Cats are pretty adorable creatures. Sometimes, it almost feels as if they’re doing it on purpose, and it really only makes it that much cuter that they’re not. They were just born that way. There has always been one thing in particular I found especially endearing, and that was when kitties sleep under blankets like people. I don’t know why, but seeing a cat napping with just its head visible has always been a pretty goofy sight, and I never pass up an opportunity to photograph it, that I may share it with the world.
I used to have a Manx named Arwen well-versed in this ancient kitty technique. On more than one occasion, I would find that she had decided to pull a blanket over herself, after which a nap would ensue in utmost comfort. Had she learned this from watching me (I hope she didn’t watch me while I slept….)? Or was she just a kitty ahead of her time? She could open sliding doors, after all. Either way, her adopted brother Alex never did such things. I think it was because he wasn’t super bright, and he was a big dude and probably had plenty of warmth-giving padding anyway. But mainly because he just wasn’t all that clever. He was still a nice boy, though.
I had never before seen any other kitty do what Arwen AKA “beans” did, so when I got Elsa a little over a year ago, I didn’t expect her to learn the ancient feline art of using-blankets-for-their-intended-purposes. After all, how could she learn Arwen’s secret technique when the two had never even met? And she has yet to learn how to read, so finding the answers in ancient feline tomes also seems out of the question. Alas, my eyes may never again be graced by such an adorable sight. Nay, never more, never more.
It came as quite a shock, then, when I came upon something most…um, shocking. I often leave a blanket on the ground, which I make into the shape of a nest. Elsa likes sleeping in her kitty nest, so when I’m not using it as an indoor picnic blanket, I leave it for her to nap in. One day, however, I came into the living room, and all I could see was Elsa’s head sticking out of the blanket. The rest of her was cozily tucked beneath the blanket she had somehow, thumblessly, pulled over her small, fuzzy body. How she had done it, I know not, as I was too slow to witness the feat firsthand. But she had done it, and I made no delay in taking as many photos as I could whilst the overwhelming cuteness lasted. So, if you like seeing exceedingly adorable things, now you can view some stunning photos of…kitties sleeping under blankets!
And before you go, pray tell, what particularly cute things have you witnessed your kitties, or other animal allies, for that matter, taking part in? Let me know in the comments below, dear readers. I’d like to hear your, ahem, tails. …Get it? *nudge nudge* Seriously, do you?
That’s My Duck Tail for Today