Sunday, December 11th, 2011

In case you were wondering, we didn’t have to send the cats away to uncle Joe’s farm so we could get a good night’s sleep. It turned out to be stupidly easy to get them to stop climbing all over us all through the night. They only do that in the winter, so it followed that they were doing it to keep warm. The thermostat’s got a timer on it so the furnace won’t run as much at night, and as a result the temp in the house drops to the low 60’s. I figured the thing to do was stop at Walgreen’s first thing after work, pick up a couple of heating pads, tuck them into a couple of fluffy towels to make some cat beds – problem solved!

Then it occurred to me, surely somebody’s thought of this already. I googled “heated cat bed” and, what do you know, it turned out there were dozens to choose from. So this is what we’ve come to: We’re now the kind of people who buy heated cat beds for our pets. It’s not that I don’t think a good night’s sleep is worth the expense, because it is, it really is. But still, heated cat beds. Talk about an over-engineers solution to a first-world problem.

sleepy | 1:41 pm CDT
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