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17 December 2010 @ 09:29 pm
Just a Question  
Usually what I come here for requires a vet visit, but I just had a question.

We have a new kitten and she's the most precious little furball of a kitten I've seen in a very long time. Her fur is so long that when her ears go backward, they disappear. We noticed today that she lays her ears back into her fur when she sleeps. I've never seen a cat do this before and I was wondering if there was a particular reason why. She isn't showing any signs of ear trouble, there aren't any mites, she's in good health. It was just peculiar.
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Alliecherokee_kid on December 18th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
She lays belly up a lot, too! Maybe it's just comforting?
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Alliecherokee_kid on December 18th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
I've had a few cats that sleep belly up because they were comfortable. That was our first sign that our cat Stewie was sick, when he started sleeping curled up in a ball again instead of flat on his back. One of our current cats is a big cat and winds up laying on his back because his belly's too big for him to stay on his side. The kitten, properly named Fizzgig, has been comfortable since the first time my husband picked her up. She exposes her belly to him a lot.

We did find her outside, and it was really cold, so the keeping warm factor makes a lot of sense. :D