The average day:
It's hard work, but somebody has to do it!
Owner moves around in sleep, waking cat.
6:30 Owner, still asleep, pulls the blanket over his head, and
over the cat laying next to him on the pillow. Bothered by the activity,
cat moves deeper under blanket.
6:45 Owner rolls over, flattening cat under his belly. Cat lets
out a yell and sinks claws into owner.
6:46 Owner throws cat off bed.
6:47 Cat leaps back on bed, landing on owner’s face.
6:48 Owner wipes blood from face, tries to go back to sleep.
Cat moves to quieter side of bed.
7:30 Alarm goes off.
7:35 Owner stumbles to the bathroom. Cat jumps on sink to watch
7:40 Owner gets in shower. Cat sits on side of tub to watch.
7:42 Owner sings in shower. Cat leaves. Returns to bed to catch
a few winks.
7:50 Owner sits on bed to put on shoes - - accidently sits on
7:51 Cat moves to floor and goes to sleep.
7:53 Owner finishes tying shoes, stands up and trips over cat.
7:54 Cat follows owner to living room, falls asleep on couch.
8:15 Owner leaves for work.
9:30 Cat wakes up, goes to the kitchen for some breakfast.
9:45 Returns to living room and goes back to sleep.
12:30 Cat pays another visit to the kitchen to have some lunch.
12:45 Cat chooses kitchen table as a good place to do some grooming.
1:00 Cat moves to window sill to check on the birds at the feeder.
1:10 Falls asleep watching birds.
1:45 Wakes up, returns to couch, falls asleep.
3:15 Stops by the aquarium to see how the hydroponic cat treats
are doing. Cover firmly in place - no fishing today!
3:25 Cat walks past scratching post, sharpens claws on couch,
removing what’s left of the upholstery. Digs hole in carpet.
3:40 Goes back to kitchen for a snack.
3:50 Returns to living room, climbs drapes for exercise.
4:00 Exhausted, cat goes back to sleep on couch.
6:15 Owner returns.
6:30 Owner opens can of yummy gourmet cat food. Cat wants no
part of it.
6:35 Owner opens can of tuna. Cat graciously accepts.
6:45 Owner settles into favorite chair to read the evening paper.
Cat sprawls across center spread.
6:46 Owner gently pushes cat off.
6:47 Cat returns.
6:48 Owner pushes cat off...again.
6:49 Cat returns.
6:50 Owner pushes cat off and moves to couch, hoping for a chance
to read his paper.
6:51 Cat jumps into owner’s lap.
6:52 Owner pushes cat off.
6:53 Cat jumps back, tearing paper in half.
6:54 Owner throws cat across room. Cat lands on floor and smiles!
6:55 Cat returns to owner’s lap.
6:56 Owner gets up and walks to the kitchen to make a sandwich.
Cat clings to his pants leg. Owner tries to shake cat off. Cat perseveres.
7:15 Owner finally separates cat from trousers, sits down to
watch baseball game on TV. Cat jumps on owner’s shoulder - - sits staring
7:17 Owner offers cat part of sandwich.
7:18 Cat accepts.
7:45 Cat loses interest in baseball, leaves for bedroom.
10:00 Owner joins him.
10:15 Cats wakes up and moves to usual position on pillow.
10:30 Owner and cat fall asleep, though not necessarily in that