Any allergist will tell you that cats should not be allowed on a human's bed. Cat hairs, and the dander generated by cat skin, can be an irritant to the sinuses and lungs. People who have allergies--even if they've had allergy shots, like I have--really should limit exposure to these kinds of triggers.
I know all that. I've read the literature. But seriously. How can you kick a comfy cat off your bed?
Fergus here has both of his little paws curled in. Cats only do that when they're really comfortable and planning to stay in place for awhile. Fergus rarely folds his paws in like this, because he's a young dude and he has a lot to do. Long naps don't really fit into his master plan. But when he does have his feet curled, he's really parked.
And I don't blame him. The bedroom is a little cooler than the rest of the house, so I would imagine that it's much more comfortable for hairy guys like Fergus. And the bed is piled high with winter coverlets and quilts, as the nights are still quite cold in Oregon. This is a soft bed for a kitty to take advantage of.
See? Seriously. How can I move him.
So I don't. If he makes it into the bedroom and he gets comfortable, he gets to stay. If the bedding is filled with hair when it's time for bed, a quick runover with the vacuum can pick up the chunks. And for everything else, there's Zyrtek.
How about you? Do you let your cats or dogs sleep on the human bed? Drop me a note and let me know.
And don't forget to visit some of the other blogs in this week's BlogPaws hop! You'll be glad you did.