Me and Ow here. Watson has taken a vacation and asked us to write about cats, because it is National Cat Lovers’ Month.
One subject we know about is sleep. Cats sleep a lot! We sleep 50 to 70 percent of the day. There is nothing like a catnap in the sun to set a feline right.
As the weather turns colder, we look for warmth. Warmth aids in our metabolic processes. This is one reason we seek out human companionship at night. Sleeping with our mom provides heat and security. We are territorial, and mom is lucky that we share our bed with her.
Actually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around 50 percent of pet owners in the United States allow their pets to sleep in bed with them. There are certain things that people who have cats should know about sleeping with them.
We are nocturnal creatures so when the lights go down our brain wakes up. If you are a light sleeper, you may be doomed to have interrupted sleep. Me is a deeper sleeper than I am, so she always curls up by mom’s head.
At night, I always sleep at the foot of the bed in case there is an intruder during the night. I have a perfect view of the door.
Sometimes I pounce on Me just for the fun of it. Then we run around on the bed and mom. Not good! Mom usually kicks us out.
Some of the positive effects from allowing your cat to sleep with you are that it reduces stress, and brings warmth and comfort. Feeling your cat’s rhythmic breathing can be soothing and helps, you get to sleep more quickly.
Allowing your cat into your bed each night can give both of you a sense of security, emotionally and physically. Dr. Steve Weinberg, founder of 911 Vets, said, “It can feel nice and comfy to have your cat sleep on a bed with you, potentially calming anxiety, and night terrors.”
Whew, all this talk about sleep has made both of us tired. Time for a catnap!
Me and Ow
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have three Lab/mix puppies. They are cute and ready for new homes.
We have kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.
IN NEED OF
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Aluminum cans. If you have, cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
SHOUT OUT TO
Fitness for 10 for donating $250 to “Pup grade” our kennels. All tails are wagging for you!
Camacho Auto Sales for donating $50 for our kennels. A four paw salute to you!
COME SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We are now accepting volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.
December Holiday: National Cat Lovers’ Month
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CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423 7500. CAPS’ email address is [email protected]. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at [email protected].