Muggles, our older but smaller female house cat.
SWMBO and I were watching the television news last night and I glanced over at our two cats sleeping on the other end of the couch.
"They are the laziest cats in existence," I said.
SWMBO replied "that's what cats do. They sleep."
I knew that but I went to the Mighty Google this morning to do a little research.
I learned that the sleeping habit comes from feral cats who have to hunt for their food.
That takes a lot of energy so they compensate for it by sleeping.
But Muggles and Blackwell are house cats. They don't go outside. And they certainly don't have to hunt for their food.
The MG told me the near-constant sleeping is something that has been passed along nevertheless.
And most of the time they aren't deeply asleep.
They're alert and the first indication of danger brings them instantly and fully awake.
The MG said adult housecats sleep 16 to 20 hours a day.
And the older the cat is, the more it sleeps.
On another note, take a look at Muggles' tail.
I swear she has the longest tail of any housecat in existence.
Guess I'll have to go back to the MG to find out why.