Sleep Warrior

Like many felines, I am a professional napper. I am such an expert in the matters of sleep, I prefer to call myself a SLEEP WARRIOR! Here I go, off to WAR!The pillow is my SWORD. The blanket my SHIELD, and the Kingsdown Berringer No flip Pillow top with individually wrapped coils is my TRUSTY STEED. A key to satisfying sleep is having the proper equipment. This is my "Sleep Innovations" micro fibre pillow with massaging nubs.

Comfy pajamas and a hot water bottle with a knitted cover are "must haves" for winter hibernation.

....and everyone needs a well loved stuffed friend....or froggie

A "Snuggie" is also an excellent investment. Currently, the Snuggie is manufactured for humans and dogs but SLEEP WARRIORS must shatter stereotypes.
As you can see, the marketing tool of the Snuggie is its sleeves. So you can access your television remote without removing your arms from the blanket. I was skeptical, but it is true! The Snuggie permits hand movement while keeping you snuggled.
Sleep comes easier with relaxing pre bedtime rituals. Here I am watching the food network on my big screen TV. This makes me crave another popular custom....
The bedtime snack! Again, note my proper equipment....the correct tools are important for success!

A light and soothing elixir such as chamomile tea can help induce slumber.

Delicious! These tea time photos are by my friend at "Soft Stone Imagery".

Efficient sleep warriors are always on the lookout for new recruits!

Size and smell are unimportant. That is me beside "Horizen's" Neapolitan mastiff bottom.
Cats are often considered sleep experts because they snooze anywhere from 13-16 hours per day. Only bats and opossums would be better recruits at a whopping 20 hours per diem!

Another pivotal ticket to effective sleep is the ability to succumb WHENEVER and WHEREVER the sandman calls. I refer to this as a sleep emergency.
Although I often experience sleep emergencies, I try to be awake at dawn and dusk. This is called Crepuscular, a sleep pattern that cats likely developed because their prey is also most active at dawn and dusk.

Global positioning is also important. Whether that is locating a good sunbeam.... or finding a comfortable manner in which to position your body!
A good sleep warrior is prepared to wake suddenly and land on his feet!
I hope you have learned everything there is to know about becoming a SLEEP WARRIOR!
I shall leave you with this wise quote:
"In these days of tension, human beings can learn a great deal about relaxation from watching a cat, who doesn't just lie down when it is time to rest, but pours his body on the floor and rests in every nerve and muscle."
- Murray Robinson

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© 2010 Aislynne


Daisy said...

Nofur, you are my sleeping Hero!!!

Mug-ys Mumma said...

Nofuratu you are one coll kitty!

Mug-Ys Mumma said...

LOL! Sorry! I meant COOL!!


Anonymous said...

Loving all these sleep photos...your snuggie is a hoot. I would like to see you in a TV commercial.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Wonderful "Bedtime Story"! We read it and went looking for some similar spots to nap in!

SuziQCat said...

I think you'll win the war Nofur!!

Heather said...

You are one cute sleep warrior Nofuratu! Keep bloggin'!

sphynx knitter said...

Nofur, you are such an awsome kitty!

Willy C Wuddle said...

So glad you are a dream warrior, Nofur, and protecting the rest of safe from nightmares.......Although, I have to admit you startled me last Sunday when you jumped out from Dolly's table at the market.

Puddin said...

What a wonderful post!! You really are a great writer ith some of the most itneresting posts I've ever seen. Your pictures are amazing!! I think I will train my future kitties in the ways of the "Sleep Warrior" as well. :)

Jade Margaret said...


My name is Jade, and I have a wonderful sphynx named Abe. He is from Angelic Sphynx too. :) I was just wondering where you get all your wonderful outfits? I have such a hard time finding cute ones for Abe. Thank you, and I love reading your blog!

Liss said...

Oh you are such a good sleeper, I'm very impressed.
-Liss at Purs n' Snorts

Nofuratu said...

Dear Jade Margaret and Abe, thank you for reading my blog! I get my clothes from all over, wallmart, zellers, petco, petsmart etc. My favorite store so far though is called Poochey Couture. If you check out my old blogs I did a review on them and there is a link to their website. I provided photos and links to all my favorite outfitz which can be purchased online!

Romeo said...

Mr. NofurDude, you are an inspiration. I thought I had all the aspects of being a sleep warrior. Not I see that I was missing a few important key points - important bedding shall be first on my list of fixes to become more like you! Thank you for the inspiration!