, I say, “No,” and gently push her off. She in all probability makes use of the lavatory once I’m asleep and jumps on the mattress, however she stays close to my ft, and so far as I do know, I’ve by no means contracted an sickness due to my cat’s sleeping habits.
Olga doesn’t get in my face or hassle me so long as I don’t oversleep, and since she doesn’t shed much, my covers aren’t lined with cat hair. Permitting a cat to sleep on the mattress isn’t for everybody, however should you preserve your mattress and pet clear, it’s in all probability safer than sleeping in an airline’s cabin.