I Got a Secret! Here is how I can absolutely get mom to sleep before she could count to 5! Seriously. All I have to do is walk around behind her head as it lies on the pillow, and settle right beside her ear. I fill up the rest of the pillow. My warm furs are pressed against the entire side of her head. My whiskers are sometimes there at her cheek, but usually it is my soft warm side which is filled with purrs pressed against the side of her head.
The minute I settle in that position, I know she smiles, and I can tell she falls asleep almost instantly. Am I a valuable household member or what? Of course when I settle on her chesticles or on her lap, I fell asleep like that too. So we help one another it seems.
By the way, mom took another picture of me sitting on the little table between chairs two days ago, because she noticed my whiskers---the longest ones turn up like a handlebar mustache. Wanna see?