Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday cat selfie: Cats in laundry

Lucy the cat sleeping in a pile of laundry
This morning, when I set out to find Lucy for our Sunday cat selfie photo shoot, I couldn't find her. I called and called and called, and she simply would not appear. I couldn't quite figure it out, until I turned around and looked at this pile of laundry.

Since it's been so wet and muddy here, the dog beds have been caked with dirt. The dogs go outside, they get mud on their toes, and they walk those muddy toes into their beds. In time, the beds are just as dirty as the great outdoors.

So I've been washing those beds about once a week, and when the beds are all clean, I put them in a pile until I can redistribute them. Apparently, Lucy thought this pile of very clean and warm laundry was the perfect napping spot. So I went ahead and snapped her shot for The Cat on My Head where she was resting.

Lucy the cat in a pile of laundry

Most cats will sleep in piles of laundry like this, especially if it's come straight from the dryer. It's super sweet and understandable, but it can be a little dangerous. I know of people who have stepped on cats sleeping in laundry, and I know of some people who have put semi-damp laundry back in the dryer, with the cat still entangled.

If your cat is a laundry sleeper, it's best to pat things down on a regular basis. A quick tap before you step on, move, or pick up the pile should make the kitty dart back out again. And all of that tapping could remind the kitty that this is not a safe space for sleeping, and that could help you to head off a future nap crisis.

But in the interim, enjoy some Lucy looking snuggly. If you do enjoy it, leave me a comment so I'll know what you thought. And, remember to visit some of the other blogs in the hop.


  1. Aw, she is SO sweet! Thanks for visitng us recently! And thanks for your laundry tips...good to keep in mind! Signed, fellow calicos, Peaches & Paprikas

  2. That pile looks totally irresistible to us, especially now that we know it's warm. Lisbeth loves warm laundry. Lucy do you sleep in the dog beds when they are not warm from the dryer? We've seen some funny videos of pups trying to get the cat out of their bed. Thanks so much for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. Lucy, you look very cozy curled up in the laundry!

  4. Lucy, you look very happy all snuggled up in the warm laundry! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  5. Lucy looks like she is in total heaven!

  6. So cute! But good tip about patting down the laundry pile if you have kitties who like to snooze in there. :)

  7. What an adorable selfie, Lucy. We don't blame you one bit to snooze in that laundry.

  8. Looks like just the right spotfor a selfieand no need toget out of bed... Heaven. Sadly my peep doesnt do clean laundy piles just the dirty piles. Mind you weve no dogs so mud is a bit thin on the carpet. Purrs ERin

  9. Lucy is so cute, MM. That's a good place for some purrivacy :D Allthough I am not a cat that that sleeps in between the laundry or washingmachine, Granny Always double checkes, because she says "you never know." Pawkisses for a Happy Spring :) <3