Should your cat sleep with you? It can be a hotly contested question among cat parents. Some say, "YES!" others say, "I love my kitty, but NOPE!" What camp are you in?
There are some valid reasons to keep kitty out of the bedroom and they include:
- They don't appreciate boundaries (but do dogs? HHmmm something to ponder)
- If you move your feet, chances are they will pounce
- They purr and it could keep you awake
- Cat hair on the bed
- They might wake you up and want to play
Should Your Cat Sleep With You?
Let's look at the flipside, shall we?
- They don't appreciate boundaries so they may snuggle up against your back and neck or lie on your pillow
- They purr and it could be just the white noise you need to fall asleep
- Cat hair on the bed? Where isn't there cat hair when you're a cat parent? That's no concern
- They might wake you up and want to play. Hey, your kitty loves you!
- Your cat loves you and wants to be with you. Who said they are aloof?
- If you get a kitten and she is all alone, you may become a surrogate "mother" because she is afraid and likely missing her kitten littermates
- If you lock them out of the room they might scratch to get in!
- Sharing your bed and getting into a bedtime routine with your kitty could be comforting for you and him (or however many you have!) And in these uncertain and odd times, isn't it lovely to have that companionship?
- Petting your cat as you fall asleep will help alleviate stress.
- They. Love. You! 'nuff said!
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