Bed Hogs

Well, our five cats have surprised us again. This time, three of the five decided that it would be a great idea for them to sleep on our bed all day long. This isn’t anything new; it’s just part of the feline entitlement in our house. They have no problem sleeping on our pillows and stretching out as long as they can to take up more space. But since this happens during the day, it’s not a big deal.

However—they now have decided that they will also spread out on our bed during nightime. This means that the Crankee Yankee and I have to lay down new bedtime rules (ha–as if the cats would listen!). Ever tried to teach a cat to do anything? Good luck with that.

Our cats have figured out that we love and adore them, so they feel that the next step is to do as we do, bedtime-wise—spread out! Cats are a lot smarter than you think, plus they also have the “cute” advantage. A cat may knock over and break a lamp, but then they look at you with one of their signature big-eyes kitty get-out-of-jail passes. Seriously, they know just how to work us.

The Crankee Yankee and I realize that we did a poor job of training our cats (ha—as if a cat would really listen to any sort of training!), so now we are paying the price. Day and night, at least three of the cats are on our bed, snoozing away. While we have a queen-size bed, it gets pretty full with us and the cats.

So once again, the cats win and we lose; sheesh. We never had a chance.

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