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Sleeping Arrangements 

What’s more fun than a new kitten?  (See ASPCA)

But they do require some serious training to show them who’s boss.   So the day we brought Jackie home from the ASPCA we read him the house rules –  don’t bite the hand that feeds you,  keep your paws off the house plants,  and sleep in your own little cat bed.

But came nightfall and the pitter-patter of four little feet on the quilt told me Jackie had his own ideas about the house rules.

For there I was stuck in the middle – my husband sleeping peacefully on one side,  and our new little pussycat settling himself in beside me on the other.

Sweet dreams,  sweet Jackie!

– Dana Susan Lehrman

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This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!

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  1. Being nice to pets is very much a part of what will get me and other into heaven.

  2. Khati Hendry says:

    Almost impossible to deny a cat a sleeping spot, especially when they are so soft and cozy and besides, you can’t bear to disturb them , even when you are trapped in an awkward position…. Cats notoriously seem to be the ones in charge. If that is a picture of Jackie—adorable!

  3. Betsy Pfau says:

    They are soft and cuddly and like our warm breath, don’t they Dana? But they also like to play and prowl at night, so not always the best bedtime companions. Our first cat howled at night. We had to shut her up in the basement (with her sleep bed, water and litter box). Otherwise, she’d sit outside Vicki’s room all night, yawling. And she was LOUD!

  4. Laurie Levy says:

    So true! I love this but we all know cats train us to follow their rules. What an adorable kitten.

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