Tuck-in at your own risk

Lucy is not partial to blankets or heavy snuggling. When you present a blanket, sheet, pillow, or other cloth item in front of her she tends to bolt in the opposite direction. Not sure why.

Gradually over the past year I’ve managed to convince her that nothing bad will happen when safely tucked into the bed.

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Step 1: Gently tuck sheet around kitty. Let kitty know that you’re doing it.

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Step 2: Gently layer comforter on top of the sheet careful not to tuck in the sides and upset the kitty.

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Step 3: Place last blanket layer on top. Make sure the head is not covered or else immediate expulsion of kitty position will occur and you will be left cat-less.

If you’re lucky, and stop breathing, moving, and otherwise existing, kitty will stay for a few minutes.

IMG_1844An optional pre-step is to lay in bed for half an hour so that kitty knows it is bed time and is comfortable. Kitty will readjust herself as the ambient bed temperature rises. At any given point she may even lay across you with paws out. This is a good indicator that kitty is relaxed and content.

*Do not attempt this gentle snuggle technique if kitty is still riled up from the arrival of all humans back to the nest or if kitty is hungry.

**Do not attempt to place kitty into a tuckable position, she will leave almost immediately.

***Do not piss-off the cat.