Sunday, November 11, 2007

Purrs Set to Stun

Ever sit down with your cat and realize that, just by touching his or her body, a wave of relaxation rolls through your entire body and you can't help but fall asleep within minutes?

Liz and I have this "problem." We'll sit down on the couch, one or both of the boys will come over and sit next to or on us, and we'll drift off to sleep for a long time. Liz refers to this effect as the "purr ray." I refer to it as a purr drug, because the feeling is so addictive and it knocks you out like a strong drink.

On weekends and nights when I know I have time, I'll go over to the couch and wait for Arthur or Beowulf to come. The downside is, after they arrive, hours will disappear. Liz got these compromising pictures of me strung out on purr.







15 comments:

Fisher said...

Hi guys! I am so happy to read about you city cats up there. My human just spent a week in NYC and if you ask her, there is no better place. You are so lucky! Keep on writing. Congrats on the new job, too.
Your friend,
Fisher

designer-in-denial said...

Hey Cat Friend,

Our cat never sleeps on us, but Love the blog. We just started a cat video blog site. http://catontape.com/
So we are looking to exchange links. We will add your link if you could add our link to your list. We would greatly appreciate it, we are just trying to spread Feline Love and Entertainment. So http://catontape.com/ is a site where we collect cat videos and accept submissions. We have a voting system and hope to start monthly themed video contests when we get more fans. Maybe you can help spread the word and submit a video yourselves. Let us know if you are interested in a link exchange.

XOXO
Your friends at http://catontape.com/

The Meezers said...

it's called "kitty magic"!!

Anonymous said...

Naps with cats are the best thing ever, especially in winter. For me, there's no greater comfort than snoozing in a warm bed with my two cats curled up under the blankets next to me.

Completely unrelated, but here's a video you might enjoy, it has some hilarious cats in it www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeqM0qMfRBA

nn said...

The third pic is so sweet. Very nice blog ;)

socidoc said...

I love these pix Avram! Looks to me like you switched cats in mid-stream though... gotta give each of the boys their own nap time! What's your new job?

socidoc said...

P.S. Wheee! Looks like my computer is letting me post to your blog again (after all these months)! So happy! Love your boys!

WereBear said...

Cats purrs actually vibrate at what is known as the "healing megahertz."

A saying in vet school is that "cats heal broken bones" and there's scientific evidence that they do!

So it's not your imagination.

litterboxgal said...

Our cat purrs us awake (by cuddling between our heads)and then he purrs us back to sleep.

WereBear said...

We feel so rewarded when we can get cats to purr. It's a high compliment.

Yes, it's true, cats purr at a megahertz which is healing.

But cat people knew that already :)

Rahel said...

Late to the thread... but here is the story of how a cat once cured me of a headache.

amoy said...

cute cat...

very2 big..

in malaysia juz small cat...

Moggy Man said...

It's definitely true. My dad bought a home blood pressure/pulse rate machine and I tested out the theory that my cat makes me relax.

I lay on the couch for 10 minutes then did 3 readings. Average pressure 127/84, average pulse 69.

I then put the cat on my belly and stroked her for 5 minutes and did another three reads. Average pressure 119/79, average pulse 62.

Cats are good for ya!

Thoughts said...

GREAT pictures! I love orange kitties!

GOMA+SACHIE said...

This is tooo cute!!! I luve how you guys sleep!!! hai!! this is Goma+sachie! You have such a pretty kitteh with nice coats!!
I am wondering if you have any belly pictures to share on kittybellys.com.
We are trying to collect many many kitty bellies photos so we all can admire and worship them lol!
Just because I am obsessed with them!! Thank you so much!! xoxoxo