Schooled by a Cat

“Laziness is the first step towards efficiency.”

~Patrick Bennett~


Gibbs has been schooling me on being lazy.

On the advantages of sleeping and laying around.

Doing what I want.

Eating, watching TV, eating again, scrolling through social media, watching more TV.

And not feeling guilty about it.

He recently gave me a “B” for my efforts and said I had to work on a few things.

Like not making the bed and taking more naps.

I told him the bed-making is non-negotiable, but naps are currently under consideration after I go for a walk, finish the laundry and pick up groceries.

There are important things that still have to be done.

Laziness is okay for awhile, but then I need to be efficiently productive.

Unlike Gibbs, who believes productive means filling the litter box, yowling about his triumph and going back to sleep.


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15 responses to Schooled by a Cat

  1. 🤣 – having just recently adopted a cat, (haven’t had one for a couple of years), I’d forgotten how much they sleep!

  2. J-Dub says:

    Cheers to naps. I have been tempted since working from home since we do get breaks. Set an alarm for a 15 minute cat nap. So far I have restrained but one of these days.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s proven that an afternoon nap is actually good for you, while you’re still working. Good for stress and giving an afternoon boost. So, I say set the 15 minute alarm and nap away!

  3. loisajay says:

    Cats are the pros, aren’t they? Amazing how they sleep all the time, but manage to awaken about 30 minutes before dinner time to let me know it’s almost dinner time!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      LOL, I think Gibbs starts an hour before feeding time. Poor thing, nothing but skin and bones because his evil momma never feeds him. :-p

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Awww Gibbs – bless his furry, generous little heart for sharing his tidbits of wisdom. if push came to shove however, I doubt he would share his kibble 😉

  5. JoAnna says:

    This is helpful. Having spent so many years with dogs, I have been worried that my new semi feral cat was sleeping too much, like maybe she has been depressed about being inside which might say more about me than her. For all I know, she might have slept just as much when she lived outside. She has started to explore the house a bit and likes to look out her window.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Sleeping/napping is normal for a cat. I used to tell my little angel Ziva that she was sleeping her life away, but that was what she preferred. Your kitty may be prowling at night, while you sleep, unless she is contained in part of the house. I wouldn’t worry about depression unless she stops eating. I have a feeling she is content to sleep because she knows she is safe with you.

      • JoAnna says:

        Thank you for the reassurance. Mama Cat has a small room of her own, 11 x 7, and is just starting to venture out to explore the rest of the house during the day. She likes to go under the bed. She does seem more active at night after the lights go out.

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