So I am new here (I also posted another thread 'Will she ever relax?') this question is of course about the same 2 kitties. 10 month old brother and sister. Their names are TaberBear (boy) and MonkeyBear (girl).
So this is my question. Does the sleeping arrangements of the kitties in my bed have any significance? Both of my kittens sleep in the bed with me most nights. Taber, the chill, much more relaxed, more aggresive cat always sleeps by my feet. Monkeybear, the skitzo, sweet, but easily frightened kitty, always sleeps by my head.
As a very small kitten Monkeybear would literally sleep ON my head. I used to joke that I slept with a 'cat hat'. She also tries to eat my hair (preen me I guess) sticks her nose into my eye or ear, and just always tries to sleep touching my skin or hair. I used to let her her sleep on my head because I thought it was so sweet and now I have a hell of a time trying to dissuade her from this habit (as its not easy to sleep with a 11 lb kitten on your head, and I also dont want to wake up with a bald patch from where she ate my hair during the night). So I gently push her closer towards my feet and the nightly routine begins of me putting her lower down and her repeated attempts to get back on my head. Lately she seems content to sleep next to my head, but she still tries to climb on.
So anyway, it facinates me that one always took to sleeping at my feet and the other one near my head. Is there any thing that determines this arrangement? I assume the 'pecking order' would play a part, but maybe not, since they are siblings and were also 9 weeks old when I took them home?
Another note, which may be more insight (or not) when my boyfriend sleeps over, Taber will still sleep at our feet, but Monkeybear will sleep under the bed, until the middle of the night when she decides to come up and then tries to get on either of our heads! But again, she is a scaredy cat!
I'd love to hear any information about this (been unsucessfully googling it) and would love to hear other cat sleep stories! Thanks so much!!