I think Chris was the first to discover that getting under the blanket was fun. I don’t know how long he has been doing it but almost every day now, while my wife and I are sitting in bed winding down for the day, Chris insist on getting under the cover. I sit up in bed and put my legs under the sheet and blanket. I then lift up the blanket for Chris but not the sheet. This gives me a layer of protection from him scratching my legs. It also means he will have an easier time breathing because he is only under the blanket and not the sheet too. Even so, I try to hold the blanket up somewhat on my end to allow airflow.
Recently, Floki has taken to getting under the cover with Chris. He gets me to pick up the cover and then he goes to Chris for a little bit of attention. After he gets a few minutes of attention from Chris he then comes out from under the blanket.
Upon seeing what was going on under the blanket, Frankie decided that he wanted to now get under the blanket. So the last couple of weeks I have been helping Frankie to get under the blanket as well. Usually he wants to be under there by himself but the other day he got under there with Chris.
As I write this, Chris has been lying under the blanket for about 20 minutes. Floki got under there for a short time and then left. He just now came back and is again interested in what Chris is doing.
I suppose this is similar to children making a tent in their bedroom. Does anybody else have a cat or a dog that likes to get under the covers?
I know a lot of pets love to get under the covers – Sammy would occasionally do that – but Teddy isn’t like Sammy (in a lot of ways!). I know cats have an appreciation for the secure feeling they have being surrounded by something like a blanket or sheet, etc. Sammy loved the tents I used to make for him – a little private world.
I think many cats are a lot like children.
In the winter, Piper, my middle child, likes to get under the covers. She snuggles next to my leg and is out for the night. The other cats prefer snuggling on top of the covers.
I would think that coat of fur would be hot under the covers but I guess some cats like to be warm
I LOVE it under the covers, and I stay under there almost all night. Mom worries that I can’t breathe, so in the night she tries to find my nose and open the covers so some air comes in.
Love and licks,
I worry the same thing when Chris is under the cover.
Zoey used to go undercover and stay there for hours. I was always afraid that she she couldn’t breathe under there, but she was just fine. ~the mom
It seems that is a common theme. The cat is perfectly happy and the human is worried about air.
That’s a really fun ritual! Our Seal is the undercover feline here!
There’s one in every home. 🙂
That is so sweet. Joanie likes to get under the covers between my hubby and I in the morning for an hour or so, but her head is not under.
I see that sometimes too. Sometimes I will make the bed while Chris, or another cat, is on it. I just pull up the covers and fold it back so their head is out. I then check on them later to find them sound asleep.
My female cat loves to blanket monster during day time, my tom is adamant he has to sleep under the duvet next to me. My former two did not do any of that, the late tom just slept on the covers – until the new feline showed him how to blanket monster. She has not yet shown this art to the new(ish) tom. Merlin only goes “undercover” during nighttime. And who knows, with summer approaching, that may end soon enough. But the last nights were cold.
I agree that they are taught about being under the blanket. Frankie and Floki did not care about it until after they saw Chris do it.
That’s adorable. Kommando has always liked to burrow under the covers. She gets very frustrated this time of year because it gets too warm (we don’t have AC)
I am too spoiled and could not live without AC. Although, when I moved to Florida, my car did not have ac and I had that car for several years.
I don’t think I could live in Florida with out it either. My brother is in Winter Springs and the humidity is brutal there.
The humitity is bad but it also keeps the temperature down. That is why we never see 100 degrees, unlike dry places like Arizona, which is much farther north but gets temps over 110.
Your bedroom is apparently the place to be! I don’t even go there when my human’s boyfriend is over, and when we’re at his place, I sleep under the bed. Is that weird?
Nothing is weird for a cat.
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