Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Y is for Yawning

It's late, you’re weary. Puss is wrapped around you like a furry scarf and soon you are both yawning.

But, beware, this may be his cue to start galloping around the house like a demented harpy because cats sometimes yawn to get a quick shot of oxygen into their lungs to stave off sleep and get a bit more energy. He may not be ready for his nap yet.

Or he may be trying to talk to you. He could be telling you that he’s bored and please get out that toy mouse on a string.

But if your cat yawns excessively there may be more to it than plain tiredness. He may have a sore mouth, like a cut from chewing sticks once too often or his teeth may need attention. If he is also grinding his teeth or drooling, it’s time to take him to a veterinarian.
Hopefully, if you're tired then puss may be tired too.  Or he may be just copying you! 

Night night.

My sassy, grumpy cat Toffee is also taking part in the A to Z Challenge. Take a look here:

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If you are a cat lover - especially a lover of the grumpier members of the species, this is the book for you. Written by Toffee who, despite her name, is the least sweet cat you can imagine. The world according to Toffee exists to serve her and woe betide anyone who forgets it. Paperback on left, Kindle version on right.


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  1. hahah Lucy does that and then begins to gallop around wanting to play! Right before we go to bed. Cats are hilarious!

  2. I had to look away from the gif. Yawns are contagious :)

  3. I did not know that and need to watch our cats. We have seen them yawn but then they just stretch and resettle down for another sleep


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