Still new to the world, a little kitten is making points on the internet with her unique, humane way of sleeping.
The viral Reddit post, shared with the ‘Cats’ sub-reddit, is titled “My 54 day old kitten has been sleeping like this a lot the past few days”, receiving 9,100 upvotes. Redditor @Hikari-Nogami on May 12 shared the post which featured four images of their sleeping cat, but she wasn’t curled up in a hairball or lying on her stomach…or any other typical cat pose.
The gray and white kitten was lying flat on its back, whiskey chin and white belly pointing straight up at the heavens, front legs relaxed and straight by its side, hind legs extended and politely crossed at the ankles.
According to Statista, 32% of pet owners have a cat in the United States in 2020. The website also reports that in the same year, 36% of people aged 18-29 who took part in a survey owned a cat. cat.
The photos showed the kitten zoned out on a brightly colored rug from different angles.
In the first image, the camera was close to his face, highlighting each mustache in the light from a nearby window.
Subsequent photos again showed the kitten lying on its back, but this time its entire body was visible. Her stomach was exposed to the elements as she crossed her lower legs together as she slept soundly.
The final image was a closer look at the kitten, who had her mouth slightly open as she slept.
Over 200 comments have been pouring in on the viral kitten sleeping like a human, and people can’t seem to get enough.
The footage sparked jokes from some Redditors. “She had such a long day at work,” said a Redditor. The original poster (OP) replied, “Just finished playing with her as she falls asleep on the carpet.”
A Redditor revealed that they could “identify” with the kitten,” adding, “I never thought I’d be a back sleeper, but the older I get the more I love him.”
Another user wondered how the OP could ‘resist’ the kitten’s stomach, insisting that ‘I’d be so tempted to smash my whole face in it every chance I get. .” The OP replied that they also have the kitten’s brother “to play with”.
Others think that the way the cat is lying shows that the feline feels safe in its environment. “The whole position itself… How safe does this cat feel?” asked a Redditor.
Apparently the behavior isn’t new to some cat owners. “That’s real trust!” one user pointed out. “Your kitten trusts you, and he’s tired, lol. I call it ‘populating’ when my only cat lays down or falls asleep like that.”
Appreciation for the viral kitten was everywhere. “Kittens are individuals just like us, and each has their best sleeping position that they love,” one Reddit user explained.
Endorsing comments included things like “This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen”, “What a precious baby, thanks for sharing”, and “She looks like a little human”.
Newsweek reached out to Redditor @Hikari-Nohami for comment.
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