It's a well known and established fact that when cats are not taking a nap, they are usually plotting to take over the world. Probably the only pastime they love more than doing those two things is soaking up the sun.


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And they're not doing it to get their dose of Vitamin D. Cat's regular body temperature is higher than human's (102°), they are desert creatures that originated in the Middle East where they developed a high tolerance to the heat. They have a very high metabolism and a lot of energy goes to keeping them warm. That's why when they find a sunlit spot to lie down, they will, as it actually conserves their energy and offsets the drop in basal metabolism that comes with sleep shutting down certain processes in the body. That metabolic heat advantage is exactly why they love them some sun - or warmth - and can get in the most uncomfortable positions to get it.

Yup, cats and the sun have a very special kind of relationship - and Bored Panda made a compilation of pics to celebrate it. If your kitty loves lying down in the sunlight too, make sure to add a submission to our list.

#1 Sun Addicted Family

Sun Addicted Family

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John L 4 months ago

I wish that cloud would hurry and get out of the way.............

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#3 Sun Dance

Sun Dance

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banjaran 4 months ago

tadaaaa

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#4 My Friend's Cat Is The Chosen One

My Friend's Cat Is The Chosen One

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John L 4 months ago

For all the cat worshipers,..... Rejoice!

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#5 This Cat Enjoying The Sun

This Cat Enjoying The Sun

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John L 4 months ago

I wonder why it takes so much longer to recharge during the winter?

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#6 Purrrfect

Purrrfect

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The Cappy 4 months ago

And over there is the window box where we grow the catnip.

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#7 Sun Cats

Sun Cats

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nanashi 4 months ago

cats are solar powered. this is fact.

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#8 Enjoying Sun Rays Like There Is No Tomorrow

Enjoying Sun Rays Like There Is No Tomorrow

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Sallye Jeffrey 4 months ago

There is only Now. How enlightened.

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#9 Cats Vs. Dogs

Cats Vs. Dogs

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John L 4 months ago

If anyone needs an explanation of the difference between dogs and cats, this is the one. ;O

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#10 Do I Have A Magic Cat?

Do I Have A Magic Cat?

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StarKitten 4 months ago

These rainbow kitties are like the kitten version of Disney princesses to a tiny female kitten. Me and my sisters always ask to get dyed rainbow. It never works out. Mommy cat won't let us.

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