Sleeping Arrangements

What do my pets do most often? Sleep!

Sleep, sleep, sleep. The pets have fun, too. They… go for walks, play in the yard, go for hikes, chase stuff (and each other) and enjoy meal time excitement. But mostly, they lounge around, living the easy life.

They also swap sleeping places. Never fighting or aggressive, but definitely on the “first come, first sleep” basis. Here is a typical day in the life of lounging pets. Here are more “typical days” of sleeping pets.

Nothing is more typical than a Greyhound loving life on the couch.
Nothing is more "typical" than a Greyhound loving life on the couch.
Barnie cat napping
Unless we find this...
This causes trouble for Argos, who must find other accommodations.
This causes trouble for Argos, who must find other accommodations.
This IS a very nice dog bed, by the way...
Deaf 19 year old Greta minds her own business. She sleeps very soundly in her Princess Bed.
Barnie in the Princess Bed.
Unless we find this...
Barnie insists he is comfy (and fits) in Greta's Princess Bed.
Barnie insists he is comfy (and fits) in Greta's Princess Bed.

I have recently taken up the sport of knitting, and am obsessed! But … I don’t like to just make random things. Schtuff to fill up your house. Nope. I am all about functional art. In this case, I decided that I would make Barnie his very own Cat Mat for napping coziness.

My “in my head” pattern turned out a little too big for his window perch, so I thought it would make a great back-of-the-couch cozy for Greta. This is “her” spot nearly all of the time, when she isn’t in the Princess Bed. I worked until late at night and left the Cat Mat project on the back of the couch, where I was figuring out how wide I want to make it.

Cat Mat in progress, laying on the back of the couch to measure size.
Cat Mat in progress, laying on the back of the couch to measure size.
Greta approves of the Cat-Mat-in-progress.
Greta approves of the Cat-Mat-in-progress.
You can see where this is going here.
You can see where this is going here.
My sweet Sophie is happy wherever she lays her head!
My sweet Sophie is happy wherever she lays her head!