20 Cats Who Took Over Doll Beds To Take A Nap

  • By Asad
  • November 21, 2020
  • 5 minutes read

Cats are loved nationally and internationally if the sheer number of internet space dedicated to cats wasn’t enough of an indication. You probably clicked on this because you wanted to see some furry felines lying down in warm beds to brighten up your day, and that’s exactly what your ill get. These cats commandeered a bed that was built for dolls, as cats do, because they have a tendency to take over whatever they think is theirs.

And cats think everything is theirs. They were worshipped as Gods in Ancient Egypt and they didn’t forget. That’s why they will see a doll’s bed and think, “This is for me”. Lucky for our feline friends, they’re absolutely adorable with their fuzzy little foreheads and big, hypnotic eyes. They get away with it, and a part of me thinks they know they can get away with it to begin with. Maybe that’s why they do it. Cat’s are smarter than we give them credit for.

1. “My cats! From top to bottom: Tess, Daphne, and Archie”

Even Sleep wanted to comment on the habits of cats:

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “In my next life, I’m coming back as a cat,” then you’re well attuned to the fact that felines enjoy lots and lots of sleep. In fact, cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day, with some snoozing for up to 20 hours per 24-hour period.  The only animals that get more slumber are bats and possums.

2. “My cat sleeping in a doll bed I was gonna trash”

3. This bed makes the cat look like a giant!

Cats are crepuscular animals, which means that they’re most active between dusk and dawn. They’re natural predators, so they’re hard-wired to chase and hunt at night, much like lions; in the wild, cats also have enemies, so it behooves them to spend extended periods during the day in quiet, still sleep. While the felines you love are domesticated, they still share that wiring and may spend the overnight hours prowling, pouncing, and playing. All of that hunting requires immense amounts of energy. And sleep allows cats to build up their reserves so they can run and stalk as they need to.

4. Shhhh, the cat is sleeping, don’t wake him.

5. Never leaving the bed again…

6. “Got my daughter a doll bed for her favorite doll, and it immediately got taken over.”

While cats sleep about twice as much as humans and prefer to get their rest through short and long naps instead of one big chunk of slumber at night, they experience similar sleep stages. Cats typically fall asleep quickly, presumably after a burst of intense energy. They slip into slow-wave sleep at first, and then move to REM sleep. This is when cats may dream just like humans do—often, you’ll notice their tails, paws, and whiskers twitch when they’re in the REM stage.

7. “My little sister got a doll bed from Santa, but apparently at some point during the night Kevin (our cat) decided it was his bed.”

8. “We fixed up the Ikea cat bed so Howard could fit on it, had to extend it to 3 ft long.”

9. “This is Ollie. He’s decided my daughter’s doll bed is now his.”

10. “My niece decided that her cats should sleep in bunk beds.”

It may seem that cats are out cold when they snooze, but, actually, their senses are still sharp—especially those of smell and hearing. That’s so they can spring into action at a moment’s notice when they smell or hear a mouse nearby, for instance. While most cats either curl up or stretch out while they sleep, some prefer to snooze sitting up; in that case, their muscles stiffen to keep them upright. And, like their owners, cats tend to sleep more when the weather is cold, gray, or drizzly (perhaps that’s why your kitty curls up with you for rainy-day movies).

11. “I’m in my 50s and I love tucking my kitty in.”

12. Wake me up at lunch time. Maybe.

13. Go away, you’ve got your own bed!

14. “Cleo-catra queen of the Nile, waiting on her pharaohs to carry her!”

15. “Just want to share Peddy, my cat & my IKEA doll bed.”

16. “Is that a giant cat or a tiny house?”

Though cats naturally sleep throughout the day and are active during the night, their bond with you might just be stronger than their circadian rhythm: Most cats will adjust their schedules, so they’re awake to play when you’re home and can cuddle up next to you while you catch your own zzz’s.

17. It was supposed to be a doll bed, but their owners found a better use for it.

18. “You might say that it is a re-purr-posed bed.”

19. “Yes, this is the intended use of the American Girl doll bed.”

20. “My cat has her own bed…”

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