When cats fall asleep, like really good and out, their extreme snoozing can be alarming to their parents. Kitties curled up tight and caught in the stillness of deep sleep can fool us badly enough, we sometimes have to give the cat a nudge in the fur to see if they’re truly okay. We know they are, but we still have to check.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay recently learned the depth of his cat’s napping abilities while being silly with his son.
Known more for his colorful vocabulary than tender feelings, Ramsay revealed a soft moment when his conked-out cat gave him a bit of a fright. He caught the scare on camera while asking 1-year-old son Oscar about a missing shoe. Definitely a familiar conversation between parents and small children.
And Oscar’s response was pretty typical too. Rather than seeking the shoe in question, Oscar instead takes off. His toddling bumps him right into a chair where the Ramsay family’s fluffy cat soundly sleeps.
When the cat doesn’t stir, Ramsay pauses in pursuing Oscar to be sure his kitty is okay. He asks, “Oops, the cat… Is it dead? Is it…”
He gives the cat a gentle push and those grey ears flick back as the sleepy cat raises his head. The subtle movement certainly asks, “Who disturbs my slumber?”
Ramsay is relieved at the cat’s movement, saying, “Oh no, it’s alive – thank god for that!”
And just like that, a dozing cat fools a cat parent!
Ramsay’s cat isn’t the only kitty who sleeps through most everything. Check out this collection of the internet’s sleepiest cats!
Sleepy Kitty, Happy Kitty
A poem by Eleanor Farjeon entitled Cats Sleep Anywhere captures the truth of cats their sleeping habits.
“Cats sleep, anywhere,
Any table, any chair
Top of piano, window-ledge,
In the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe,
Anybody’s lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box,
In the cupboard, with your frocks-
Anywhere! They don’t care!
Cats sleep anywhere.”
These cats that sleep everywhere get pretty cozy too!
Fur the Ginger Cat recommends this napping position for any sleepy cat, 10/10…
Looking at this photo, you can almost hear Bishop snoring!
A box will do just fine for a deep sleep while folded in half…
Warm patio in the shade, purrfect…
A trio of sweet, sleeping Sphynx cats so serene in their blanket…
Kittens learn the art of the cat nap early and they are too cute when practicing their skills…
So the lesson here? It doesn’t matter if dad is a celebrity or not, sometimes felines sometimes sleep so deeply they scare their parents. But, we should remember, before disturbing a soundly-sleeping kitty, cats are experts when its comes to napping!