A Throne of Cats

Biddy chair 2015Pet owners and human parents of the world: Do you ever discomfort yourself merely to not inconvenience  your pet/child while they do something adorable, endearing, or peaceful?

An example of this for human parents is that you might not move from an uncomfortable position on the couch just because your infant son/daughter fell asleep on you, and you don’t want to wake them up.

Biddy is very, very fond of my desk chair. Sometimes I’ll stand up to get a drink of water or go to the bathroom, and when I turn back around, he’s reclining on the chair. His expression says, “Oh? I thought you were done with this.”

Sometimes I sit back down, and he goes elsewhere. But sometimes (like today) he just looks so comfortable–like the chair were custom made for him by little seamstress mice–that I simply slide the chair to the side with him on it. I then pull up a less comfortable folding chair and continue working as long as Biddy claims the desk chair (usually 2-3 hours).

I’m sure I’m not the only pet owner or human parent who does this. What’s an example of your animal or child putting you in an uncomfortable position that is totally worth it because of how happy they look?

5 thoughts on “A Throne of Cats”

  1. Just about anytime I decide to stretch out on my couch, Jasper chooses my lap or legs as his favorite nap place, which is adorable but also leaves me stuck in one position for longer than I may have planned. I usually just admit defeat because he’s so sweet, and this ends up being how I’ll sit for hours: https://tinyurl.com/nmvhq2o I have learned to keep my laptop handy on the coffee table when there’s a chance he may immobilize me, which means I can at least turn the tv off and do more productive things without disturbing him.

    Cats are very good at stealing chairs– every morning Hodor waits until I have placed my breakfast on the table and steals my intended seat when my back is turned to pick up my tea cup from the kitchen. Sometimes I give him a stern look and he will relocate, while other times he waits until I try to sit down on the chair in front of him to vacate. Or what really happens most of the time is I wind up moving my plate or bowl to the other side of the table so he doesn’t have to be inconvenienced. 🙂

    • That’s neat how you keep your laptop nearby because you know you’re going to get stuck in that position from time to time. 🙂 And very considerate of your cats!

  2. They say the difference between dogs and cats is that a human can train a dog but a cat can train a human. I often think that my cats Odie and Buddy think of my husband and me as their pets and not the other way around. I don’t mind though. I am happy for the scraps of attention they give me. And yes, I have given up my seat for them too.

  3. Sometimes I’ll get up in the middle of the night to go pee and when I get back to bed I find both of cats asleep on the bed in places that means I have to snake my way back under the covers into a Z shape so I don’t wake them up. It’s not comfortable in the slightest but I like hearing them snore away as I fall asleep.


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