Again with the sleeping

Scene:  Deep of night, bedroom in a suburban US house, occupants sleeping.

Players:  Husband, Wife, Cat.

Wife: “zzzzzzzzzz…”

Husband:  “zzzzzzzzzz…”

Cat:  “zzzzzzzzzz…”

[A noise interrupts the zzzzzzzzzzs.]

Husband:   “zzzzzzzzzz” “snorrrrkkkkkk  snoorrrrkkkk  SNORRRKKKKK…”

Wife:  [gently nudges Husband with foot.]

Cat:  “meow!”

The scene continues:

snorrrrkkkkkk SNORRRKKKKK snoorrrrkkkk…”



snorrrrkkkkkk  snoorrrrkkkk…”



snorrrrkkkkkk SNORRRKKKKK snoorrrrkkkk…”



[Husband sleeps on:  “snorrrrkkkkkk.”  Wife had been kicking the cat.]

(True story.  A fond memory of telling the story to Mom and Sistah in a crowded coffee shop, wherein we laughed so hard, loudly, and long that we attracted attention, but couldn’t stop!  People laughed along in the contagion of hilarity even though they couldn’t hear the story.  I think.)

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27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nadbugs
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 07:24:28

    HOOTS. Reminds me of that classic scene in When Harry Met Sally. “I’ll have what she’s having.” Remember that, like anybody could forget it? Didja know, the woman who said that was actually Rob Reiner’s “real” mother? That when the scene was test-marketed, the women in the audience were laughing and the men were silent? Food for thought.


  2. Kathryn McCullough
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 07:48:32

    Poor cat! Great laugh!


  3. heretherebespiders
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 07:55:26

    At least kitty stopped snoring…


  4. littlemiao
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 08:06:14


    Kitty snores are like lullabies. People snores, not so much…


  5. TheIdiotSpeaketh
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 08:55:41

    That is my house! One of our idiot cats sleeps on the bed…while the other camps out on the floor…right in front of the bathroom door….and both snore in stereo…..all freaking night long….. :)


    • lahgitana
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 08:58:43

      That’s what we do too! I snore in the early morning hours, about an hour before husband’s alarm goes off at 4. He snores as I’m trying to get to sleep. The cat sleeps between us at our heads and snorks all night long!

      Sometimes I hear “call and response” from the two of them and I can only laugh!


  6. minlit
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 09:52:07

    Fantastic. I could probably arrange the hallelujah chorus if I kicked my cats in the right order, so many of them have taken to sleeping with /on us these days. Stripey snores.


  7. heretherebespiders
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 10:07:04

    Spot doesn’t snore, and Lokki talks in his sleep rather than zzzz. He’s a meezer, he can’t help it. I’m the big noisy one at night, and occasionally the dog. Despite the sheer size of hubby’s nose and the breakings it has endured, he rarely snores.


    • lahgitana
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:14:51

      OK, ya foreigner, what’s a meezer?!


      • heretherebespiders
        Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:17:03

        Whoops. I do speak and write in three versions of English :) It’s the UK term for a siaMeeze.


        • littlemiao
          Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:19:43

          I believe that Meezer is also used in certain segments of American society.

          Mine doesn’t snore loudly, but he snuffles and coos in his sleep. He has the typical demanding Siamese yowl though. He likes sleeping at my feet and sometimes I kick him by accident. :(


        • lahgitana
          Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:20:39

          groan… I did not see that one coming!

          (have you eaten your feast yet? the turkey is in the oven here and I just made the cranberry sauce. now I can go back to the workshop and keep working on my commission!)


          • heretherebespiders
            Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:37:14

            Yep, they love rhyming slang. I’ve adopted the word. A common house cat is a moggy-but I don’t know why.
            No, another 15 in the oven, then the sitting and carving (my job, dammit all straight to hell). If you don’t already, have a few green olives with the turkey. Olives, cranberry, red wine and turkey together make my mouth happy – and I don’t even like wine…


  8. IsobelandCat
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 13:05:03



  9. sweetdaysundertheoaks
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 06:53:36

    Chuckling here this morning!


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