Saturday, March 20, 2010
My 16-pound cat Oliver lay on my left side, snuggled up against my body on top of the blankets. My 17-pound cat Henry was on my right, also snuggled against my side and also on top of the blankets. I was firmly pinned to the mattress as the cats’ combined weight pressed down on the blanket on both sides of me. My third cat, Otis, weighing in at a mere 14 pounds, noticed that my eyes were open and jumped up onto the bed. He proceeded to lay down on top of my legs, ruling out the possibility of my sliding up and out of the sheets and escaping from the opening at the top.