Friday Haiku: A Wink of Sleep

Light travels too fast

In a twinkling of an eye

Morning has arrived

Shhh, Hank is sleepwinking, Pam L.



  1. Poor thing. Looks like he’s only getting 15 hours of sleep everyday!

  2. NorbertsMom says:

    This is how I feel every morning when the alarm goes off.

  3. I peek through one eye
    To see if you are still there
    Shoo! I need my rest.

  4. peenk nose peenk toebean
    marmie boys are the bestest
    for any season

  5. kiragirl says:

    “Morning has broken, like the
    first mo-or-or-ning.”
    Thank you, Cat Stevens

  6. Is it the 80s?
    I’m doing the Safety Dance!
    Men Without…Cats?…Hats??

  7. Awww, Hank is gorgeous! Before he drifts back to dream land, I must just boop his nose very gently. -booooop-

  8. Fird Birfle says:


    or, alternatively,

    Thank you, Yusuf Islam.


  9. fleurdamour says:

    If I had to guess, I’d say it looks like Hank is sleeping smack in the middle of the kitchen table.

  10. Indeed!

  11. Fird Birfle says:

    exposed SNORGLING AXIS available — I”M GOIN’ IN, COACH !!!!

    *Nyyyyyyyyyyyyyyarrrrrm* [diving jet sound]

  12. Knowing his name is Hank is enough to make my loff heem. Poor kitteh, expected to wake up every single morning!

  13. fleurdamour says:

    I love your screenname, Hagrid.

  14. Scandalous! That’s well below the recommended minimum of 22 hours per day.

  15. While you boop the pink part, I’ll just rub the back of one finger all up and down the furry light orange part . . . .

    I have a ‘thing’ for looooong cat noses, and Hank just might hold the world’ record!

  16. To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, and give me a rub on my tummy!
    For in that sleep— what dreams may come,
    Dreams of Mice and Birds, and little bits and bobs of string and ribbon to chase
    These dreams Must give us paws!

    Catspear… the one and only, in his rousing play “Hamsterlet”

    :::With appologies to Shakespear 😉 :::

  17. My Thoughts every morning when Lilac is taping me with her paw to tell me it is time for her first breakfast of the morning!

  18. Jackie Rose says:

    Or, Thank you, Eleanor Farjeon, who wrote the words to this Children’s hymn in 1931.

  19. victoreia says:

    That may be where hobbits got the idea….

  20. victoreia says:

    *gets first aid kit ready, just in case*

  21. victoreia says:

    *standing ovation*

  22. *standing next to victoreia and clapping*

  23. It’s a deal, Juno! Theresa, you want to take on the chin and cheek rubs?

  24. SlaveToCat says:

    Look at me I’m so Pretty, I’m so Pretty.

  25. He looks how I feel
    Every marmie morning.
    I need more Hank-shu’s!

  26. Well, of course; cats traditionally sleep in the most inconvenient places.

  27. pamleblanc says:

    Hank would like a do-over on yesterday, please. I think he went on a bender.

  28. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    No apologies needed. Brava!! Now there’s a whole big claque clapping.

  29. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    I, too, love the name “Hank” for a cat.

  30. W00T!

  31. Rendered speechless — my addled brain can only think “SMOOCH NOSE! AND TUMMY! NOW!”

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    good lookin’ out, v 🙂

  33. Fird Birfle says:

    can I get a HALLELUJAH to Jackie Rose?? !!! AWESOMEness!!!

  34. Fird Birfle says:

    “Tsk, tsk.”

  35. And we can dress real
    Neat from our hats to our feet:
    That’s the safety dance!

  36. emmberrann says:

    Inconvenient to whom, pray? Cats sleep in what are the most convenient places, and the most comfortable, to them, and whenever they want to. It’s written into their contract, didn’t you know?

  37. ashagato says:

    the phrase “give us paws!” made my day 😉

  38. Oceanview says:

    Kittyadventures, I know it was a typo (been there, done that many times), but I got a vision of your cat applying duct tape to your face. Considering your screen name, perhaps that isn’t so far-fetched? 🙂

  39. Mary (the first) says:

    Haiku: “How to sleep”. By Hank. (ahem)

    My whiskers are bent
    My nose is ever so pink
    My paw shades my eyes.

  40. Oh man, what a night.
    Did I embarrass myself?
    I don’t remember.

  41. Me too! Love them long-nosed kitties!

  42. Wait for me, Fird Birfle 😀

  43. Bravo!!!!!

  44. kiragirl says:

    [raises hands to ceiling]

  45. kiragirl says:

    “Hank-elujah, Haaaaank-elujah, hankelujah, hankelujah….”