These Boots Are Made for Cat Nappin’


Domesticated cats, like wild cats have a natural instinct to hide when they are sick as a way of protecting their vulnerable selves from becoming prey.  Over the years, I’ve located my cats in dark secluded places, usually a closet, when they are not feeling well; or worse, when they are ready to depart from one of their nine lives.

So, recently when I found Lexington curled up in the closet in the midst of my boot collection, languid and sleepy-eyed, I was not altogether relieved to have found him after a desperate search before dashing off to a meeting. I was concerned, especially after finding him in my closet, shut off from the world again and again over the following weeks.

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Otherwise, he seemed just fine—eating, playing, pontificating; yet, why, oh why, would he suddenly take to the closet on a regular basis.

IMG_3527My worry gave way to curiosity when Topper found a new place to hide:FullSizeRender

In the closet cozied up to the cowboy boots.

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Cowcats?  Puss in Boots “I want to be alone?”  I’ll never know what drew the cats to the boots in the closet.  I guess I’m the one in the dark now, but I’m no longer concerned about their well-being.  They are purrrfectly healthy cats–unpredictable and mysterious.

About CatLadyintheCanyon

An avid cat lover, writer and artist.
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7 Responses to These Boots Are Made for Cat Nappin’

  1. Tanya says:

    Great story Pam! You are good girl!

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  2. Jim K. says:

    Pam, your blog was very descriptive about Lexington’s hiding places. Liked it and keep it up!

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  3. Thanks for reading, Jim! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lori Denuccio says:

    Cute…it is boot weather these days!

    Like

  5. My favorite kind! Thank you for reading, Lori!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. trishmorse1 says:

    The photos are so cute! Lexington & Topper are ready for fall!! They want their
    Mommy to start wearing her boots!

    Like

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