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June 26, 2013 8:40 AM   Subscribe

Sleeping Dreaming Dancing Kittens [slyt | via | adorable]
posted by quin (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
TINEE TWITCHEE TABBEES
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:03 AM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


FEETIES!
posted by louche mustachio at 9:29 AM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


NERVE AGENTS!
posted by Kabanos at 9:35 AM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kittens... dreaming of rending prey!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:16 AM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


there was just an article about why they do this -- their baby brains are learning about their muscular system while they sleep -- "what does this do? how many nerves do I have here?" apparently human babies do it too.
posted by sweetkid at 10:41 AM on June 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Starring: Toffee, Rocky, Rosy, Raul, and Ruby

/dies
posted by flyingsquirrel at 10:56 AM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pro-tip: Tickle your cat's feet while he/she sleeps to get a lot of extra twitchees
posted by cman at 12:52 PM on June 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I rub my cat's shoulders when he's asleep he sort of throws his 'arm' (front leg) around my wrist and squeezes and oh god can he just live forever
posted by sweetkid at 1:01 PM on June 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Well, my afternoon's shot.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:04 PM on June 26, 2013


Don't adopt the one who sleeps with his eyes open. He's always watching you.

Plus it's super creepy.
posted by fiercekitten at 5:44 PM on June 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


eponysterical
posted by sweetkid at 5:50 PM on June 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


She's dreaming of chasing rabbits.

(bonus LOLs for anyone who can attribute that quote)
posted by charlie don't surf at 6:10 PM on June 26, 2013


there was just an article about why they do this -- their baby brains are learning about their muscular system while they sleep -- "what does this do? how many nerves do I have here?" .

But my kitty is all grown up and still does it! Admittedly she doesn't seem to have all that clear a grasp on how her muscular system works, so maybe her brain is trying to solve that problem still. (I don't think she'll ever learn that her tail belongs to her, for example.)
posted by lollusc at 9:16 PM on June 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


But my kitty is all grown up and still does it

As does my adolescent dog, and at least the two previous dogs I've had or been in the family has done it too. Hell, my 27 year old partner twitches, jerks and talks in her sleep still. So while I've no doubt that it does begin as a motor exercise for young 'uns, it must morph into something else as they (we) mature.

Also, like my partner needed more ammunition in her campaign for us to get a kitten, so thanks for that quin
posted by Legs11 at 4:34 AM on June 27, 2013


my coworker got me into calling those kitten tails "triangle tails" given their shape at that age

:D :D :D
posted by avocet at 6:30 AM on June 27, 2013


my coworker got me into calling those kitten tails "triangle tails" given their shape at that age

We always called 'em "carrot tails."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 2:59 PM on June 27, 2013


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