Saturday, February 28, 2015

Underneath Where?

Lilybits, not large, but in charge!
Under simply means “beneath and covered by” or “below the surface of.” Some of my favorite places in the house are underneath things—especially during the winter. I like to lie on my pink blankie that Mom knitted for me, underneath the foyer table. Well, technically it’s the shelf under the table. That's where heat vent blows some of the warmest air on me!

Under the table without my blankie.

During Christmas season, one of my special spots to spend time is under the Christmas tree, but on top of the soft Christmas tree skirt. It’s especially good for skidding under when I want Mom to chase me. She’s lazy enough to not always feel like crawling on the floor to grab me.

Don't I make a pretty Christmas present?
After dinner I like to hide under Mom’s dresser right on top of a different heat vent. It helps to have variety. One of my other favorite underneath spots is under Mom and Dad’s bed. I like to sneak under there late at night and then pounce on my humans when they least expect while they’re sleeping. (I like to do this when I feel especially Tigger-ish. You know, like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh stories.) This way I can make sure they’re still breathing. After all, someone has to feed me!

Being silly under the piano.

Of course, there are times when I like to sleep on top of the furniture or on top of Mom or Dad to make sure they remember who is in charge. But underneath spots are cozy places . . . as long as I can escape any time I want. Not that I'm claustrophobic or anything. It's just that I must be allowed to roam like the predatory cat that I am . . . yeah, that's the reason! 


  1. Knowing where all the heat vents are is important this time of year. As is knowing all the best sunning spots and (when needed) the best hiding spots so the humans can't lock you in the laundry room at night.

    1. Lilybits says: I hate the laundry room! Is that where you lock poor Gracie up
      at night?

  2. I wish I could snuggle into warm cozy places. Unfortunately, it's frowned upon for grown ups to curl up in little boxes. Especially ones with soft pink blankets.

    1. Lilybits says: Mom as a quilt with red flowers that she likes to
      curl up under, but I agree. Grown-ups, especially Mom, would
      look silly curled up in little boxes and I don't think she'd even fit
      in one. I can see why this is frowned upon, Miss J'nell!