Kelly Fell Asleep Reading

tortie cat sleeping on books
Sleepy Kelly in the Library

Well, maybe my cats aren’t the biggest readers and books are just a big sleeping pill for them, or maybe they really can absorb the content if they sleep with their heads on the books.

I’ve done some (lots) of reorganizing (cleaning) lately (while I’m eradicating fleas), and I finally got around to putting my cat books in order on this mahogany triple dresser that doubles as a very attractive file cabinet/storage unit in my office.

You know how kitties are—they have to investigate everything new and “try it on”, meaning placing themselves in or on the object, walking, bathing, playing and sleeping in the new/renewed area. Unfortunately for me, they were so darned cute for several days that I now have several hundred photos of nearly the entire household interacting with the books. They’re still at it over there, but I’ve got work to do so I just can’t look at what they’re doing.

I see a few paintings coming out of this series too.


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6 thoughts on “Kelly Fell Asleep Reading

  • August 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Ingrid, I thought of Wysocky when they started hanging out on the books, and I thought of you when Kelly took her turn. Wait till you see a few others! She’s over there right now completely dripping off another section of books. It’s almost too much for me!

    I may have to paint a version with my favorite Cat Writer’s volumes in it!

  • August 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I LOVE this photo! This is like Wysocky’s Frederick the Literate, only wayyyy better! I hope you decide to turn this into a painting some day.

  • August 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I couldn’t have posed it if I’d wanted to. She started with the easy reading, though, so we’ll see how she does when she gets the the bigger, more text-heavy books–a real snooze!

  • August 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    that’s a riot! and on a slant! LOL CUTE!


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