Blind cats like Lucy rely on their sense of smell to help them navigate the world. Lucy was my very first blind cat, and when I brought her home, I expected her to avoid things with heavy scents. I thought she'd find them somehow repulsive or overwhelming. As it turns out, I was about 100 percent wrong.
Lucy seems to enjoy things that come with a thick scent, and the funkier the better. Case in point: She decided to pose for her selfie for The Cat On My Head in her very new and favorite sleeping space.
Look closely, and you'll see what's unusual about this nap choice.
Yup, she's bedded down inside of her brother pug's bed inside of his dog crate. While I bathe Liam pretty darn frequently, he's also a bit of a licker, both of his body and of his bed. That means the spaces he sleeps in smell an awful lot like pug.
He sleeps in this crate in the evenings, when my lap is crowded with Lucy and Sinead and he wants a little more space. Sometimes, he chooses to spend the entire night in this crate, as he's too tired to hop up and head upstairs when the humans are ready for bed.
Lucy often reaches through the kennel bars to pat her snuggled brother, and she climbs in that funky bed when he leaves it. She spends a lot of her day here.
I have a feeling that she finds the scent of her brother somehow comforting. And I do have the crate tricked out with all sorts of softness, so she might find that part appealing as well.
So we'll let her pose for her selfie from here. And later today, I'll have to disappoint her by washing that bedding to keep things clean for the pug. Here's hoping she forgives me for washing a space she loves so much!
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