The Cat That Wanted To Party- A True (Funny) Story

Did you all have a good weekend?  I had a rather sleepless one myself.  Aside from the fact that I have been struggling with insomnia worse again lately (Gah!), I was forced to deal with the Cat that wouldn’t sleep , but instead wanted to “Party”.  Let me explain it to you Dr. Seuss style…


Around 3:30 am on a Saturday Morn

I laid there (not sleeping) much to my scorn

My head was a pounding, a sinus headache

The wind was a whistling, a loud sound it did make!

I tried to get comfy, but my head said “No way!”

So I got up for some Tylenol, to keep pain at bay.

I hunkered back in , it was about Four

But I was finally warm and sleepy-ready to snore.

But oh no, the cat-she had other plans

She started in with her high pitched demands.

She found one of her toys and smacked that around

And then jumped on the bed with a leap and a bound.

She went to the window and pulled back the blinds

As I shouted “No!” , you’re out of your furry little mind!

Go back to sleep and let me rest-

You adorable , yet annoying ,little pest 🙂

And just when I thought she had went back to bed

She had turned on the light right next to my head!

So now there I lay with a light in my face

Unable to reach the “tap it off” base.

I had to move from my comfy spot

to turn that light off , but it was all for naught.

About 10 minutes later, as I started to drift,

The light came on brighter-I was a bit miffed.

That cat now knew how to tap on that light!

It was as if she was saying “Let’s Party all Night!”

“Wake up silly human, I want to play

What do you need sleep for, anyway?”

She had tapped that light on to its brightest state

Meanwhile I am thinking, “O , this is just great!”

And you know what I did next (at this you will smirk)-

I said “Hey Cat-turn off the light!” (like it would actually work)

But of course she refused, so it was up to me

To yet again turn off the light, Just out of my reach.

Another several minutes went by and She did it again

“So you thought you would sleep, eh? But I’ll tell you when!” (said the cat)

off….on……ON!!!….ON!!!! ON!!!!

This is how the “night” went, until it was dawn.

And so the moral of this story is (if you have a cat)

Throw out the touch lamps, and do it, like STAT!!!


Funny Cat


I am afraid this is a true story , that I wrote rhyme style for you for humor’s sake.  It really was quite annoying, but then again , it was hard not to see the humor in it!  A cat that keeps turning on a tap light..but yet won’t turn it off..only on 3 different shades of bright, but never OFF.  :D.


Do you have a pet story to share of a pet that has kept you up all night? If so, leave it in the comments or reply via email , as I would love to hear it!


Here’s to laughing at Life’s annoyances!



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13 Responses to The Cat That Wanted To Party- A True (Funny) Story

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m sorry you didn’t get the sleep that you needed, but it did make for a good chuckle this morning. I don’t have a touch lamp, but I do have a cat that loves to play right about when I’m ready to go to sleep. And I always have to think twice about getting out of bed to go to the bathroom or for a drink of water……she is sure that means it is time to get up and she meows and meows for me to get her her morning treat.

    I loved your poem! Dr. Suess is my favorite so this was a joy for me!

    Here’s to better sleep!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Gotta love those cats that play at night! (not lol) . Well there is something we have in common, as Dr. Seuss is a favorite of mine too. He is so brilliant and wonderfully silly, yet wise 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed it, as it was pretty funny that she did that, even if it was annoying! Here here to the sleep thing!

  2. Your poem is wonderful, your sleepless nights sadly are not. I know how you feel. I do not sleep well at all ( I blame menopause, giggle) xo

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      you too huh? Not sleeping well is no fun that is for sure. Your comment made me smile. Thanks for stopping by to comment , hugs back at ya!

  3. Sherri Lewis says:

    Love the poem! I can definitely relate…. Remus’s favorite thing to do is turn the exhaust fan and bathroom light off and on while I am in the shower. Especially back when I had to get up at 5 a.m. to get ready for work…. you know, it is really dark in the shower at 5 a.m……… 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thanks Sherry! Oh for the love of cats!!! I think your story beats mine. What a little stinker your furry friend is! Your comment is hilarious though, so thanks for making me laugh. Yes, I do imagine it’s quite dark at 5 am in the shower with no lights. 🙂 . Thanks for sharing. I loved hearing about your cat.

    • Becky Firesmith says:

      That is so funny!

  4. Becky Firesmith says:

    Bekah your poem is awesome! I laughed through the whole thing. I was picturing the cat touching the lamp and making it brighter and brighter, and there you are laying there in exasperation! Keep the poems coming, please!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thanks Becky :D. What you pictured is exactly how it went! You know I will keep the poems coming. Maybe I should do more rhyme ones? Let me know what you think.

  5. That is such a funny story..well sorta..LOL I’m sorry you didn’t get sleep..animals..they are just like kids..and SMART too! LOL

  6. Sarah says:

    I love the poem and I have had that exact problem. That touch lamp didn’t last very long in my house 🙂

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  7. Renee says:

    Hi, you’re such a great writer. love your poem. My cat doesn’t want to sleep at night. He wants to go outside. He would keep scratching the bedroom door. So what I did was I have pens, plastic things, and light items beside my bed. When he scratches the door, I would throw pens, etc at him. Since he is a scaredy cat, he gets all scare and goes into hiding. He would sneak up again to the door when I lay down again on my bed. And the same thing happens again. He would do this several times and then gives up and finally goes to sleep. This happens every single night – it’s like a ritual. He never gives up and I never give in. 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi Renee! I don’t think I have seen you at the website before, so I would like to warmly welcome you to We Live Inspired! Feel free to look around the site whenever you need some inspiration in life and also feel free to connect with the site via Facebook. I thank you for your sweet compliment and for sharing a cat story of your own. I had another cat previously that used to keep me up some nights like you mentioned with your cat too so I totally understand what you are saying here ;). Thanks for sharing your funny story. Feel free to share anytime here! Take care, Rebekah