I am having a 4-day weekend--hallelujah! I have promised my 2 kitties a crate-free weekend if possible. (So far, I have only had to crate them for 1 hour, when I went out to buy food yesterday. :sigh: ) (This place is pet-friendly but pets are supposed to be crated when their humans go out.)
So, here we are, all 3 of us together in our room, and I am getting a lot of work done on my electronic laptop while I have at least 1 warm furry purry laptop in my chair too (last night I had all 3 laptops).
But about all the kitties are doing is sleeping (with occasional waking intervals to wash and snack).
They have toys. But it seems as if they are just programmed to sleep sometimes, and at those times they are just not interested in play. I feel I should encourage them to stay awake a little more and DO SOMETHING, but they just aren't interested unless they are in the mood.
I know a lot of wonderful sayings about cats and sleeping, about how there are no feline insomniacs, how they are great role models for R&R, how a sleeping cat can be not only an effective therapist but an effective teacher as well. Last night at one moment I found myself lying between two warm furry sleeping creatures and felt safer and more secure than I have felt in a long time. And more loved.
And I want to be good to them too. I don't want them to sleep just because they are bored. I can't take them for walks here (and I don't think they would enjoy it at all anyway). I can't take them to "cat parks" or to the barn to play with the barn cats. I do read to them sometimes (:)). But sometimes, even when I try to get them to stalk and catch their treats, they just yawn and walk away and curl up somewhere soft for another nap.
They are healthy. I just want them to be happy too.