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!

Tap, Tap, Tap…Get Up, Get up!

Ugh! Woke up at 3am with a queasy tummy. I stayed up until 4:30, then tried to go back to sleep. My cat didn’t want me to go back to sleep. Now it is 9am, I’m wide awake and my cat is sound asleep. I should go tap on him repeatedly and say “get up, get up!” because that’s how I spent an hour and a half before giving up at 6am. But retaliation feels like too much trouble since he’s sleeping on the floor. If I get down, I might just fall asleep beside him!

Life is full of ups and downs. This morning is one of my downs, but I’m going to make the best of the day. Right now I’m thankful my hanging baskets of flowers are getting their watering from God. I want to always look for something positive in every single day, even though sometimes I need to look a little harder.

Lifting my cup of tea with a smile and a cheerful good morning!