Friday, January 22, 2010

Problem making up my bed

For some reason making up my bed never seems to be an easy task. I try my best to get the covers up (mostly because if I don't, my sheet turns into solid fur, and I don't sleep well on fur-covered sheets), but... well. Mencken and The Mighty Fang always seem to re-occupy the premises as soon as I get up to put the coffee on percolating. And no, I can't pull the covers up immediately after getting up because the cats are occupying *different* parts of the bed then, they don't jump off the bed until I leave the bedroom, at which point they jump off the bed to come beg food off of me.

The solution, it seems to me, is obvious: Buy a coffeemaker that has an auto-start timer, so that the amount of time between me getting up and me pouring the first cup of coffee is greatly reduced, hopefully reducing the time window within which my bed can be re-colonized. Sounds like a reasonable solution to me. Certainly more reasonable than disturbing two such warm furry cuddly critters who are cuddling with each other, right?

-- Badtux the Solutions Penguin


  1. I usually just throw the covers on the one that does this. While rude and inconsiderate, I do keep myself amused.

  2. Well, if you look at the photo, they're sleeping on the cover, so I can't throw the covers over them. Siiiiigh!

    Of course, the way I was woke up this morning -- by a cat purring in my ear as he cuddled against me -- makes it worthwhile, I guess...

  3. Cats and birds get along well enough to sleep together?

  4. If the bird is big enough, Ruckus. Cats aren't stupid, they're not going to take on a bird that weighs more than they do! I do notice them staring at me intently from time to time, however. I suspect them of wondering whether, if I keel over unexpectedly, I will taste like chicken.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  5. BadTux:
    One might try a Heath Robinson device technological fix.
    Run an endless sheet from the bed through the floor to the wash tub on the floor below. Then through the ringer. Then through the rinse and back through the ringer. Thence through carefully trained heat fans to dry it as the sheet continues up through the floor to the other side of the bed.
    One turn of the crank deposes kittehs, and fur. Dive in and assemble the covers. Simple when you know how.

  6. A timed coffee maker will ensure that they respond to the "coffee ready" sound faster than you do. Thus, at the point when you've put out cat food and then propped your eyelids open with coffee (I assume you do these things in the cat-required order) they're back on the bed.

    Karen, a cat-owned human


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