When a human snores there are two possibilities:
a) he’ll snore himself awake and go quietly back to sleep, or
b) he’s woken up by his bed partner with a “You’re snoring” and he'll turn over and quieten down.
This is not the case with Charlotte. She never snores herself awake. Once she’s in her deep sleep, she can keep going and going as if she’s running on a Duracell battery.
Waking her up doesn’t help much either. I’ve tried. I’ve either woken her with a gentle “Charlotte you’re snoring” which wakes her up, lets her purr for a little while, after which she starts storing again.
I’ve also tried petting and poking her, which has the same effect … she wakes up, purrs, and starts snoring again.
Now while a purring cat has a soothing effect on me, a snoring cat has anything but. To make matters worse, Charlotte likes to sleep right next to my pillow.
Last night it got so bad that, after waking Charlotte twice and hearing no improvement, there was nothing left to do but to scoop her from her sleeping place and deposit her on the foot end of the bed. If you think she woke up from the move, think again.
This morning Charlotte was a little grumpy though. While she usually follows me to the bathroom, this morning I showered without her keeping me company on the toilet seat.
My popularity was also at a low point with Holly.
This was a first. Holly has never hissed at me, ever. She might hiss at Dieter when he steals a kiss, or does something she doesn’t approve of, but she’s never hissed at me.
So now I have a cat who snores and one who hisses. What's next?