#38 Cat Naps
People ask all the time, how long does it take to write a book. I always reply it depends on a great deal of things like how much research needs to be done, how active the muse is, what’s going on with the family and the cats…
Always the cats.
Ever notice how it seems cats are always napping. Seriously all the time, every day. At least until the invisible goblins come for their souls at 2AM and they race around the place like mindless maniacs. Until then, they are sleeping.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m in favor of a good nap as much as the next writer, probably even more so. I’d love to take on now, truth be told, but I digress. The issue really isn’t that they are napping so much as it is the way, the fuzzy little darlings manage to do it.
And where they nap? Not in the cat beds and baskets conveniently located in nearly every room of the house. No, no, that would be far to easy and convenient.
Any cat companion is fully aware that the cat will nap in precisely the least convenient place possible at any given moment. So, when a nasty thunderstorm is coming and my poor, storm phobic dog wants to hide in her crate, where do we find a cat? Yep, the black cat is curled up in the back of the crate so you only see the green eyes shining out. The poor dog just gives me this look like ‘Really? Mom! Make him get out of my room!”
It’s not just the dog they do this to though. When I have a writing deadline is coming up, or the muse has revved into high gear, they must nap near or on the keyboard.
Because that’s what they do.
Why? Because they are cats.