Cats, as every human who lives with one knows, can sleep in pretty much any position, and on any object. Some felines, however, seem to have a predilection for certain surfaces.
My foster-cat, Parker, appears to have taken a shine to the smooth, hard surface of the dining table. I thought initially that it was just that table. But I have caught him on top of the bookcases in the library, as well. In fact, he may sleep up there, as much as he snoozes on the dining table.
In order to integrate him still further with the rest of the beasts, I have begun releasing the orange boy from the library in the middle of the night. I usually wake up an hour and a half after I fall asleep, so I let him out then. Though he sometimes sleeps on the towel I’ve put on the library couch, more often than not I have discovered Parker at that hour lying on top of a bookcase.
There is evidence that this posture may be changing with the coming of cool weather. My sturdy boy has been utilising the softness of the cushioned dining table chairs more than he once did, so we will see if warm weather habits die hard. In the meantime, Parker will do his level best to make me wonder what goes through a cat’s mind.