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Puzzle's prayerful peace, blissful on the couch.

Puzzle’s prayerful peace, blissful on the couch.

Among the many talents that cats possess, there’s one that we humans envy: being able to relax with total commitment and sleep with earnestness.

After a long session of staring, rubbing, jumping or sitting, a cat knows how to relax. He lets go of his admittedly small number of thoughts, loses all muscle tone and tension, and enters the world of sleep undisturbed by such human detractors as guilt and worry.

A word of warning: today’s collection of laid-back or sleepy cats has some sedating power, so after scrolling and enjoying, remember to stretch and blink for a moment before using heavy machinery. .

If you insist on placing your sewing machine in the sun, expect Klaus to be your sewing buddy.

If you insist on placing your sewing machine in the sun, expect Klaus to be your sewing buddy.

Thank you all for sending photos. Please send me your own pet photos, or send me a message via the Facebook page on all fours. Help Furry Friday avoid embarrassing mistakes by remembering to include your pet’s name and gender if it’s not obvious!

Divine Dreamers: Georgie (left) and Kali get lost.

Divine Dreamers: Georgie (left) and Kali get lost.

Archie (left), Trigger and Sean have disconnected, but their ears remain in sensitive sleep mode.

Archie (left), Trigger and Sean have disconnected, but their ears remain in sensitive sleep mode.

Kong (left) and Leonardo are young people who feel completely secure in their lives.

Kong (left) and Leonardo are young people who feel completely secure in their lives.

Watch out Chloe, you might soon find yourself among the crumbs and pieces of the couch underworld.

Watch out Chloe, you might soon find yourself among the crumbs and pieces of the couch underworld.

Bilbo is a rescue cat adopted with his sister a few months ago.  Life now is all about luxury.

Bilbo is a rescue cat adopted with his sister a few months ago. Life now is all about luxury.

Eddie (left) uses a dry birdbath;  Mama Cat rolls through deliciously rough gravel;  Sir Stompalot twists into the perfect sleeping pose.

Eddie (left) uses a dry birdbath; Mama Cat rolls through deliciously rough gravel; Sir Stompalot twists into the perfect sleeping pose.

Behold this cinematic clinch of unparalleled romance between...Steve and Gavin.  Not too long ago, Steve was an 860g kitten staggering through the city streets.  Now he shares a home and a world with Gavin and another lucky cat.

Behold this cinematic clinch of unparalleled romance between…Steve and Gavin. Not too long ago, Steve was an 860g kitten staggering through the city streets. Now he shares a home and a world with Gavin and another lucky cat.

Buried in luxury: Nova (left), Parker and Trevor and Bob.

Buried in luxury: Nova (left), Parker and Trevor and Bob.

Miss Paris (left), Fred and Garfield turn off their bones for the best stretch.

Miss Paris (left), Fred and Garfield turn off their bones for the best stretch.

Different but equally valid ways to use a chair: Max (left) and Tigs.

Different but equally valid ways to use a chair: Max (left) and Tigs.

When Hunter (left) or Duke is in your favorite chair, you better choose somewhere else to sit.

When Hunter (left) or Duke is in your favorite chair, you better choose somewhere else to sit.

Rubi-doo suns his body and shades his eyes.

Rubi-doo suns his body and shades his eyes.

Relaxing is fun when your name starts with 'M': Minnie and Myshka (left) and Minxie and Marmalade.

Relaxing is fun when your name starts with ‘M’: Minnie and Myshka (left) and Minxie and Marmalade.

Bend over and beam: Sushi (left) and Eden feel the happiness.

Bend over and beam: Sushi (left) and Eden feel the happiness.

Beautiful recliners: Fleur (left) and Meezah are lounging.

Beautiful recliners: Fleur (left) and Meezah are lounging.

To me, a crochet blanket spread out on a sofa is the very definition of comfort.  Fergus seems to agree.

To me, a crochet blanket spread out on a sofa is the very definition of comfort. Fergus seems to agree.

Beautiful dreamers: Elsie (left), Maggie and Axel.

Beautiful dreamers: Elsie (left), Maggie and Axel.

Coco is a long tabby just over a year old.  The lucky girl gets the duvet.

Coco is a long tabby just over a year old. The lucky girl gets the duvet.

Earl Gray (left) and Bosley put all the kitten's energy into sleep.

Earl Gray (left) and Bosley put all the kitten’s energy into sleep.

Felix bends over in a barrel lid heated by the sun.  I hope the chocolate won't melt in the sun.

Felix bends over in a barrel lid heated by the sun. I hope the chocolate won’t melt in the sun.

On this hot day, Indi finds a cool turntable to relax.

On this hot day, Indi finds a cool turntable to relax.

Going on vacation, huh?  Noodles are coming too.

Going on vacation, huh? Noodles are coming too.

Another bag lover is Mistletoe.  She's an expert self-packer.

Another bag lover is Mistletoe. She’s an expert self-packer.

Tig dreams of flying.

Tig dreams of flying.

Matilda turns into a desktop icon.

Matilda turns into a desktop icon.

Dr. Livingstone balances perfectly.

Dr. Livingstone balances perfectly.

A nice outdoor pose from Tommy.

A nice outdoor pose from Tommy.

Tama is an energetic kitten.  But from time to time it is necessary to recharge.

Tama is an energetic kitten. But from time to time it is necessary to recharge.

Luna snuggles up with the socks loving her.  Stuff reported this month that Luna was the most popular female name for cats and dogs last year, according to a pet insurance company.

Luna snuggles up with the socks loving her. Stuff reported this month that Luna was the most popular female name for cats and dogs last year, according to a pet insurance company.

Titan (left) and Luna B (another!) share their magnificence.

Titan (left) and Luna B (another!) share their magnificence.

Finn is recovering from pancreatitis - and rest is a big part of the process.

Finn is recovering from pancreatitis – and rest is a big part of the process.

Trixie just wants to keep her eyes peeled.

Trixie just wants to keep her eyes peeled.

Everyone wants to be comfortable and safe.  Fox (left) and George definitely are.

Everyone wants to be comfortable and safe. Fox (left) and George definitely are.

Finally, if you haven't felt any tightness on your lids yet, here's Spidy (left) and Chloe to make sure it happens.  Have a nice week end!

Finally, if you haven’t felt any tightness on your lids yet, here’s Spidy (left) and Chloe to make sure it happens. Have a nice week end!

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