Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sleep Tips From Morris the Cat - #Prospurr Giveaway

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If you ask me, there's one thing in the world that there's just too little of, and it's not love. I'm talking about S-L-E-E-P. I'm always trying to get more of it and make the most out of what little time I do get.

So I had a thought... why not ask someone who's truly an expert on the subject; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? I'm talking, of course, about Morris the Cat.

For those of you who don't know him – or who've let sleep deprivation cloud your memory – Morris is the iconic spokescat for 9Lives cat food and has starred in over 50 commercials. When he's not in front of the camera or chowing down on 9Lives, you can bet he's napping in his trailer, ahem carrying case.

He's taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some reader questions about the very im-purr-tant issue of sleep. What's more, he's offering fans the chance to win a Morris-shaped, human-sized plush bed AND a year's supply of 9Lives cat food. Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website [http://prospurr.9lives.com/] to enter.

Dear Morris,
I've been experiencing difficulties with falling asleep, tossing and turning once my head hits the pillow. I don't get it because I feel tired all day at work; then I come home, brush my teeth, flip on the TV, and just... lie there. I'm hoping I can learn from the expert. Morris, what am I doing wrong?
Sincerely,
Sleepless in San Fur-nando
 
Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,
Your case, unfortunately, is not at all uncommon. When you're going all day long at the speed of a cheetah, it's no wonder your mind darts around like a red laser dot at bedtime. Luckily, as a cat, I spend up to 140 hours per week sleeping and I can tell you there is hope! For starters, I notice you mentioned turning on the TV before bed. Cats don't watch TV – this is partly because the majority of us can't speak English that well, but mostly because it interferes with our snooze time. Scientifically speaking, the 'glow' emitted by an electronic screen enters the brain and slows the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. So next time you want to turn on the tube before bed, try counting sheep instead – or better yet, mice!
Kitty hugs,
Morris

Dear Morris,
I'm a cat but as you know, even animals have 'spirit animals.' Mine is an owl – a night owl to be exact. I love to play "catch the speck of dust" or "chase your tail in the middle of the bed" into the wee hours of the morning. My humans have no idea what they're missing out on. They just lay there snoring and swat at me when I come too close. How can I make them see that daytime is lame, and the real party happens under stars (the stick-on, glow-in-the-dark kind)?
Yours truly,
Hyper Harry
 

Dear Hyper Harry,

Sadly, this is a case you may not win. Humans need their sleep at night. You get to spend all day snoozing and they only get a few precious hours when the sun goes down. Your humans can, however, make sure that they understand why it is you're pouncing about and provide things to make nighttime more fun. For instance, your humans could consider getting a kitty condo or put out bags or boxes for you to explore. For extra credit, they can hide treats around the house so you can go on a midnight scavenger hunt. Or, if you're really lucky, they'll bring home a kitty best friend for you to play with whenever you please. Other cats might be up at night because they get hungry, in which case their humans could try an automatic food dispenser to provide small meals throughout the night. Remember, the more you let your humans sleep at night, the more energy they'll have to play with you during the day!
Kitty hugs,
Morris

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Dear Morris,
My cat and I are BFFs. We do everything together – play, eat, snuggle – we make a purrfect team. But in the bedroom, I prefer to have my space. My cat, on the other hand, thinks there's no better place to sleep than right on my head! Why does she do this? I'm not all that fun when I'm sleeping.
Warmly, 

Tired Tails
 
Dear Tired Tails,
You have been bestowed a great honor. As cats, we don't always wear our hearts on our paws, but one tell-tail sign we love and trust you is when we choose to make YOU our bed. Plus, you're warm. And getting our warmth from you helps us to conserve our own energy for more important things like eating. The rhythm of your breath also creates a calming effect and the curve of your face, stomach, or legs perfectly forms to our bodies. Basically, you're like a waterbed, heated blanket, and memory foam all in one! So the next time your cat goes to curl up on you, think of it as a compliment and drift off to sleep knowing you are loved... and you're very comfortable.
 
Thank you, Morris the Cat, for your wonderful nighttime tips! For more info on Morris' mission to help cats and humans live well – including his initiative to donate one million 9Lives meals to rescue kitties – check out his Live Well & Prospurr website [http://prospurr.9lives.com/]. And while you're there, enter to win the limited-edition, human-sized Morris the Cat plush bed along with a year's supply of 9Lives!


Win It!

One person will win a Happy Kitty Kit that includes:

9Lives® Paté Favorites Variety Pack of canned cat food

a Chickadee Chirp electronic bird sound toy

a Catit Style cat scratcher

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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62 comments:

skkorman said...

I already entered it!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

pmj said...

I did enter, thank you!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I entered :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

I'm definitely going to enter!!

jakiesmom said...

I won't enter

Renee said...

Not entering because I don't use Facebook.

Isaiahsmom said...

Yes I will be entering.

Shelly Leatham said...

I entered! Thanks for the info and for the chance to win!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you'll be entering the Fill My Head with Dreams sweepstakes at Live Well & Prospurr.

just entered thanks..

Kayley said...

I won't be entering the other contest, but I'm happy to enter this one. :)

Charlene E said...

I entered

Anne said...

No, I don't think I'll enter. I looked all over but couldn't find the rules. Not sure if you just enter a comment (which I started to do but didn't even see where to enter my name and/or email address). Too vague for me.

katy said...

I entered.

Natalie F said...

I might enter. Trying to think of something clever to say.

SavingsInSeconds said...

I might enter the giveaway. My cat would sure love it!
Dianna

Michele said...

I entered, but I'm so non-creative!

Charlene S. said...

I'm not sure if I will enter or not.

Melissa Storms said...

I think I will enter the Fill My Head With dreams sweepstakes.

jbmthill said...

I did enter.

Beth H
like2sweep@gmail.com

heymissvirginia said...

No, I don't think I'll be entering.
heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

Amy Orvin said...

Yes, I will be entering the contest. Thanks.

CindyWindy2003 said...

Sounds like good sweepstakes/contests, I probably won't enter though I generally don't enter sweepstakes.

Elle said...

I do not plan on entering.

Klydra Pugh said...

Yes I'll be entering
Thanks for the chance

Ken Ohl said...

not planning on entering . thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jennifers Deals said...

I am going to check it out!

Rebecca Orr said...

I am not entering. But thank you for the chance here!

KrazeKatLady said...

Yes I will.

Crystal Rose said...

I don't enter big sweepstakes.

Angela Saver said...

Yes, I entered the Fill My Head with Dreams sweepstakes!

Sue Hull said...

No I didnt enter the sweepstakes.Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

No I didnt enter the sweepstakes.Thank you for the chance :)

Burning Moon said...

No, I won't be.

C said...

I entered. Why not?

Misty Woods said...

Nope

Birdie Bee said...

I am not sure if I will be entering the contest at this time but thank you for the link.

wen budro said...

I entered the contest.

Kim Reid said...

I have entered the contest, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I doubt I’ll enter the sweepstakes.
-Audra O'Hara

kellyr78 said...

I won't enter the sweepstakes.

Breanne said...

I might enter

Eve+Ash said...

I entered it!

mahnrafjtb said...

I did enter it thanks

Julie Waldron said...

No, I did not enter.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I entered the giveaway. It looks like a great one.

fozzy331 said...

I probably wont enter

jwats1127@cox.net

Madeline B said...

I'm not entering because I can't think of what to say!

chickie717 said...

I might not sure yet. although I might in the future.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I haven't entered yet

Gabrielly Margutti said...

No. Not today.

Amanda Smith said...

I have entered the giveaway, fingers crossed for my two kitties!

Sandra Watts said...

Yep, I entered. Thanks for sharing that with us. :)

Shaylin S said...

Don't think I will enter.

Shea123 said...

I did enter! Thank you! :)

LauraJJ said...

Oh I entered! Thank you!!!! Anything to spoil the cat! :)

Derrick Todd said...

I entered -- it was fun reading some of the entries.

Robin Abrams said...

Yes I entered the contest

Leela said...

I did not enter.

Cori Westphal said...

To be totally honest, I probably won't. But good luck to the entrants!

coriwestphal at gmail dot com

Deanna Watson said...

I just entered the giveaway. It was easy. Fingers crossed I win.

Danielle jones said...

I probably wont enter it. I'm glad you posted the letter about the cat sleeping on the persons head. I often wake up with my cat trying to sleep on top of my head. However i'm not sure that he really isn't just trying to take my pillow away from me...lol

Laurie Murley said...

I probably wont enter the giveaway