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Cats sharing the bed disturb a woman’s sleep as much a human, but dogs disturb them less — 7 Comments

  1. Our cats have trained us to sleep around them, they rarely wake us.

    It feels wrong if they are not there, our bedtime routines mesh perfectly.

    The feline purr is a perfect lullaby

    • 🙂 I wonder what the truth is about men and women – husbands and wives – sleeping together. All the mags present this lovey dovey perfect world but in the real world it is a bit different.

  2. I sleep in a twin bed, and always allowed room for my cat, Mitzy to sleep next to me when she wanted to. Mostly she slept on top of my blankets at the foot of my bed, but that meant arranging my legs to accommodate her. She preferred sleeping between my legs, so many times when I wanted to move, I didn’t….so as not to disturb her.

    This last year 2018 she cried many times every night, and I was a wreck without much sleep. She cried at my bedroom door to go out, but I never allowed her to go out unless I was with her. I always taken her out twice a day. I had blood work and urinalysis done, which were good, except that she was “borderline” hyperthyroid. No medication needed. She also had 3 teeth pulled, and I thought that might have been the cause of crying, but it didn’t make a difference.

    I tried so many things in an effort to calm her, but nothing worked. She was eating and eliminating and maintaining her weight. So, the crying was mysterious.

    About 3 months ago, she started rejecting her favorite treat of coconut oil, and RAD CAT raw venison. I tried many different kinds of food. She ate a little, but began to vomit which she’d never done. The vet said she was now hyper-thyroid, and prescribed Methamizole. She had a reaction to that, and became hyperactive. When I came home on Oct 19th, she was in my chair, looking up at me with enlarged pupils. I picked her up, and she immediately wanted down. She dropped to the floor and crouched. Then she hid from me. I knew that it was time to let her go.

    I made the difficult decision to put her down because I couldn’t afford the treatments they were suggesting. They also wanted me to surrender her to a shelter so someone could adopt her. I wanted to scream at the vet! There was no way I would put my kitty back in a cage, after rescuing her from euthanasia 9 years before. She was a previous feral who was fearful of everyone but me, and considered “unadoptable”.

    Even though she’s been gone a month, I still have problems sleeping, and wake during the night wishing she was there. She will be my last cat, because I have to rent a room, and most people don’t want renters with pets. The best I can hope for is that my next rental will have a cat that I can love.

    I feel so alone without my sleeping companion and best friend.

    • I am truly so deeply sorry for your loss. I go to sleep listening to the heathens pound through the house playing games with each other and wake up careful not to move until I do a headcount to see who’s sleeping on me where. Because Kitten’s loss was so sudden and unexpected the one true thing I could say is we loved and cherished her everyday. No one ever walked by her without a kind hand reaching out to scritch a chin or rub an ear or head. How we view things and I’m tossing all scientific studies out here is if we choose to have a selfish heart or one that is giving , accepting and appreciates the love that our companion animals heap on us.

    • Oh my dear Sandy, your comment is so hard to read. I am so sorry. It hurts to read it. Can I make your comment an article in memory of Mitzy?

      “She preferred sleeping between my legs, so many times when I wanted to move, I didn’t….so as not to disturb her.”

      This is exactly what happens with me and my Gabs.

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