Meowvelous Monday Haiku: The Purrfect Getaway For Your Cat
Last updated January 12th, 2019
What do you think is the purrfect getaway for your cat?
Your imagination may be running wild, thinking of places where there are endless fields of catnip with birds swooping overhead and sinful amounts of cat treat buffets! But you may be getting ahead of yourself there. I’m thinking more local, you know, just a home away from home, a place to relax for a few hours, catch some sun, not too far away from my food bowl. Just maybe a few feet away. Yes, I’m a simple cat, not asking much. In fact, like most cats, we pretty much make ourselves comfortable everywhere we happen to stamp our paw prints with our little jellybeans you love so much.
It’s also essential for us cats to get some “me time” alone just to get away from it all. Especially when you’re living in a multi-cat home like I do. We all have our favorite spots that we share throughout the day. Some of us stick to the time-sharing schedule quite happily, while there are those among us that have a little “ownership” issues. I will not mention names but it’s a certain tabby fella with a very curly tail that has designs on ruling the 7 Cat Kingdoms in our home, but that is a story for another day!
So we each have our little “getaways” that we like to think we own, even if it’s just for one hour in a sun puddle at 4 pm. Believe me that one hour is precious and we love being there, wherever it may be. Whether it’s high up in the catio condo, or low down in the catnip tunnel, or just loafing in a box, or on the ‘bridge’ in the living room; that moment of ownership is pure cat zen.
Join me, Sly Pie, as I present this week’s gallery of Monday Haiku with my housemates who have so graciously shared their favorite hideouts or “getaways” in various
So truth be told, while we sometimes still dream of faraway lands with endless catnip fields, we love nothing more than being right at home with you. Familiar scents, sights and sounds make us cats feel safe and happy.
Please me tell, what are your favorite hideouts, safe spaces, or getaways? When do you feel like you need a break from it all? This curious tuxedo kitty would love to know!
Happy Monday, from Sly Pie Capri Pants!
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Hello, Sly Pie! There are seven of us here, and each of us has a space, too. You are right that you don’t need to go far to feel like it’s an exotic place, especially when mom distributes the morning cat nip!
Aren’t you a bunch of lucky kitties to be spoilt with morning catnip treats, that’s the best! Yes indeed, that local hideout under the kitchen table or in the human’s clothes cupboard is just purrfect! A big Hi paw to you, Mikey!
Purrfect! We understand completely being that there are seven of us!
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I understand about all the hiding places too. Cats rock. You already know that though.
Have a purrfect day filled with wonderful Sparks. My best to your peeps. ♥
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Yes, us kitties just love our little ‘bubbles.’ I hope you had a purrtastic day!
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My favorite place is Mom’s lap, not many hidey places here these days!
I’m sure that’s the best spot to be. Yes, some days the best hidey spots are few and far between. Then a cat has to get creative.
We wish we had a catio. Zoey’s favorite place to get away from it all is underneath the comforter on the bed.
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Ooh, Zoey is a bed lumper! MOL. We also have some bed lumps that appear as per the time-sharing schedule. These bed lumps usually don’t move until supper time! MOL
I love this! Mudpie is very happy to be an only child…there’s never any competition for her special getaways!
Mudpie rocks it as an only child MOL. I wonder, does she have “only child syndrome” or is that just a myth created by other kitties because they envy the concept of having all the best spaces for themselves! MOL
You all have very nice getaways. There are definitely a few prime spots in our house, too. Hopefully a new catio will be one of them soon!
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Oohhh, a new catio soon, that would be pawsome for the Three chatty cats (plus two!) MOL We love seeing the kitty hidey hangouts and funny chirps on your blog. MOL
Our two aging cats have all sorts of cat trees, condos, beds, a tent, basket with a cushion, even a tiny hammock! In fact, our queen sized guest bed has been claimed by one. She likes to get under the covers. When a family emergency brought my brother-in-law for an overnight stay we had to buy new sheets and comforter. There was no way we could wash out all that gray fur! Be well, my dears.
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Heh heh so happy to hear the golden oldies love their spaces. And I just imagine that carpet of grey fur on the sheets (giggle), best to just get new ones. 😉
There usually are 8 or 9 cats in the house and some from outside that come and go. And they all have there favorite places. Some like the cat trees, Missy one of the older cats claims one of the soft chairs, some sleep on the mat that reflects heat. Three or four get on my bed. They all find happy places. You all have a super nice day.
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Nice to hear that kitties love their spaces and have the purrfect time-sharing schedule 🙂
When do i need a break from it all? NOW!!!! 🙂 I keep trying to get away, but everyone keeps finding me. 🙂
I understand this and also I love this 🙂
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Those are all great places to relax. Thank you for the condolences you left on my blog for my loss. XO
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These Haikus are Purringly awesome! Purrfect hiding places, tranquil words. amazing blog!
Sorry for the purr puns
Heh heh, one can never have enough purr puns! MOL
Thank you for the kind comments and dropping by. Have a purrsome day!
Oh that “cabin” sure looks cozy! I like to have some quiet time on my cat tree. I curl up on the very top platform and sleep. When I’m up there I don’t get bumped into by the D-O-G and Mom lets me sleep in peace (most of the time anyway). Tee hee hee.
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That’s good thinking Val. Up high is always the best choice for a little getaway!