Friday, July 23, 2010


Mencken and The Mighty Fang just hangin' out in the heat last week... TMF has arrived at a, well, unique way of dumping heat into the atmosphere. And he's not big-boned, he's just fat :).

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. My girls love the heat. I need to wire brush them every day. I make disparaging comments about the amount of fur, stating that I could build a whole new cat with all the extra, but they take the abuse stoically.

    Sometimes I force them into the air conditioned rooms. One of them has a love/hate relationship with the vent on the big air conditioner. She forces her face into the stream and winces, but keeps coming back to do it again.

    Otherwise, they just like to find the warmest parts of the house and melt into puddles of boneless fur.

  2. What was especially hilarious was coming home one evening when it had gotten into the low 90's outside (and inside my house too), walking in... no cats. I walk back to the bedroom and Mencken is sleeping on the furry blanket, while TMF is *under* the blanket, completely hidden from view.

    I think cats must have built-in refrigerators or somethin'... clearly their Sahara desert heritage is showing.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  3. Yeah years ago I had a cat who would walk on this gas floor heater. There was a hissing sound as her paws met the extremely hot metal. Mind you no human could have walked on this. It would melt shoes. Kitty walked to the middle and would just flop over. Getting worried about the cat every once in a while I'd flip her over so she could cook all the way around.
    True story...

  4. They look like they're pretty comfortable, though. I think it's funny and cute when kitties lay on their backs.


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