Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tips for Getting the Best Sleep by Morris the Cat - Part 2

We're back with our special guest, Morris the Cat, to give advice to our humans about how to sleep like a pro.  Everyone knows the best sleepers are kitties.  After all, we tend to sleep up to 140 hours a week, which is 3.5 times the typical 9-5 workday. 
Truffle knows how to catch some Zzzzzzzs while everyone around her is working.

Morris is giving our readers a chance to win a human-sized bed in the shape of Morris himself to help in the quest to catch more Zzzzs.  After all, doesn't everyone sleep better when they are snuggled up next to a cat?  Have your humans visit his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter and to check out his video with more sleeping tips.

Dear Morris Advice Column

We continue today with questions to Morris about getting better sleep.
Photo courtesy 9Lives
Dear Morris,

I'm a cat but as you know, even animals have 'spirit animals.' Mine is an owl – a night owl to be exact. I love to play "catch the speck of dust" or "chase your tail in the middle of the bed" into the wee hours of the morning. My humans have no idea what they're missing out on. They just lay there snoring and swat at me when I come too close. How can I make them see that daytime is lame, and the real party happens under stars (the stick-on, glow-in-the-dark kind)?

Yours truly,
Hyper Harry
Photo courtesy 9Lives
Dear Hyper Harry,

Sadly, this is a case you may not win. Humans need their sleep at night. You get to spend all day snoozing and they only get a few precious hours when the sun goes down. Your humans can, however, make sure that they understand why it is you're pouncing about and provide things to make nighttime more fun. For instance, your humans could consider getting a kitty condo or put out bags or boxes for you to explore. For extra credit, they can hide treats around the house so you can go on a midnight scavenger hunt. Or, if you're really lucky, they'll bring home a kitty best friend for you to play with whenever you please. Other cats might be up at night because they get hungry, in which case their humans could try an automatic food dispenser to provide small meals throughout the night. Remember, the more you let your humans sleep at night, the more energy they'll have to play with you during the day!

Kitty hugs,

We think these are some great nighttime tips from Morris!  We're lucky that we have each other to play with at night when Mom Paula is asleep, but sometimes we get a little too aggressive and wake her up. We love to 'rassle with each other, especially at night.  It may start out as a simple grooming session, but always ends up with some rough housing.

You can read Morris' first advice column here.  Thanks for the pawesome nighttime tips, Morris! Read Morris' first advice column here. Plus, don't forget to check back for the last installment of "Dear Morris," and in the meantime, check out his website to see how you can live as well as a cat and enter the giveaway!  We have a special surprise tomorrow for an exciting giveaway from 9Lives for our readers.  In the meantime, Truffle thinks she'll take another nap.

This post is in collaboration with 9Lives.  We aren't receiving any compensation for our posts, but did receive a Happy Kitty Kit for our collaboration and to host a giveaway.  We've blended our comments with those of Morris the Cat for the series on Getting Better Sleep.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I'm lucky - my human is a night owl like me!

  2. Mum is lucky, we like to sleep when she does.
    Maybe that's because most of us are older kitties ;)
    We liked the video ;) You girls are cute.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. We all snuggle with Mom at night. Ellie and Allie have been known to have "smackdowns" on Mom during the night...that doesn't make Mom happy!

    The Florida Furkids

    ps - Mom and Auntie El met Morris at a cat show they did many years ago.

  4. We often go to bed at the same time as Mum does but we do like a sleep in the next morning.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. I prefer to sleep on the woman when the male is not around...

  6. Ashton sleeps right next to the head peep the whole night. Sleeping is what we kitties do best!

  7. I sleep right next or on top of Mommy. I'm very comfy. Her, not so much.


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