Saturday, July 28, 2012

Midnight Yoga

Because of my "sleeping" experience in the wee hours of the morning, I thought I'd repost one of my very first blog entries. This one is from January of 2009. I'm sure you can relate.

When I signed on to share my life with multiple cats, I proceeded with a few simple presuppositions:

1. I'd need extra litter boxes
2. More cats = more food bowls
3. I'd start pricing an external hard drive to house all the extra cat photos

All of my expectations were met and, in addition, I suddenly found myself a student in a midnight yoga class for which I don't remember registering. As my cats constantly stretch and switch their placement, they force me to braid my body into the most awkward and arduous positions. While my husband enjoys a first class ticket to Snoozeville, these fuzzy-footed yogis quietly coach me into a host of peculiar poses:

Pose #1 = Hamstring Hullabaloo: The cats like this one because of the inferred pork connotation.

Pose #2: The Running Man: the benefit of this pose is added back warmth on cold nights; the drawback is Cosmo's happy drool soaking through the back of my jammie top.

Pose #3: The Cat Tree of Life: An extra cat is added and the felines enjoy the spiritual unity of this pose. Note to self: purr-guided meditation does not relieve the painful charley horses garnered from this position.

Pose #4: The Angle Tangle: The pillow is catnapped, allowing the neck to enjoy hours of unfettered (*cough* uncomfortable *cough*) pleasure (*cough* agony *cough*) and the opportunity to visualize the halting of the imminent headache.

Pose #5: Full Sofa Recline: After hours of maintaining body-bending poses, I retreat to this pose for a few hours of uninterrupted slumber.

Who knew sharing my home with multiple cats would be such a stretch?

Catladyland is a finalist in the Funniest Blog or Blogger category in the Dogtime's 2012 Pettie Awards! Last year we won and donated the cash award to Feline Rescue, Inc. If we win this year, we will donate it Kitten Associates! You can vote once per day, every day! Thank you!

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