January 06, 2016
Do you have a heat-seeking cat that follows the sun around the house?
It may seem strange that on a hot summer day, even with a coat of fur, they still want to sit in the sun. They aren’t solar-powered but it is about saving energy.
Their body temperature sits a few degrees higher than ours, and in the winter need to rely on energy from the body to keep it up. So when summer comes around they don’t waste a drop of sun, and use it to keep them toasty, conserving energy for other things.