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November 13, 2016 10:10 PM   Subscribe

Most awkward cat sleeping positions: 1–25; 26–50
posted by Johnny Wallflower (33 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
 
Awww, I love cats so much. Thanks for the recent posts Johnny, they have been a salve. I would object to the characterization of awkward because cats.
posted by Bistle at 10:18 PM on November 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's the least I can do after scolding you guys about Death all last month.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:21 PM on November 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


See, this was what I was talking about in the sleeping dogs post. Dogs can be artistically awkward, but you need the bone type which evaporates when you fall asleep to reach true mastery in that art.

(My thanks as well.)
posted by seyirci at 10:58 PM on November 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


For #46, the cat got themself wedged in the scanner.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:12 PM on November 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Glinda
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


The perfect circle


which I guess is not awkward at all.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:41 AM on November 14, 2016 [5 favorites]




Cats who look like Hitler?
posted by GeckoDundee at 1:06 AM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love these! Copy kitten, awwwww!
posted by kitten magic at 1:37 AM on November 14, 2016


Caaaaaats. Whhhy are you so ridiculous. <3

The Advantage Taker. For this you need someone with a broken leg for the full "you can't move and you're warm, this is great, Imma just going to stretch out across your lap, don't mind if I do' feeling. (My brother had the broken leg, my late and much missed mog had the advantage. I think he was quite sad when my brother's leg healed.)

Also: The Greenhouse - you just need a seedling box in the bottom of a small greenhouse and you too can grow a sleeping cat.
posted by halcyonday at 1:43 AM on November 14, 2016 [3 favorites]


Thank you for this.
posted by kewb at 3:57 AM on November 14, 2016


moar cats kthx
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 4:01 AM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


There's always the My Chair possessive and the Bathroom Sink Snooze.
posted by pjern at 5:11 AM on November 14, 2016 [4 favorites]


Awww <333

I'll have to find the picture, but I had an abyssinian that I got from the pound who was the longest cat in the entire world. He used to stretch our around my feet in an arc when I stood at the sink to get ready in the morning. I called him rainbow kitty.
posted by FirstMateKate at 5:15 AM on November 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


My cat has his own box in the bottom of the mini greenhouse outside. His predecessor used to sleep in the same place. One day we moved the greenhouse as we were cleaning the wall behind and the cat came and just sat where his little boxhouse should have been but at this point was just open air dirt. He sat there looking at us as if some great injustice had been visited on him, but not actually moving.
posted by biffa at 6:07 AM on November 14, 2016 [13 favorites]


The Mommy Dearest
posted by radwolf76 at 6:16 AM on November 14, 2016 [8 favorites]


These are great.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:32 AM on November 14, 2016


Late great Mr. Zeek who had the most interesting ways of sleeping
posted by mightshould at 7:02 AM on November 14, 2016 [4 favorites]


The Cold Nose

The Cup Holder
posted by INFJ at 7:17 AM on November 14, 2016 [5 favorites]




Dignity.

This one is asking for permission to view.
posted by radwolf76 at 7:56 AM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sorry. I made all three public; try now?
posted by seyirci at 8:00 AM on November 14, 2016


Fixed. (Though "Dignity" not being public made for some interesting meta-commentary).
posted by radwolf76 at 8:18 AM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Obligatory deslider link...
posted by AbnerRavenwood at 8:39 AM on November 14, 2016


I feel like I can learn yoga by watching cats sleep.
posted by I-baLL at 9:06 AM on November 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


It is an error to believe cats have needs.

They have DEMANDS.
posted by srboisvert at 9:21 AM on November 14, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cat orb behaviour
posted by Artw at 9:53 AM on November 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


apart from the issue of having one's face in one's own butt, disk cat is on to something clever. that looks like a minimum surface area configuration and should be warmest.
posted by indubitable at 10:01 AM on November 14, 2016


Wow, the Buzzfeed story seems to have been copied from or perhaps one might say inspired by an old website that was named the silly sleeping pose Olympics and is now gone (if you search it, it comes up, but the domain turns out to be for sale).

Which is weird because I also thought the porn in the woods post would be a reference to the early, long ask mefi thread on that subject, but it didn't come up until quite late in the discussion. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I originally found that silly sleeping pose site via mefi, but am too lazy to search it right now.
posted by Maias at 3:08 PM on November 14, 2016


Battleship loves a good "in the way" sprawl.
posted by larthegreat at 6:03 PM on November 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


34. The Clamp
Find a friend with a strong pair of thighs and get to work.


This could probably exist on other lists.
posted by flaterik at 6:23 PM on November 14, 2016 [4 favorites]


No one shows a cat who sleeps on his head like Charlie. My late, 18 year old cat was known for sleeping, upright, on his head. And occasionally falling off of things during deep sleep.
posted by annieb at 2:42 PM on November 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


I hate to break it to you, but it seems Charlie's actually a tribble, not a cat.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:20 PM on November 15, 2016 [4 favorites]


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