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

  3. Fird Birfle says:

    “Tsk, tsk.”

  4. NorbertsMom says:

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

  5. fleurdamour says:

    I love your screenname, Hagrid.

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

  7. 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!

  8. victoreia says:

    That may be where hobbits got the idea….

  9. 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? :-)

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

  11. kiragirl says:

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

  12. Fird Birfle says:


    or, alternatively,

    Thank you, Yusuf Islam.


  13. Jackie Rose says:

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

  14. Fird Birfle says:

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

  15. kiragirl says:

    [raises hands to ceiling]

  16. kiragirl says:

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

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

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

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

  20. 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!

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

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

  23. Indeed!

  24. fleurdamour says:

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

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

  26. 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?

  27. Fird Birfle says:

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

    *Nyyyyyyyyyyyyyyarrrrrm* [diving jet sound]

  28. victoreia says:

    *gets first aid kit ready, just in case*

  29. Fird Birfle says:

    good lookin’ out, v :)

  30. Wait for me, Fird Birfle :D

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

  32. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

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

  33. 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 ;) :::

  34. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

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

  35. victoreia says:

    *standing ovation*

  36. *standing next to victoreia and clapping*

  37. ashagato says:

    the phrase “give us paws!” made my day ;)

  38. SlaveToCat says:

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

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

  40. W00T!

  41. pamleblanc says:

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

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

  43. 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.

  44. Bravo!!!!!

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


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