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Sleeping question

post #1 of 11
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This is a more curiosity question than anything else. My two boys sleep with me each night and it's just fine, no complaints (other than them getting up at 5am no matter what day of the week it is ) However I've had many cats in the past who snuggle up next to my arms at night, sleep on my pillow with me, or try to sleep on my chest. However these two will ONLY sleep at my feet. They never come any closer than the knees and oftentimes sleep BETWEEN my legs which is annoying when I try to turn over. (You all know what I'm talking about). Who else has cats that will ONLY sleep at your feet? Any reason for that?
post #2 of 11
Charlie tends to sleep at our feet. Once in awhile he might come up higher. He only gets on the pillow when he wants us to get up in the morning to feed him.

I have no clue as to why they sleep where they do. But will be interesting when Jack comes. As a kitten it will be awhile before he's big enough to jump to the top of a queen size bed
post #3 of 11
Were the cats who slept up closer females? I ask because same sex (as you) cats are less likely to get 'real' close at night (anymore than same sex humans would). They can tell the difference :-)! My females would only ever get so close and no closer most of the time, the males seem a lot 'cosier', whereas it's different for my husband.
post #4 of 11
My Jack sleeps really close to my face, but the girls sleep either on my hip when i'm on my side, or inbetween my legs, or in the back of my knees.

I have a king size bed but they still want to be close to their mum
post #5 of 11
My kitty is a little boy and he only sleeps by our feet or in between legs! It is annoying when you want to move, i know! I prefer him to be at the end though as i don't like to have cat jair too close to me, it tickles!
post #6 of 11
Charlie does know male from female ...will leave it at that without going into details
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Charlie tends to sleep at our feet. Once in awhile he might come up higher. He only gets on the pillow when he wants us to get up in the morning to feed him.

I have no clue as to why they sleep where they do. But will be interesting when Jack comes. As a kitten it will be awhile before he's big enough to jump to the top of a queen size bed
You could always do what my hubby did when we had Tia (Carolcat's little Siamese) for a few days before I flew her to California - he put pillows on the floor beside the bed and made a little ramp for her to get up on the bed. She was so tiny and sweet. She slept snuggled under our chin and against our neck.

To the OP - I'm not sure it matters whether the cat is male or female honestly. My female Siamese slept against my tummy under the covers with me, Bijou sleeps stretched out beside me with his head on me pillow and often with his forehead and nose against my face and yes his whiskers tickle. Lately he seems to have taken a liking for my new Obusform pillow and will sleep almost on the top of my head with his face down by my nose. Hubby has admitted he would never be able to sleep if Bijou chose him to sleep with.

Our little Mika sleeps up against our daughter Jennifer, just under her chin and against her neck.

I personally think it really just depends on the individual cat - not whether it's male or female.
post #8 of 11
I read somewhere, not sure if it was on here or a book, but it said something like if a cat feels it`s your equal it will sleep right up by your head and if it sees you as being the big boss it will sleep down the bottom.

Not sure how true that is.

Kitty thinks he`s the boss of me but he likes to 'spoon'
post #9 of 11
Ana is a very snuggly girl, she always wants to be right near me and sleeps up higher in the bed than the boys.

She is under the covers every night sleeping near/on my chest, the boys usually start under down near my knees but then get out and sleep at the foot of the bed.
post #10 of 11
Oh I'm not concerned with Jack getting on the bed. If he wants up there and Charlie lets him, then in time he will jump up.

Ling never sleeps with us - she likes the stair steps (carpet) or I think she sometimes sleeps with the dog
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Oh I'm not concerned with Jack getting on the bed. If he wants up there and Charlie lets him, then in time he will jump up.

Ling never sleeps with us - she likes the stair steps (carpet) or I think she sometimes sleeps with the dog
I was just suggesting a way to make it easier for him to climb up into that lovely Queen sized bed.
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