The Art of Napping

Orange-tabby-cat-sleeping-with-eyes-closedIf you have ever owned a cat (or more correctly, if a cat has ever owned you), you know that cats sleep a lot.  According to catster.com, cats can sleep up to 16 hours a day, more as they get older (I can relate).   As a somewhat fitful napper, I am always jealous of how my cats have seemed to be able to nap comfortably almost anywhere … and appear blissfully at ease in the most interesting positions.   Yes, there’s stretching, too, but we’ll leave that for another day.  However, my newest feline companion, Claude, between his Rorschach-Test markings and the variation of positions he assumes in his beds, raises napping to the level of art.   Here is a collage of just a few of his abstract patterns.

Art of the Nap

It is of course true that art inspires art.   And while I can’t compete as a napper, I wield a pretty nifty piece of charcoal.   This is a white charcoal on black paper drawing of one of Claude’s many poses.  If you look carefully, there is a touch of pink pastel on his pretty pink paw-pads.   Have a great weekend.

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2 Comments on “The Art of Napping”


  1. He’s a beautiful kitty (and napper). 🙂


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