Universal Kitty Nap Time

Everyone knows about time zones, and daylight savings time.  But do you know about Universal Kitty Nap Time (U.K.N.T.)?  I was first told about this phenomenon by Grandmeowmy, the director of Texas Siamese Rescue.  She observed that there was a point, mid-day, at which no kitty could keep their eyes open. Every cat at the Texas rescue ranch would be zonked out!  This knowledge can be very useful if you need to find or catch your kitty, say for a veterinarian appointment.

One of my all-time favorite books is All My Patients are Under the Bed, by Dr. Louis Camuti.  Dr. Camuti writes of his life as a house-call making New York City veterinarian.  All of his cat patients take refuge under beds when he arrives.  Having read this entertaining book, I always make our cats’ annual appointments for U.K.N.T.

U.K.N.T. is also useful for snapping pictures of camera-shy felines. I know I will find Torrie napping in the cat tower, and so she was.

One picture was tolerated with good grace. The second picture elicited a protest,

but by the third picture, U.K.N.T. was irresistible once more.  It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it!


1 Comment

  1. September 29, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for swinging by the blog and entering my contest! Good Luck!
    I love Meezers. I used to have one too.

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