DH and I were laying in bed this morning, drinking tea. The cat was lying on my lap after being evicted from my pillow. He was lying on his side resting his head on his paws.
All of a sudden he flew backwards off the bed and landed on my dressing gown. His legs didnt move at all, he wasnt deeply asleep or twitching having dreams or anything like that.
He moved 3 feet with no effort on his part. Freaked us both out. Cat just sat there looking at us. I think he banged his side off the bedside cabinet and landed still lying on his side so the "righting instinct" obviously didnt kick in.
We carry him lying on his side most nights when we put him to bed in the kitchen.
I've had 6 cats over the years and I have never seen one do that!