Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I want to be a cat taking a nap

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I can barely find something cutier and more peaceful than a cat taking a nap. My cat loves sleeping in the angle formed by my knees in bed, and I enjoy it a lot.

And cats sleep more than most animals, especially as they grow older (my cat is 10 years old). So don't be surprised by the fact that the daily duration of a cat sleep varies usually from 12 to 16 hours, with an average of 14 hours. I couldn't sleep 16 hours more than 2 days in a row, I guess.

Did you know the term "cat nap" refers to the cat's ability to fall asleep lightly for a brief period? As a matter of fact, that term has entered the English lexicon since someone who nods off for a few minutes is said to be "taking a cat nap". I find that amazing.

I want to be a kitty taking a nap!!!


SmilingSally said...

I wonder who first thought of a cat nap?

Historical sites with charmine said...

Hi,that is quite informative.You are right,taking a nap is relaxing and i read somewhere that researchers found that napping even for 10mnts at office is good.Infact in Japan i think , some offices have alloted a place to nap.

I never knew you are an engineer.My family has many,my husband has done electrical engineering and is reginal manager ( India)for a french power company Areva.Nice to meet you.Enjoy your day.