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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Why cats like to sleep at the foot?

Last night I wanted to be near Prince, so I put my pillow and head at the foot of the bed. When I woke up, Prince was at the head of the bed - again at my foot.

If someone understood what I wrote and can translate it to clearer English, I'll be grateful, as English is not my mother tongue.

The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.
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You mean you slept with your head at the foot of your bed and Prince still ended up sleeping by your feet, which were at the head of your bed?
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Originally Posted by Straysmommy View Post
as English is not my mother tongue.
If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought that English was your first language.

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I suffer from restless leg syndrome so MowMow has learned to avoid lower legs/feet. He's been CATapulted across the room a few times.
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I don't know why with NORMAL cats... but my cats are not really a snuggly type, as they are shy/timid/afraid of too much human contact from previous abuse. Paizly will sometimes put a paw on my chest or shoulder, if she's feeling particularly nice. Usually they just curl up beside me (never up against me).
Nebbie will sleep at the foot of the bed, but not too far down... I have a mattress pad heater (kind of like an electric blanket), and she never goes further than where the wires stop
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Fay does that. So I put a pillow between us so she can feel safe. She used to cuddle and sometimes lay across my neck until I had that dream that someone was trying to choke me and I fought as hard as I could.

Mia still braves sleeping between my legs or on my arm. I've been trained to move less in my sleep.

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Where my gal lies depends completely on whether she's in a cuddly mood or not. Cuddly=sleeps close to my face, along my chest or stomach. Wants to sleep/not cuddly=sleeps along the back of my legs, down by my feet or somewhere else entirely (under the bed). It is lovely, though, when she gets in a sudden cuddles mood and just appears and flops down along my chest, tilts her head all the way back so she can smile at me with her eyes and purrs like a combine harvester
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Alice likes to sleep at the foot of the bed too. And for some reason she always picks my side, and I usually end up kicking her in the middle of the night (I'm such a light sleeper, even the light resistance of a cat against my foot/leg is enough to wake me). She just repositions herself and falls back to sleep. XD Samantha and Rochelle like to sleep up by our pillows.

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It definitely depends on the cat. Mimi sleeps by my feet, every night. When I'm not in bed, she still sleeps at the bottom of the bed. Polly, on the other hand, likes to sleep on my pillows whenever possible. Usually when I'm also trying to sleep on them.

So I think it's a personality thing!
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