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30 Hilarious Sleeping Cat Memes That Will Melt Your Heart
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30 Hilarious Sleeping Cat Memes That Will Melt Your Heart

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Anyone with a cat knows they can sleep wherever they want, however, they want, and still melt our hearts even with their eyes closed. Hence, we’ve listed 30 sleeping cat memes and funny cat pictures showing how hilarious they can be.

There are quite a few peculiar facts about cat sleep. For instance, cats sleep about 16 hours a day – 6 years for a 9-year-old cat. Snoozing, from which they can freely wake up at any moment, takes about three-quarters of their rest. Moreover, cats are crepuscular, meaning their most active hours are dusk and dawn. We can all relate to the “wake up at 4 AM.” cat parents routine.

Given how much they sleep, cats have plenty of time to try ridiculous positions and sleep places like the sink or a box. That’s because when they sleep, they show their level of comfort. On the other hand, we can’t resist capturing funny cat photos. Cat sleeping positions can tell us a lot about their level of trust and comfort in the house while still looking hilarious and adorable.

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Body Language in 10 Sleeping Positions

“If only animals could speak…”

You’ve probably whispered this at least once in your life, but the truth is that animals do speak without pronouncing words. If you have ever wondered what’s on your pet’s mind (cat in this article), it’s time to learn their body language and develop a deeper bond.

The Tail Talk

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A cat’s tail is like a mood barometer. A high-held seat means confidence and happiness, while a puffed-up tail signals fear or agitation.

The Purr-fect Comfort Sign

We all know the comforting sound of a cat’s purr. It’s a sign of happiness and a sign that they feel safe and secure.

The Eyes Blink

Most sleepy cat memes include direct, unblinking stare as a sign of trust and affection from a cat. It’s funny and cute at the same time. It’s saying: “You’re my favorite human!”

Slow blinks from your cat are like kitty kisses. It’s a sign of trust and affection. Try blinking back to tell them “I love you” in cat language.

Ears Movement

Pay close attention to its delicate ears. Forward-facing ears mean curiosity or interest, while flattened ears indicate anger and pain.

Paw Touches

That rhythmic paw-pushing motion is just the comfiest massage for a cat lover. Cats “massage” you when they feel comfortable, safe, and happy.

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What is the Cat Shrimp Position?

The cat shrimp position is a cute comparison used to describe when a cat curls up in a compact and funny way, stretching its legs out and looking like an uncooked shrimp. It’s an adorable posture cats often take during their naps when they feel safe.

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Why Does My Cat Sleep in a Weird Position?

How many times have you looked at your cat and wondered how it bent in certain ways? According to PetMD, cats sleep in different positions because of their flexibility. What seems weird to us is comfortable for the cat. A cat’s spinal column is elastic enough to allow them to twist their bodies and rest in weird positions for long hours.

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What is Your Cat’s Sleeping Position Telling You?

When your cat sleeps in a curled-up position, it feels secure and comfortable. An outstretched position indicates satisfaction and comfort. If it sleeps on its back, it’s showing trust. A tucked-in ball indicates protection of its tummy. Pay attention to these cues to understand your cat’s mood and well-being.

Belly Up: When the cat sleeps by showing its tummy, it means your cat trusts you. 

Crescent: Most cats sleeping in funny positions wrap up like donuts to protect their chest and tummy from attacks.

Loaf: The cutest images of cats sleeping are in this position. Bread loaf happens when the cat sleeps upright and tucks in the paws and tail. It’s a favorite sleeping position in winter as it helps save its body heat. 

Side Sleep: When the cat’s belly is half-exposed and legs out, the cat trusts you and feels safe around you.

The Gymnast: When the cat stretches her paws in different directions and turns into a pretzel, it feels cozy to sleep and still stays alert and aware of what is happening around it.

Paws Up: Just how it looks with its paws on its cute face, it’s a no-disturb type of sleeping position. It’s trying to block the light, the noise, and probably you as well. 

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Tiny places: Cats sleeping in a box or tiny spots in the house, (sometimes also in tree houses) are hilarious. Moreover, it means the cat feels warm and safe all over the house.

Hidden Face: Now, this is not a hilarious sleeping position. If your cat is hiding its face or pressing its head against the wall or solid furniture, it’s a sign of an uncomfortable and sick cat that you should take to the vet.

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What is the Stretch Sleeping Position for Cats?

The stretch sleeping position is when a cat lies down with their body fully extended. It’s a relaxed and content posture often seen in different corners in the house.

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Why Do Cats Sleep Next to Their Owners?

Cats have an instinctual need for security and comfort, and sleeping next to their owners fulfills this. When a cat curls up next to you, it shows immense trust. They view you as their protector. 

Leaning against you while sleeping takes this trust a step further. It’s an intimate act that provides physical warmth and strengthens the emotional bond between you and your cat. This reassures your cat, making them feel loved and secure.

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Lucy TeAwhitu
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How gorgeous and beautiful that you can create people to smile and giggle

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Aruna Veni
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cool pictures! It took me like 5 seconds to spot the white on in the washing basin! The black cat in the third last picture looks like the one from here https://www.kittysensations.com/blogs/cat-lifestyle/why-do-cats-sleep-so-much lol!

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Lucy TeAwhitu
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How gorgeous and beautiful that you can create people to smile and giggle

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Aruna Veni
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cool pictures! It took me like 5 seconds to spot the white on in the washing basin! The black cat in the third last picture looks like the one from here https://www.kittysensations.com/blogs/cat-lifestyle/why-do-cats-sleep-so-much lol!

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