Why Do Cats Love Sunshine?
Have you ever wandered why cats love sleeping in sunshine? Why they find the best little sunpuddles all through the house? I did a little googling and it seems like there are a variety of answers. From the very simple - they just like to keep warm to a little more complex because it helps offset the drop in basal metabolism. What do you think?
Since this one also loves to lay on the heating vent or with the heating vent blowing directly on her, I'm guessing it has a lot do with keeping warm. Some people speculate that it's the same reason they like to sleep in boxes, all that insulation keeps them warm. I'm not sure about that, but I do agree that kitties like to stay warm.
Of course, the problem with sunpuddles is that they are transient. Oh why couldn't this chair stay in the sun all day long, but alas, with a heavy yawn, she has to get up and find another sunny spot.
What do you think, Why do cats love sunshine?
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