Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Purry pillow

I was going to write a bit more about practice journals today, but was inspired to post a video instead after seeing the photo of Thompson using Diego-san as a pillow on Cat's Eye this morning.

When I was in college, my friend had three cats who use to curl up together and sleep. I thought that was the most amazing thing. When I got older and had cats of my own, they might sleep near each other (or not), but they didn't curl up together. Cricket and John were the first, and I was delighted. I don't know why seeing cats curled up together sleeping is so comforting; I just like it.

Life couldn't be better now, with six cats sleeping their days away in pairs, trios, and sometimes piles. This is a typical daytime configuration in the middle of winter, far away from the drafty walls.

This is the video. You know that Gigi had to be purring to be breathing like this. Doesn't that look like just the best kind of pillow, with warm soft fur and a built-in white noise soundtrack?

I'm thinking an afternoon nap would be awfully nice. Too bad I need to finish my practice.


-d ma said...

I love the video...

The funny thing with my boyz is that there is no way Diego would tolerate Theo using him as a pillow but is OK with Thompson doing it.

Thompson and Theo share pillow privileges and of course all three boyz are fine with using me as a pillow.

Artsy Catsy said...

What a lovely person you are! I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for your EXTREMELY generous bids in our auction to benefit Churchill! I feel fairly confident that you'll have won the bookmark and cat pin when the auction closes Friday.

Your house looks much like ours -- we have nine cats in residence, four more living with my nephew, and two living in Rome with my daughter, who is also a musician. She studied piano at Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory, but she's now living in Rome and performing as an opera soprano, currently starring in "Tosca" at Teatro Flaiano, as well as teaching voice.

The both of you certainly exemplify Albert Schweitzer's words, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

(The Artsy Catsy human) :-)

Emily said...

There's a great video of Diesel and the "over purr" on cuteoverload a few days back. I love the slow blink cats do when they get lovey/sleepy.

Anonymous said...

Your cats is so cute!!!