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Top 10 cutest photos of sleeping cats. UK charity Cats Protection has released its top ten pictures of sleeping cats, to coincide with National Sleep Awareness Week.

Your move, cats of the rest of the world!
posted by orrnyereg (50 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
There seems to be a lack of cat pictures online I've noticed.
posted by wheelieman at 7:41 AM on March 5, 2012 [8 favorites]


Sleeping always cats fill me with a sense of admiration and envy. They always look so peaceful and comfortable. I think sleeping all day like a cat would be awesome.
posted by wabbittwax at 7:44 AM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


What the heck. That should read: Sleeping cats always fill me with a sense of admiration and envy. argh. I want to go back to bed.
posted by wabbittwax at 7:45 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's always good to see The Telegraph on the cutting edge of journalism.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 7:50 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


At least one of those cats is not asleep. The one by the water bottles is clearly waiting to be defibrillated.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:01 AM on March 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


My cat would never make it in this contest. The little meatball sleeps with his regular eyelids open so you can see the creepy inner one. We think that might be why he's the world's leading exporter of eyeball goo, though.
posted by troika at 8:07 AM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


It disturbs me to see pictures of sleeping or drowsy animals. It makes me think they're either dead or drugged.
posted by CrazyJoel at 8:25 AM on March 5, 2012


Damn, Fatty could have been a contender, he has mastered the many poses: exposed white belly with paws up, paws over eyes, fallen AT-AT, curled up on laptop bag, curled up in crotch of trousers left on bed. This post is nearly enough to make me figure out how photos get from phone to internet.
posted by biffa at 8:28 AM on March 5, 2012


I'm pretty certain that cats have no need for a Sleep Awareness Week, as they are amply aware of sleep already.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:28 AM on March 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Makes me want to take a cat nap.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:33 AM on March 5, 2012


I spent much of the weekend on the couch, suffering from a dreadful cold, and I was slept on by cats a lot. I'm sure it helped. This cat and this cat did the sleeping on me.
posted by rtha at 8:34 AM on March 5, 2012


Owl in a hat.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:35 AM on March 5, 2012


pfft. I don't live in Britain, so here's Metafilter's cutest sleeping cat.
posted by desjardins at 8:44 AM on March 5, 2012


Cosette and her neon green felt mousey friend are offended not to have made the list.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 8:52 AM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Only 10? Only 10?

Everyone knows that everything tastes better with cat hair in it. I didn't make that up.
posted by mule98J at 9:04 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Of course I think my cat should have won, though I would also consider nominating my girlfriend's libertine bunch.
posted by invitapriore at 9:11 AM on March 5, 2012 [7 favorites]




Sleep awareness week? Is people being unaware of sleep a problem?
posted by cmoj at 9:32 AM on March 5, 2012


Scully used to be pretty good at the cute sleeping like she's people thing.

yes yes, everybody post all of the cat pictures!
posted by Mizu at 9:34 AM on March 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm thinking it might be funny to put a silly caption on some of those pictures.

IT'S HARD WORK BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT

LET SLEEPING CATS LIE

WHO PUT DECAF IN THE COFFEE POT?
posted by straight at 9:56 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Meh. I'm sure they could have found cuter sleeping cat photos than these.
posted by orange swan at 9:59 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


My God, will someone please stop the madness already?
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:08 AM on March 5, 2012


Oh hell no. Keep this madness a-comin'!

Slow day on the blue
Synchronized sleeping

posted by kitarra at 10:10 AM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't have a good picture of the cat sleeping with his eyes open, so here's one of him so deep in sleep he didn't care that I covered him in remotes.
posted by troika at 10:16 AM on March 5, 2012 [6 favorites]


I wish I had seen this earlier, because my cats are cute sleeping champions.
posted by apricot at 10:16 AM on March 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I spent many hours this weekend napping with my cat.
posted by sawdustbear at 10:24 AM on March 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Resistance is futile!
posted by mightshould at 10:47 AM on March 5, 2012


One more.
posted by apricot at 10:58 AM on March 5, 2012


Going with the larger theme, it's worth noting that everybody sleeps.
posted by scelerat at 12:30 PM on March 5, 2012


My Yoda (when he was just 10 weeks):
Sleeping.
Sleeping in the sun.
posted by Kabanos at 12:47 PM on March 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


There will never be enough cat pictures.
posted by d1rge at 2:04 PM on March 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


My Yoda (when he was just 10 weeks):

No offense but he looks like the character Arseface from the Preacher comics.
posted by biffa at 2:13 PM on March 5, 2012


It must be a domestic cat survival trait to be as cute as possible while sleeping. Or maybe they sleep so many hours a day because they feel the need to practice their cuteness skills.

Here are a few photos of my guys:
George showing a distinct brand preference.
Chopin as jungle cat.
Cozy on a cold day...
posted by MelanieL at 3:02 PM on March 5, 2012


I'm not sure this is cute, but it's a favorite...

Oh wait, here's cute.
posted by maryr at 3:04 PM on March 5, 2012




oh and the best one ever - kitty can't keep his head up
posted by desjardins at 4:42 PM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just realized I have no adorable pictures of either Steve or Quotes asleep. This must be remedied!

Why isn't there a calendar with 365 days of the cats of MetaFilter?

And why isn't there a page on MetaFilter devoted to nothing but MeFites cats?
This should be a pony, people!
posted by BlueHorse at 4:46 PM on March 5, 2012


I am 90% sure there was a MetaTalk proposing a calendar but I can't find it.
posted by desjardins at 4:48 PM on March 5, 2012


So much squeeee!

Am I the only one who had to use Google to find out whether "National Sleep Awareness Week" was just for cats? Because... I didn't get enough sleep last night?
posted by sm1tten at 5:37 PM on March 5, 2012


The little meatball sleeps with his regular eyelids open so you can see the creepy inner one.

We call that look "zombie eyes."
posted by Forktine at 6:24 PM on March 5, 2012


This is my Pixel as a kitten being adorably conked out under a blanket.
posted by rogueepicurean at 7:56 PM on March 5, 2012


Shoggoth is a champion sleeper.

Evidence #1.

Evidence #2.

Evidence #3. (Why is she not afraid to sleep with her throat exposed like this? Does she have no wild animal sense remaining?)

Evidence #4.

Evidence #5 (From when she was a kitten and able to fall asleep while being dangled in the air.)

And evidence #6: the cutest one of all.

Thank you, once again, Metafilter, for providing an opportunity to post cat pictures on the internet.
posted by lollusc at 10:15 PM on March 5, 2012


I would think this is cute except I know for a fact that cats dream about eating you when you die alone and unnoticed.
posted by srboisvert at 2:34 AM on March 6, 2012


I would think this is cute except I know for a fact that cats dream about eating you when you die alone and unnoticed.

This is why we had all his teeth taken out.
posted by biffa at 4:17 AM on March 6, 2012


Why isn't there a calendar with 365 days of the cats of MetaFilter?

How would you get your cat wedged into a scanner ?
posted by Pendragon at 4:40 AM on March 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


I suggested the Cats of MetaFilter calendar in the naked MeFites calendar thread last year, but I don't think it got to any sort of planning stage. Some calendarsmith should get on that! I'm not sure if the naked people calendar ever got made.

Here's a cat (not mine) sleeping on some art, with another one in the background. Here's my cat, dreaming he's a monorail and endorsing the Slanket.
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:50 AM on March 6, 2012


Actually, srboisvert, I know personally of two cats who were in a home with their dead owner for a week. They did not eat her. They were, however, badly traumatized by the experience.

They are Siamese cats... I wonder if that makes a difference.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:16 AM on March 6, 2012


OMG, Metroid Baby! That's Art Cat! (Well, that's what I call him/her).

kinnakeet - That they are Siamese just means they screamed about it. I'd be surprised the neighbors didn't notice, except they were probably used to all the MEOWing.
posted by maryr at 2:29 PM on March 6, 2012


...Oh my goodness. In fact, Metroid Baby, we appear to have photographed Art Cat on the same art. On the same day.
posted by maryr at 2:32 PM on March 6, 2012


For even moar fun, the Guardian is having a Top Cat competition! I suggest we all inundate them with photos.
posted by orrnyereg at 6:34 AM on March 9, 2012


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