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* Judd from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', when he's not judging Turf War matches, can always be found napping in Inkopolis. During a [[FictionalHoliday Splatfest]], which takes place at night, he will instead be awake dancing in the plaza.


->'''Garfield''': All I ever do is eat and sleep, eat and sleep, eat and sleep.
->'''Garfield''': There must be more to a cat's life than that.
->'''Garfield''': But I hope not.
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->'''Garfield''': All I ever do is eat and sleep, eat and sleep, eat and sleep.
->'''Garfield''':
sleep. There must be more to a cat's life than that.
->'''Garfield''':
that. But I hope not.
-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Jon}}''
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->'''Garfield''': All I ever do is eat and sleep, eat and sleep, eat and sleep.
->'''Garfield''': There must be more to a cat's life than that.
->'''Garfield''': But I hope not.
-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Jon}}''


* Big the Cat from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very fat cat who spends most of his time fishing, rarely ever partaking in the series' adventures. Whenever he does, it's usually to find his pet frog, Froggy, whenever he goes missing.

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* Big the Cat from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very fat cat who spends most of his time fishing, rarely ever partaking in the series' adventures. Whenever he does, it's usually to find his pet frog, Froggy, whenever he goes missing.

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* Tom in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' comes across as this when not chasing Jerry. He usually likes to nap around, even at one point where he doesn't even lift a finger to catch Jerry when he sees him stealing food, that is unless one of his owners orders him to get rid of the mouse.

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* ''Literature/GuardianCatsAndTheLostBooksOfAlexandria'': Discussed and subverted. Cicero says that humans think cats just sleep all day, but they're unaware of how their cats guard them all day.


** Out of his hobbies, Lord Beerus (a cat-looking being designed after Akira Toriyama's pet Cornish Rex, Debu) frequently prefers to dine on planetary cuisine and sleep for years. It also gets noted that he doesn't take his job as seriously as the other gods of destruction, as he destroys planets that don't meet his tastes rather than the planets that are he is supposed to be destroying.

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** Out of his hobbies, Lord Beerus (a cat-looking being [[TributeToFido designed after Akira Toriyama's pet Cornish Rex, Debu) Debu]]) frequently prefers to dine on planetary cuisine and sleep for years. It also gets noted that he doesn't take his job as seriously as the other gods of destruction, as he destroys planets that don't meet his tastes rather than the planets that are he is supposed to be destroying.

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* This is a gameplay mechanic in ''TabletopGame/GoldenSkyStories'': Cat henge can take the weakness Lazy, which severely limits their ability to succeed at strenuous tasks, but in return, they get the Sleeping Soundly special ability, which gives them bonus Dreams points if they spend an entire scene just lazying around without actually doing anything.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Frieda's cat Faron was so lazy, he was never seen walking on his own. He always was carried around, either by Frieda or whoever she could talk into doing it for her.


A large reason for this portrayal is that cats are crepuscular (unlike diurnal humans). They're most active when humans are asleep and tend to be inactive when humans are at their most active. As a result, it looks like your housecat is just lazing around all day. They also ''do'' sleep a lot (as mentioned, on average ten hours a day). Incidentally, dogs also sleep a lot, but for some reason aren't known for this like cats are (save for [[DogStereotype basset and bloodhounds]]).

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A large reason for this portrayal is that cats are crepuscular (unlike diurnal humans). They're most active when humans are asleep and tend to be inactive when humans are at their most active. As a result, it looks like your housecat is just lazing around all day. They also ''do'' sleep a lot (as mentioned, on average ten hours a day). Incidentally, dogs also sleep a lot, but for some reason aren't known for this like cats are (save for [[DogStereotype basset Bassethounds and bloodhounds]]).
Bloodhounds]]).


* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is a chronic underachiever, both from a fear of looking bad if he tries and outright laziness.



* [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]] can be somewhat lazy.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]] can be somewhat lazy. Lion of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a magical lion that spends most of his time sleeping. Despite being sapient and understanding human speech, he usually ignores Steven unless it's an emergency. Real male lions do need to rest most of the day, but it's unclear if Lion does (it's implied [[EatingOptional he doesn't need to eat]], but does anyway).


A large reason for this portrayal is that cats are crepuscular (unlike diurnal humans). They're most active when humans are asleep and tend to be inactive when humans are at their most active. As a result, it looks like your housecat is just lazing around all day. They also ''do'' sleep a lot (as mentioned, on average ten hours a day). Incidentally, dogs also sleep a lot, but for some reason aren't known for this like cats are.

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A large reason for this portrayal is that cats are crepuscular (unlike diurnal humans). They're most active when humans are asleep and tend to be inactive when humans are at their most active. As a result, it looks like your housecat is just lazing around all day. They also ''do'' sleep a lot (as mentioned, on average ten hours a day). Incidentally, dogs also sleep a lot, but for some reason aren't known for this like cats are.
are (save for [[DogStereotype basset and bloodhounds]]).

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* Big the Cat from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a very fat cat who spends most of his time fishing, rarely ever partaking in the series' adventures. Whenever he does, it's usually to find his pet frog, Froggy, whenever he goes missing.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]] can be somewhat lazy.


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** His brother, Champa, isn't too much better. His mind is often on food, to the point where he challenged Beerus for the earth of his universe, and then makes his angel, Vados, do the work of collecting fighters to compete for his side rather than put any effort into finding some himself, which bites him hard regarding Frost.

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** His brother, Champa, isn't too much better. His mind is often on food, to the point where he challenged Beerus for the earth Earth of his universe, and then makes his angel, Vados, do the work of collecting fighters to compete for his side rather than put any effort into finding some himself, which bites him hard regarding Frost.




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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield is one of the most iconic examples. He's a lazy FatCat that prefers to sleep and eat over anything else.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** Hobbes (being a tiger) is often seen napping, with Calvin even composing an ode to it.
--->''Still and quiet feline form,\\
in the sun, asleep and warm.\\
His tail is limp, his whiskers drooped,\\
Man, what could make this cat so pooped?''
** Another time, Calvin mused that cats always seem so relaxed when compared to people. Hobbes believes that it's because cats are aware of their superiority to humans; Calvin theorizes it's because cats get an average of 14 hours sleep a day. Calvin then concludes that cats are just as crabby as people... [[CatsAreMean from atop the tree limb that Hobbes evidently chased him onto]].
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield is one of the most iconic examples. He's a lazy FatCat that prefers to sleep and eat over anything else.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Hobbes (being a tiger) is often seen napping, with Calvin even composing an ode to it.
-->Still and quiet feline form,\\
in the sun, asleep and warm.\\
His tail is limp, his whiskers drooped,\\
Man, what could make this cat so pooped?
** Another time, Calvin mused that cats always seem so relaxed when compared to people. Hobbes believes that it's because cats are aware of their superiority to humans; Calvin theorizes it's because cats get an average of 14 hours sleep a day. Calvin then concludes that cats are just as crabby as people... [[CatsAreMean from atop the tree limb that Hobbes evidently chased him onto]].

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