Photo: Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat, relaxing on the human. Caption reads: "I've got a comfortable spot."

Comfort by Princess Cat

If you’re ever in a new place, and want to know where the most comfortable spot is, ask the cat who lives there. We’re experts at finding the best spots.

All of my favourite places are good for some things.

  • On the cat tower is a great spot for looking out the window and seeing the world.
  • On the high shelf is a great spot for napping and making sure the human won’t trip over me. I did have to clear a lot of boring human things off the high shelf.
  • The hallway is the best spot for playing with toys that I can make skitter away (or for having the human make the toys skitter while I chase).
  • The art room is the best spot for finding interesting things like paintbrushes, pincushions, and bits of fabric or ribbon or paper.
  • The art room’s also the best place to supervise while the human does something actually interesting for a human.
  • In the cat box is the best spot for getting some quiet time and avoiding everyone. (Actually I have a lot of hiding spots that are the best spots for this. The human doesn’t know where all my hiding spots are. She just knows I disappear, and when she calls me for dinner I magically appear.)
  • The bed is a nice, soft comfortable spot for a nap, and the pillow bit of the bed is best for that. Sometimes there’s a human on the bed, and I end up with my tail or other fluffy bits across the human’s face, but that’s OK. Me being comfortable is most important.
  • During the night, the best window to see the world is the one next to the bed. The best way to see it is by sitting on the human’s head.
  • At any time, if I want a really soft, squishy, warm, place to nap or just relax, that’s on the human.

We cats always know the best bits about where we live. It’s just a thing we’re good at. So if you ever want to know the best spot for anything, ask a cat.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.


Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


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