a cat nap

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a cat nap

A very brief but restful period of sleep. I'm going to try to squeeze in a cat nap before my next shift starts, or else I'll be feeling sluggish for the entire evening.
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Jason, who has the odd cat nap throughout his day, admitted he'd only had three hours' kip the night before his flying visit to Glasgow.
MICKEY the cat thought he had found the ideal place for a cat nap - on the engine of a Ford Mondeo.
A stowaway kitten woke up in South Wales after taking a cat nap 384 miles away in Scotland.
A stowaway kitten woke up a long way from home after sneaking on to a lorry for a cat nap. The four-month-old kitten made the 398-mile trip from Falkirk in Scotland to Newport on Tuesday night.
We also have pet rabbits and Lucky often pretends to be a bunny by disappearing into the hutch to have a cat nap.
Nathan Grimley had dosed off on his sofa on Sunday when a loud slurping noise woke him from his cat nap. And he was left feline freaked out when he discovered 10-week-old Caesar had his tiny paw around the straw and was guzzling away.
But it looks like nineweek-old Harper is getting a little tired of her mum's constant retail therapy, enjoying a cat nap.
``In the Welsh Marathon in Bridgend on the hottest day of the year in the 1980s with the temperature around 80F, it was the sun that caused me to hit the wall, so I took a 10-minute cat nap against a lamppost, then got on with the job and finished the last three miles flying at faster than my normal pace.
Allegedly, the rock `n' roll legends liked nothing better than mulled wine, a dip in the Jacuzzi and a cat nap in front of the fire.
And Harry has never shown a glimmer of interest in the sedentary pursuit of watching the TV, preferring to pounce on his brother or find the most comfy lap and settle down for a cat nap.
But it looks like nine-week-old Harper is getting a little tired of her mum's constant retail therapy, enjoying a cat nap.
Five years on, the dream seems to be over or have the Kittens just paused for a career cat nap?
He'd he hardly had a look in here before he caught Newcastle's defence having a cat nap four minutes from time.
But one did occasionally have a cat nap during the news .