Kelly in a Compromising Position

tortoiseshell cat on lap
Kelly in a compromising position.

Kelly ended up in a little heap on my lap today, hind legs in the air, front paws wherever.

I’ve been working upstairs in my studio, on my old computer, because the internet connection on my downstairs computer is not working for some reason. I can access the wireless connection from my cable modem up here, but I can’t share files with that computer.

What that means is that I do a lot of running up and down the steps with flash drives. This is an inconvenience to me, but moreso to the cats who are tired of me getting up to run downstairs and get something every few minutes, or so it seems to them. Not only are they often displaced, but my constant movement disturbs their repose. The usuals haven’t had a good all-day nap on my lap for days.

Kelly has a little more work to do than the others when sleeping positions change. Kelly must bathe completely before she can sleep, a detailed process. But after the eighth time or so that I picked her up and put her on my chair and ran down the stairs, she came back to my lap as soon as I sat down and simply collapsed with exhaustion, no bath or anything, just Kelly in a ball.


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7 thoughts on “Kelly in a Compromising Position

    • August 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Texas, humans are hopeless, they just don’t know how to live.

    • August 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Kelly has only been a lap sitter for a few years, even though she is 18. She’s been very timid all her life but finally, as a senior, she decided to indulge in the sort of affection she’d seen all around her for years!

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Wish my current Tortie was a lap sitter!

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Paulette, Kelly never even dreamed of sitting on my lap until she was about 12, and then it was just a fly-by for a few years. It wasn’t really until Peaches came along that Kelly joined Peaches on my lap, and then began to venture on her own. Give her time!

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:36 am

    So even feline fastidiousness plays second fiddle to exhaustion! Sweet!! 🙂


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