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Advice for cats: The best place to rest is on a puzzle

The best place to take a nap in on a puzzle

It was so kind of my staff to put the puzzle on my favorite coffee table. I find it a nice way to relax after I have been writing all morning.

The best place to rest  is on a puzzle.

If your staff is not noticing you when you sit beside them, then lay on top of the puzzle they are working on. Sprawl out and kick a few pieces on the floor. They will be sure to pet your tummy if  you are right in the middle of what they are doing.

You can even help them place a few pieces.

Cat's are good at puzzles

Your staff would rather be petting you then working on a puzzle.

If they would rather work on the puzzle than pet you, they may decide to open the front door and let you out. So either way you win.

You get petted, or you get to use the flower bed as a litter box, and you get to eat grass.

If you have to barf up the grass on the carpet later, don’t worry about it. You don’t have any thumbs so you don’t have to clean it up.

The first place I sat wasn’t comfortable so I moved to the other end of the table. It is important to find just the right spot. If you move some of the pieces don’t worry about it. Your staff can put it back together again.

The best place for a cat to lay down is on a puzzle.

Don’t be concerned if you knock a few pieces on the floor. Your staff shouldn’t mind. Humans make the puzzles, then break them all up and put them back in the box. Then a few weeks later they take the puzzle out and make it again. My staff appears to like making puzzles, so relax and enjoy.

If any humans want to lay on a puzzle, they need to buy a bigger coffee table. Or perhaps make the puzzle on the dining room table.

Personally, a sunbeam is more enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • La McCoy

    Pooh, I dont think this would work at my house. Mom would be irritated and very unfriendly.
    I like my eggs on time. i insist on it!! Edel

  • kathunsworth

    Pooh your life sounds wonderful, don’t let this family out of your site. Life is good.

    • Dear Kath,
      Yes, my life does sound wonderful. However, I wish Mrs. Hodges would clean my litter box twice a day. It is hard to share it with three other cats.

      How is life in Australia? Do you like to take naps on puzzles?
      All the best,
      xo
      Pooh

  • Pooh,

    As always I loved your post. You put up with so much with your staff. And yet, I think they have a soft spot for you. It’s not every cat that gets to write.

    • My Dearest Anne,
      I do put up with my staff. But, I do love them.
      My typist brushes me every morning and faithfully cleans my litter box. She bought new litter today, bless her heart.
      Life is so much better when you are a writer. Would you agree Anne?
      xo
      Pooh

  • Tink thinks the best place to rest is on a person. To each his own, I suppose.

    • My Dearest Kathleen,
      Tink is a smart dog. He may be right. This is hard for me to admit. It really is. A dog may have a better idea than a cat.
      Sigh,
      All the best,
      Love Pooh

      • Pooh, Tink is a girl, what self-respecting boy dog would be named “Tink”? Oh dear, that is an oxymoron, isn’t it, “self-respecting dog”?