Chloe had a very good day and now she is ready for a nap. She is very fond of cream, and since most mammals’ drink milk directly after birth, drinking milk is natural for them to lap up. Unfortunately, cats are lactose intolerant and they should not have any dairy products after their breastfeeding period has ended, so even though she likes it, we never give her cream. They are attracted to milk and cream, because they are able to sense and smell dairy products, especially the fat and protein. Cats have evolved to sleep for long periods throughout the day, which stems back to the period when all cats were wild and they needed to sleep in the day in order to conserve their energy, so they could hunt at night. House cats may not need to hunt, but they still carry the instinct to sleep, so they can prepare to hunt. Cats love to snooze because it’s in their genes and they may spend anywhere between twelve to sixteen hours in a day taking cat naps.
Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.