Friday Cat Blogging – 21 June 2019

Here is Hopper showing off her superlative snoozing skills in her new favorite place. In case you can’t quite tell, she’s on top of a blanket that’s draped over the back of the sofa. Sometimes she sleeps like this, other times she burrows behind the quilt hanging on the wall and only her paws and her tail give her away. Oddly enough, this has not yet attracted Hilbert’s attention. Usually we can count on him to try to take away Hopper’s sleeping place, whatever it happens to be, but I guess he has no interest in trying to balance himself on top of the sofa.

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