Saturday, October 8, 2011
Where cats choose to sleep
Christopher has always chosen a particular chair in the living room or my bed. He purrs loudly when I'm there, but since I'm a restless sleeper, doesn't often spend the whole night.
Eleia on the other hand, visits if I'm reading in bed for a short while then goes to "her room." She used to curl up among the pillows on the bed. Or she'd lie propped along the north wall, under the bed with her feet in the air. (Wish I'd gotten a picture of that it was very cute.)
Then one day I left the bottom drawer of the antique chest of drawers open. This is part of a bedroom set that came to Canada with my United Empire Loyalist family way back in the 1860s. It's stayed in the family. When I was a youngster and "slept over" at my grandparents I used the bed - I have fond memories of those days. Today I use the bureau for sheets and my seasonal clothes. I was transferring some clothes to a closet one morning and came back to the guest bedroom to find Eleia curled up inside. She's kept that as her bed ever since. I haven't had the heart to close up the drawer and so put a small blanket in there for her.
Cats - sometimes they do the strangest things!