Monthly Archives: October 2015

Do cats snore?

We researchers at the Institute would like to document the fact that some kitty cats definitely snore. Turn your sound up and listen to 18-year-old Ruby snore like a pug.

Ruby snoring

Ruby visits her veterinarian every year and is healthy other than having a thyroid problem that is kept in check by the tuna-flavored medication she loves. Snoring can indicate a medical a problem for some kitties (search the Net for “snoring in cats”), but for our Ruby, it happens often when she is in deep sleep, especially when she is in a contorted position.

The importance of touching

The directors of the Institute have observed that the best kitty cat workbreaks
involve laptime. However we have also noticed that mere physical contact is also satisfying to our subjects.

Study subject Velvet likes neck contact, though at times she slips downward thus putting her full weight on the back of my neck which forces me to move her butt or shoulders back to the sofa.

Velvet on Shoulder

 

Study subject Ruby requires contact with the Director of Input’s leg as she takes a work break.

Ruby on leg

 

 

Getting back to work

Ah, the Director of Input and the Director of Output went to France in September and left the six study subjects and Big Fishy with their wonderful cat whisperer Chris who sent us photos from time to time during our absence. But upon returning, the directors and their study subjects went back to work.

Socks welcomes me back to the office.
Socks welcomes me back to the office.
Zippy hard at work
Zippy hard at work

 

Socks amd Zippy Monitoring
Socks amd Zippy Monitoring