Daily Photo Reprise: Kelly Has Plans, 2011

tortoiseshell cat sleeping on train case
Kelly falls asleep on her plans.

I know Kelly’s never been thrilled with having to accept four young and active black cats all at the same time, but this really surprised me—was she planning to hit the road? I guess she really wore herself out trying to move my mother’s old train case. I asked her what she had in mind but she just purred and rubbed her little face all over my hand. She didn’t seem to have any recollection of how she ended up on the train case on the steps. Hmmm, perhaps I’m reading too much into this and she just did her usual napping on anything new in the house.

Kelly has always been one who sleeps in a tight ball, but as she’s grown older she’s added a deeper level of sleep to her regimen and I often see her sleeping draped off of something, and she’ll even slide off if I don’t catch her in time. Here are a few other images of Kelly precariously balanced or her long legs and tail dangling off something:

Wordless Wednesday: Totally Relaxed

Kelly in the  Cat Library

Kitten on the Keyboard

Curl Up With a Good Book

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Kelly Has Plans, 2011

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  • November 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I think she slept in a ball because she didn’t feel secure. Over time, she knew that she was safe and could relax fully. BJC was the same way.

    • November 3, 2012 at 1:15 am

      Vicki, that’s exactly right, from her beginnings understanding. I was so glad to see her “open up”, but also one of her sweet variations on “the ball” was to curl up even tighter until her paws stuck out and talk to me. It’s hard to explain, but it was as if she was trying to hug herself with happiness, usually when she was curled on the bed and I walked into the room. I’ve seen other elderly cats do the floppy sleep too.


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