Morris The Cat's Tips for Getting Better Sleep - Part 1 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Morris The Cat's Tips for Getting Better Sleep - Part 1

Hello and happy Wedesday! Today I’m going to talk to you all about sleep! That’s right, S-L-E-E-P. And nobody knows sleep like a kitty. 

Lexy and I are  always trying to get more of it and make the most out of what little time we do get. 

So Lexy and I were meowing, and we thought, why not ask someone who's truly an expert on the subject to do a guest post; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? Can you guess who we thought of? 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.+=

We’re so excited that Morris taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some human's 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 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?

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,

Wow, Morris! That’s great advice! OK folks, after getting a good night's rest, tune back in tomorrow for the next edition of "Dear Morris" and don't forget to check out his Live Well & Prospurr website to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse.

Aaaaaaaaannnndddd…. We’re having a giveaway courtesy of Morris on Friday, so don’t forget to come back! 

P.s. Would you like to help Morris feed hungry cats? He has an initiative to help everyone "paw it forward" and help hungry cats at the ASPCA just by tweeting #MorrisFeeds. Start tweeting!


Would you like to comment?

  1. While we cats and Ruby sleep quite well, our human assistant tends not to sleep much. We should probably hook her up with Morris. Sounds like he is super smart (as most cats are).

  2. We keep furgettin', we need to post this ourselves. MOL Gweat job. Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  3. Morris really is so wise. The lady could use sleep help. Pierrot & I sleep really well!

    Love the pics of you & Lexy today!

  4. Morris is smart, but you two seem to know all about sleep and being adorable.


Thank you for your comment! We love meowing with you!