There’s a special holiday coming up August 10th. However, we suspect that many of our feline patients won’t bother to celebrate. That’s because it’s Lazy Day! Kitties certainly spend a lot of time doing, well, basically nothing. Why are cats so lazy? A local Rochester, NY vet offers a few suggestions below.
Our feline friends certainly take their beauty rest seriously. Cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day, though most of them average a ‘mere’ 16 hours. Why do kitties sleep so much? Well, one possible reason is that they overheat quite easily, but have a much harder time cooling down. Who knows? Fluffy may just be erring on the side of caution.
It really wouldn’t be fair to discuss feline laziness without mentioning the fact that kitties do spend tremendous amounts of energy very quickly when hunting. (Then again, every other predator on the planet manages to get by on a measly 10-12 hours of sleep.) Of course, it isn’t like these little furballs have huge duty lists. Once cats have procured their next meal and groomed themselves, they really don’t have anything else to attend to. This leaves Fluffy free to do what she does best: sunbathe and just lounge around looking cute.
Speaking of soaking up sun, you may have noticed that your kitty enjoys snoozing in sunbeams. Although we are quite certain that cats do not run on solar power, we’re not quite as sure if they realize that or not.
Did you know that kitties tend to sleep even more than usual in dreary weather? We can’t really blame Fluffy for this. Rainy days do make great napping weather!
Although it’s quite easy to poke fun at Fluffy’s lack of ambition, it is important to note that her laziness can be good for us. A purring furball can be very soothing, especially on bad days. Our feline pals are great cuddle buddies. They also make purrfect sleep aids!
Cats may not be known for their wisdom, but that doesn’t mean they can’t inspire us. Take a clue from your feline pal, and be sure to get plenty of rest. It’s also important to slow down sometimes, and just unwind a bit.
Do you have questions about your lazy cat’s health or care? We can help! Contact us, your local Rochester, NY vet clinic, today!