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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

As I was getting ready for work this morning I heard the unmistakable sound of a kid getting hurt. As we know, parents can detect these sounds from great distances. Anyway, I called out to my son who was at the other end of the house, and sure enough, he was running for the bathroom while clutching his head. Once we determined that no arteries had been severed, I asked him what had happened. George the Cat had given him a swat upside the head. Hmmm. "Why was your head that close to George while he was sleeping," I asked. He had decided to go and give George a scratch on the head while George was fast asleep. Petting a sleeping cat is possible with some cats, but it is inadvisable with George. Most cats pick a place of safety for a nap - a cat bed, a high shelf, a chair under a table, etc. George sleeps anywhere he pleases. He sleeps in the middle of the floor, or the middle of the driveway, or out in the yard. He has no fear for his safety. The other cats, upon seeing him