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On Sleep Deprivation: Part Two

On Sleep Deprivation: Part Two

My brain is mush, and I'm exhausted.

My cats, Christie and Elaina, continue to meow throughout the night. The of lack of sleep isn’t helping my disposition or my ability to get work done. I feel like I’m walking through quicksand, and my brain is tingling. Yesterday morning, I was so tired that I started crying. I have a good life, and I shouldn’t be crying on a Tuesday morning.

As a result, I reread parts of Thomas McNamee’s bookThe Inner Life of Cats. The book led me to Jackson Galaxy—who seems to be a modern day cat whisper.

After exploring Galaxy’s website, I watched his video Train Your Cat To Let You Sleep. It was helpful and some of the tips he mentioned—like putting my cats on a feeding schedule—were recommended by my vet.

At the end of the video, Galaxy offered viewers the following homework assignments:

1. Change your cat from a free-feeder to a meal feeder.

2. Feed in conjunction with play.

3. Merge your cat's energy with your energy.

I’ll be working on these homework assignments for the next few weeks.

Also, we ordered Elaina a cat water fountain because she has trouble drinking from a bowl. I'm also going to buy custom-made earplugs. I have issues with earplugs, but that's a whole other story!

I'm hopeful the new feeding regime and kitty playtime will result and in happy cats and happy humans. I want my energy back, and I want to avoid crying in the morning.

PS: Here's a list of related articles and resources:

Weekly Links: "Schedule life first."

Weekly Links: "Schedule life first."

On Decluttering & Compromise

On Decluttering & Compromise