Senior Life

Going Undercover

Last night Templeton decided he liked sleeping under the covers. We long ago determined I had one half of the bed and he had the other. But sometimes he will sleep at the foot of the bed on my side. When that happens, I can’t stretch my legs. In order to do so, I have to move to his side of the bed.

Well, as of last night, he wanted to try sleeping under the covers on his side and I gladly let him for my own sleeping comfort. He was very content except those times I moved from my left side to my right side. When that happened, he let me know he didn’t like being disturbed by uttering little whiny noises!

Honestly, my cat is very spoiled. But how can I resist? He’s going to be nineteen this summer. He’s an old man who has difficulty with arthritis in his hips. He spends most of the time sleeping these days. I don’t mind giving up a little of my own comfort to accommodate him. We have our routines and he has given me such joy over the years.

I’m not sure how long the undercover sleep will last. He tends to get bored with sleeping arrangements. The nice soft bed he used to sleep in all the time is ignored. The red crocheted afghan he was enamored with for a couple weeks is ignored. My warm wrap with sherpa lining he adored is being ignored.

For now, I’m going to enjoy being able to stretch my legs at night!