First they have to find a suitable place. The beautifull basket (fitting with the colors of the room) that we prepared for them and placed near the heating is just good for trying it once to be polite.
No, they watch you until you get up, usually very quick as you are late, therefore, they don't have to wait too long. As soon as you leave, they quickly jump on this still warm place, curl up , and take a "I have been here for hours"look. The worst person wouldn't chase this cute sleeping cat away !
But before this moment comes, they have to eat. This is very important, otherwise they would wake up because they are hungry.
Then they really decide on the right place, the bed or a just vacuum cleaned sofa or freshly washed laundry ? And when all this is done, then the real work starts.
They perform their lay down ritual. First the place is checked with the paws, then they turn around several times until they curl up and put their nose under their tail.
Arthur makes the demonstration
a little wash before
and the work starts !
Already sleep itself is very exhausting ! turning around, moving from one side to the other, dreaming, hunting mice or birds, waving tail , quivering paws, then smacking, purring and snoring.... all this is not at all like we do. We fall on our beds, lay there and get up after 8 h.
Cat sleep is art. It's not important to them that they miss most of the world news (boring anyway, always the same). They prefer the sweetness of a bed.