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Maizie the tortoiseshell cat

Posted by PrimRose on June 5, 2017 at 7:45 AM

This is Maizie, she is a tortoiseshell cat. She had her first litter before the age of one year; before coming to the sanctuary. Much too young to be having a litter. Here she has found a safe place to sleep; in a bassinet. There are several theories as to why cats like to sleep in small places, which they can easily do as they have very flexible spines.

Some say cats like to feel secure and, as they are den animals,sleeping in a confined place means they can nap undisturbed and escape unwanted attention. It is also a safe place from predators. Another theory says it is a coping mechanism helping cats deal with stress.

Whatever the reason Maizie looks very comfortable!


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