Caitlin UltimoPet Lovers / Pet Parenting

18 Ridiculous Cat Naps

Ideally, cats would like to sleep on a nice fluffy pile of warm laundry. But in a pinch, they’ll settle for a snooze anywhere, and we mean anywhere. Flower pots, laptops, record players—you name it, your cat will sleep on it. As these sleepy kitties prove, even the most awkward of naps are still naps.


Why stretch out on the couch when you could squeeze into your friend’s luxurious cardboard box?

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We dare you to wake up Moltas and tell him he’s too big for his perch.

Credit: @mynameis_moltas


The kitchen island may seem like a strange place to nap—until you realize it’s just a few short steps away from the cat food bowl.

Credit: @natalie_tigatails


As simple humans, we’ll never understand the irresistible allure of an empty bag.

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File this ridiculous nap under “Ridiculously Cute.”

Credit: @zigithekitten


Alex did not regret the awkward naps he took, but those he did not take.

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Kitten pile

Who needs a mattress when you have a pile of kitten friends?

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Muji didn’t necessarily want to sleep on the record player, but he really didn’t want to listen to one more Hall & Oates album.

Credit: @muji_thecat


When you’re as fluffy as Mr. Moggle, it doesn’t really matter where you pass out.

Credit: @mr.moggle


What you’ve been calling a “towel drawer” all these years is, in fact, a kitty trundle bed.

Credit: @fullcourselivin

Little do Leo’s humans know, but he has an Instagram full of their equally awkward naps.

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Slightly warm and extremely inconvenient, your laptop is an excellent place for a catnap.

Credit: @adventuresbyannie


Ms. Lili would never admit to enjoying the pedestrian charms of the cardboard box—but behind closed doors, she was known to indulge.

Credit: @lili.olly


After binging “Orange Is The New Black,” Duderz wasted no time getting down to business.

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Hey, don’t knock it till you tried it.

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Timber, buddy, we’ve all been there. Two words: black coffee.

Credit: @timberthesvcat


Leave it to a cat to find the warmest spot in the office.

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If you don’t remember spooning the dog, it didn’t happen.

Credit: @thecoolestdachshunds

Monica Weymouth is a writer, editor and certified Weird Animal Lady. She lives in Philadelphia with her two rescued Shih Tzus.