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Does your cat sleep anywhere (apart from their bed!)

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Moln Sat 15-Nov-14 00:04:22

Mine just lay down on a random bit of the rug and is having a snooze

I keep a duvet on the sofa JUST because Ophie loves it blush
Portia's special place is on DS2's window sill, and Obie has a special cardboard box!!

steppemum Sat 15-Nov-14 00:20:04

all the cats we have ever had have had a random spot on the carpet/landing/stairs/hall.
Expect it turns out it isn't random, as they return to THAT spot again and again.

It is only when you walk around barefoot that you discover those spots are warm due to pipes running underneath.

current cat rotates, a few weeks on my bed, a few on ds a few on sofa in dd2 room, a few on dd1 bed, then the sofa, computer chair and back round to my bed again.

LouiseBrooks Sat 15-Nov-14 00:20:07

Mine is currently snoring next to me on the sofa. He sleeps anywhere but his own bed most of the time. He usually comes onto my bed at some point during the night but has been known to nap on the spare bed or the floor. Last night he came into my room and lay on the floor on top of a pile of clean bras I am sorting out to send to Nowzad. He loves clean laundry and sometimes sleeps in the laundry basket (this could explain why my clothes are always covered in cat hair).

Moln Sat 15-Nov-14 00:22:17

He's new(ish) to our home so I'll see if the rug spot stick - though we've concrete floors here so can't be any pipes!! Now I got the carpet spot upstairs as it's just above where the pipes lead out for the hot water tank so it nice a warm!!

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Sat 15-Nov-14 00:26:41

On the backs of the sofas. I kept catching one on the dining table but put a stop to that. Well I tried.

AWholeLottaNosy Sat 15-Nov-14 00:30:36

My cat loves to sleep in a flower pot!
( is on my bed now tho as it's cold and I've got the electric blanket on) smile

emmelinelucas Sat 15-Nov-14 00:33:56

Mine loves to sleep on newspaper.
She has a pink nose, but it's always inky.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Sat 15-Nov-14 00:37:17

Oh, and one used to sleep on the tv when we had one of the deep ones. Everybody on telly had a Davey Crockett hat.

Pipbin Sat 15-Nov-14 00:46:05

I've been off this week and have realised that mine has a pattern.
Morning - armchair
Lunch time - patches of sunlight in the front room.
Afternoon - DH's desk chair.
Evening - our bed
Night - no sleep, jump about. Then in front of the bathroom door. Then our bed.

WalkingInMemphis Sun 16-Nov-14 00:40:30

Dcat 1's preferred place in the day is up on ds1's bunk bed. In the night she sleeps with me and dh, usually draped over me like a cat-throw.

Dcat2 only ever sleeps on the sofa. He has made a few half-hearted attempts to jump up on our bed at night but dcat1 will have none of it and chases him away poor thing.

They both have boxes with bathmats in them in the bottom of my wardrobe and sleep there a lot, it has sliding doors which I leave open for them also the top bunk bed during the day when DS isn't around, the beanbag, the sofa, the spare bed, a sheepskin rug. Our bed occasionally during the day but never at night.

sashh Sun 16-Nov-14 04:59:33

Mine has recently moved to the corner of the bath, over the summer she slept on me and before that a book shelf.

She picks a place and sleeps on it for a few months, then goes elsewhere - strange moggy

chockbic Sun 16-Nov-14 15:26:12

On my head! He likes to be close blush

youbethemummylion Sun 16-Nov-14 15:28:49

Everywhere but her bed, the top of the microwave, the bed, the bath (with no water in), on top of the dog, right behind the front door so you cant open it without hitting her.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:01:51

Mine sleeps in his bed <proud>

Debs75 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:04:54

Mine doesn't have her own bed as she never slept in it. Her favourite places have been:
inside tumble dryer
underneath clothes airer in front of radiator
on DD's bed
on my bed
on clean washing, again next to a radiator
in the dogs bed, she growls at the dog when she tries to get on

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:07:10

Mine has a few places, he likes to drape himself over the radiator in the winter. He likes the sunny living room windowsill in the summer.

Hes currently asleep on the sofa in my DSs bedroom.

Moln Sun 16-Nov-14 20:14:53

Ooh Fluffycloud!!!

My guy went into his bed just yesterday, stopped for about a minute

Pipbin Sun 16-Nov-14 20:18:09

I remember before we got our cat DH, who was a novice cat owner, said 'but where will she sleep?' He didn't appreciate my answer of 'where ever she likes.'

WellWhoKnew Sun 16-Nov-14 20:18:35

Nope. I have cat beds, and invariably you can tell which cat can be found in the best bed, because the other cat is pissed off.

And settles for sleeping in the middle of the corridor.

In the dark patch.


Just waiting for a foot to really put the boot in....

GemmaPuddledDuck Sun 16-Nov-14 20:23:44

Any window any chair

MyCatLovesMeSometimes Sun 16-Nov-14 20:27:03

Our cat is presently sleeping on her pouffe (bought especially for her when the old one sprung a leak). In the morning she can be found under the radiator where the pipes are as well for extra warmth, and then mid-morning on the spare bed in a patch of sunlight.

Her radiator bed is only occasionally used when nowhere more appealing can be found like the ironing pile, or our bed.

bonzo77 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:37:16

Mostly in her bed hmm. Also under DS1's duvet, on the pile of clean laundry, in the push chair and in the baby car seat when we had one. There was one memorable occasion when ds1 was very tiny and I got home from a walk with the buggy and found my previous cat asleep in the end of the cocoon that went in the buggy. She'd bern out with us all the time keeping the baby's feet warm.

sashh Tue 18-Nov-14 08:02:38

I seem to attract cats with unusual habits. I have never chosen a cat they have all been strays.

Anyway Martha - completely white cat went to live with my parents when I moved and couldn't take her with me.

She decided the best place to sleep was inside my dad's car - not on the seats, she would climb on top of tyre and then up in to the engine.

When my dad took the car to to the garage the engine was covered in white hair.

She also used to sleep on top of the TV

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