Definition of ‘Catnap’:
- a very short light nap (Merriam-Webster); a short sleep (Cambridge Dictionary)
- to take a cat away by lure (usually food bait) and hold ransom, usually a demand of affection in exchange for release, synonymous with kidnap (the unofficial crazy cat lady dictionary)
I’m guilty of a charge of catnap, in fact, I’m a repeat and unrepentant offender. My targets are accommodation providers such as hotels with cats. I tempt them into following me into my room with a combination of TLC and food, then I hold them ransom in demand for purr-affection, occasionally a one-night stay in exchange for their freedom. These are my victims.