05/29/2015 – Nap Tips with Miss Newton

I cannot stress the importance of having your own cozy nap spots, places you alone can call home depending on the time of day. Not only is that comfortable and relaxing for you, but you’re actually helping your humans keep track of the time of day.

Miss Newton's Morning Nap - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton’s Morning Nap – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

For example, this is my early morning nap spot. After my dad gets up to get ready for work, I leave that bedroom to snooze in the Cat Den on my own heated bed in front of the window from the hours of 6 to 9:30 a.m. You’d never catch me there any later than ten in the morning. That’d just be wrong!

Mom is up, has feed us, given me a good snuggle or two, and has figured out her tasks for the day. At the office, my dad has been deep in work stuff for a few hours… stuff that does not include cats for some reason.

Miss Newton's Afternoon Nap - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton’s Afternoon Nap – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

After mom’s done with her coffee and I’ve made sure she’s busy with laundry or some kind of cleaning, I like to snooze-lounge in the living room entryway from the hours of ten-ish to four in the afternoon. The light is soft in the late morning/early afternoon hours and here I can keep an eye on mom and my sisters and brother rushing up and down the stairs and wandering around. As an extra bonus, our round, wooden toy box is just a few steps behind me. I like knowing my toys are close.

At work, my dad is deep in meetings and trying to get stuff done in the middle of all that. I’m pretty sure he’s thinking of me and knows I’m waiting for him to come home.

A central location like the one I’ve chosen here keeps me within reach of petting and perhaps treats for whenever someone ambles by (because I’m readily available and looking cute doing it). I couldn’t begin the count how many times my mom stopped specifically to tell me how adorable I am because I made sure I’m in a highly visible location.

Miss Newton's Evening Nap - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton’s Evening Nap – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ah, finally! All of mom’s cleaning and other noisy activities should be done and over with for the day and she’s planning dinner. A pre-bedtime nap around five or six p.m. back in the big bedroom waiting for my dad after he arrives home from work, has dinner, and wraps up late work stuff. This spot signals it’s time to wind down for the evening. I’m snuggled in-between poofy pillows and with a fleece over my toes, where, for some reason, no one else hangs out. They just don’t know what they’re missing but all the more for me. I guess someone’s gotta enjoy all this. I’ve probably enjoyed thirty pettings or more by this time.

Friends, take it from me. Naps are important but they can be more than just that. Naps can help your humans schedule their day, and schedule the extra attention you deserve as well!

16 responses to “05/29/2015 – Nap Tips with Miss Newton

  1. Wow, we are very impressed! We had no idea just how impawtant our naps are to our hoomins. Thank you for enlightening us.

  2. Goodness we didn’t realise how we have mistreated our Mum by not napping on her at least three times a day. Thank goodness you have made us realise how we have ill treated her and we will try harder to pamper to her every whim and even warm her toes when they are icy cold.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Very well done, Miss Newton! Strategically planning your napping spots, apparently has the entire household running smoothly! I think you deserve extra treats for that every day!

  4. Very smart, Miss Newton!

  5. That is very nice of you to keep to such a rigid schedule for the sake of your humans 🙂 Very cute photos.

  6. you are quite wise and that was pawesome advice!

  7. Miss Newton you have some great napping stops and spots!

  8. I 100% AGREE WITH YOU. WHEN THE SUN IS OUT I FOLLOW IT FOR THE BEST SUNPUDDLES. THEN AFTER THAT I HOP ON MY BED OF CHOICE FOR THE WEEK. YESTERDAY RIGHT WHEN i NEEDED MY AFTERNOON NAP I FOUND MOM HAD IT ALL TORN UP CHANGING LINENS….I WAS NOT HAPPY. i HAVE MY ROUTINE AND SHE MESSED IT UP.
    HUGS MADI

  9. I wish I could have a nap schedule as good as yours Miss Newton. I love your evening nap picture. In fact, it is making me sleepy just looking at it.

  10. miss newton…a paws a paws a paws !!! …an eggs cellant post tho we wunder if yur dadz gonna get mad bout ewe spillin de beanz bout him bee in a sleep at meetings…..oh well ~~~~

    N we due like de central locationz nap spot de best…we a gree on de vizz a bill a tee angle !!

    heerz two a wormfish walu kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  11. Pawsome post ! We didn’t know that our napping habits could help humans to keep track of the time of day ! Purrs

  12. You are SO thoughtful, Miss Newton! You really keep things going smoothly for your humans, don’t you? 🙂

  13. Katnip Lounge

    Our Mommy is SUCH a doofus…she uses an atomic clock to set her watch! She should just use us. Miss Newton, we think your routine is divine.

  14. Looks like ya’s got dat nappin down purrfect!

  15. I have multiple cozy places to nap.

  16. Katie Isabella

    Miss Newton, I am totally impressed with your schedule and most of all, you. You have everything in order and going like clockwork and I must tell you one day soon about my own agendas daily. xoxoxox (give my love to efurrybuddy.