Monday Mischief: Cats in furniture

by Katherine on March 4, 2013

I’ve recently started a new job, and with it, I get to work from home in my Atlanta home with my cats and dog all day. (Happy dance around the room!)

I did forget one minor detail, however, in the newly homebound arrangement: The programmable thermostat. I realized it was freezing about halfway through my morning research, and then remembered that the thermostat was programmed to get colder while I was usually gone during the day. I altered the settings, then went to grab a blanket to wrap up in until the heat could do it’s job.

Upon opening the linen closet, this is what I found:

black cat in cabinet

That cheshire smile and “who? me?” face is Briseis’s go-to get-out-of-jail free card.

Thanks to a slightly loose door, Briseis has found a way to sneak into the poshest and warmest snooze spot in the house: Right on top of all of my out-of-season throw pillows (don’t judge my inner Martha) and throws. I have to give her credit for the genius, though I can’t say I completely pleased with all of the freshly washed linens getting a coating of cat hair before they’ve even been put out. Oh well–lint rollers, ahoy!

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Coralee and Finn March 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Definitely a plush spot! Our Toby is pro at scoping out the best snoozing spots around here!

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Katherine Katherine March 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

Toby’s got the right idea. Arie’s pretty good at just popping herself in her crate, though sometimes I find her on my bed. The cats, however, are snuggle monsters. They’re after the warmest spot in the house, whether it’s on top of a vent, the linens, or you.

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Rebecca March 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

It so happens that my cat Sassy sleeps on an old feather pillow in her spot in the garage. She also has some of my mother’s old towels to keep her warm.

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Katherine Katherine March 5, 2013 at 8:32 am

Glad to hear that she has a few things out there to keep her warm! My parent’s cat is indoor/outdoor, and often prefers to sleep on an old blanket in a shelf in the garage. They get to be nature-kitty without actually having to brave all of the great outdoors. Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca!

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Rebecca March 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Your white Shepherd would look awesome, next to my black shepherd.

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Katherine Katherine March 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

They would make quite the photo! I love black Shepherds as well; well, to be honest, all Shepherds, but I’ve always found the solid white or black particularly stunning.

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2 brown dawgs March 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I guess you will now see what your pets have been up to while you have been at work all day. I have a black kitty too and she loves to sleep under blankets. :)

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Katherine Katherine March 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

It’s always nice to meet another “basement cat” person! Black cats need lovin’ too. :)

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Jessica@YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner March 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I know what you mean: I recently started working from home and it took us a while to figure out the programmable thermostat so I didn’t have to wear a hat in the house during the day. Chester and Gretel never cared though because they just snuggled further under the blankets on the couch :)

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Katherine Katherine March 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

Exactly! I love that the thing helps me save energy, but it seems no matter what I do there’s at least one time span or setting I’ve forgotten to change, and at some point in my day I’m shivering. The animals here aren’t phased either; Arie doesn’t seem to care and the cats, as pictured, have been quite resourceful.

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Wyatt March 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

Smart kitty :D
Who knows what mischief the Airedales get into while we are gone. It hurts my head to think about it..ha

Wyatt and Stanzie’s mom

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Katherine Katherine March 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I still leave for “lunch” each day, when I go to a friend’s home to walk Fritz (the subject of my Valentine’s Day post). I have no idea what happens in the few hours I’m gone, and like you…I don’t like to think about it. :)

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Marie April 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I love ur blog it’s so awesome

Ps this is the person of the scramble with friends marie876

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