Cats are some of the most amazing creatures on Earth. Aloof, independent, and utterly unpredictable, they’re always fun to observe and enjoy. We never quite know what they’re going to do next or how they might react in a certain situation, and cat owners love to tell stories about the funny things their furry feline friends have been getting up to. And as well as being known for climbing all over the home and doing things their own way, cats are also famous for how much they love to sleep.
Some cats can sleep for up to 20 hours in a single day! They love to nap for hours on end, peacefully dreaming of mice and milk, and while most cats simply curl up by the fire or in their beds, some of them take their naps in the oddest places and positions! Some owners have managed to snap photos of their cats sleeping in totally weird and wacky ways, and here are some of our favorites.
Like Owner, Like Cat
People often say that pets and their owners look alike, and it’s true that you do sometimes see people who have a strange resemblance to their dogs or cats. We can see another funny example of that here, as this cute cat was pictured perfectly copying the baby’s pose, with its little legs stretched out in every direction.
It’s funny to see how the cat seems to be looking over at the baby for guidance or to check that she’s getting the position just right. She looks a little confused by the whole thing, but maybe it will turn out to be a super sleeping position. After all, babies usually tend to sleep pretty well, until they wake up feeling hungry or in need of a cuddle.
The Great Contortionist
There are some very talented and flexible people out there who can pull off some crazy positions, bending their legs and bodies in ways that don’t seem possible for most of us. Well, it looks like this little white cat has been taking some contortionist classes too!
We have no idea how it got into this strange position, with its head almost buried beneath the rest of its body and its back legs curving around behind its neck. It doesn’t really look like a super comfortable sleeping position, and yet the cat seems pretty peaceful and relaxed at the same time. Maybe if you’re super flexible, you can give this sleeping position a try for yourself and see whether or not it actually works.
So Much Sleeping Fluff
This is not only one of the funniest pictures of cats napping, but it’s also one of the cutest cat photos around as well! It shows a grand total of four cats who all seemed to have the same idea of snuggling up close together for warmth and comfort while they enjoy their naps in the middle of the day.
It looks like one of the cats was napping their first, then the grey one came along and rested on its back, and then another came along, and one more at the end of the line. They all look very peaceful and well-rested, and having a big, warm, fluffy pillow beneath you is probably a great way to get a good night’s sleep.
An Interesting Idea
We really want to know what was going through this little furball’s mind when he decided that this was a good spot for a sleep. It looks like he had a pretty long and tiring day before deciding to curl up around the radiator and sleep in this strange seated position, holding onto the pipe and drifting off into dreamland.
Maybe he was just so tired he didn’t even mind where he slept that night, we just hope that nobody turned the radiator on as he might have gotten a little too hot holding onto the pipe like that! This is a pretty risky sleeping position overall, but it seems like it was good enough for this little guy, and that’s all that matters.
What a Copycat
Felines and canines are famed as mortal enemies and total opposites. Dogs are loud and bouncy, while cats tend to be calm and calculated. They’re always seen chasing each other around and rarely becoming friends, and they say that cats and dogs don’t get along, but this picture seems to tell a different story!
Here we can see a cat and a dog sleeping comfortably, side by side, in the exact same position! The only question is: which one of them was there first? Was the catnapping and the dog decided to copy it, or did the cat come along and copy the dog? Either way, it’s nice to see a cat and a dog looking happy and calm together, rather than fighting or arguing.