WAFFLES: What happened to the warm spot, Boss? What, is Mr. Sun on vacation? Did Daylight Savings steal all the daylight? One minute it's morning, the next it's bedtime.
What, are we supposed to sleep all day?
KATIE: Well we are cats.
You ask a lot of questions, Waffles. Most of which make no sense at all, though some people might think there's something to your theory of daylight savings stealing a bunch of our daylight. The days will keep getting shorter until the winter solstice.
WAFFLES: Soul what? You mean like an R&B concert or something? Who's playing?
KATIE: Do you even know what R&B stands for?
When the sun goes into hiding or sets before we've eaten dinner, Katie and Waffles are quick to seek out the "warm spots" in the house. We're very fortunate to have radiant in-floor heat as our primary heat source. That means we have a network of tubes filled with hot water that run underneath our floors. It keeps our toes warm and is pure heaven for cats.
In some areas of the house, typically where the tubes go around/into a corner or through a doorway, it's extra warm because those tubes get closer together than in the middle of a room and therefore emit more heat. Our heating and plumbing guy (who loves cats by the way, has a wife named Katie, and we call him the Boiler Whisperer) said that cats will instinctively seek out these warm spots.
One of Katie's favorite spots (above) is right by the doorway to the bedroom. When she rolls over to be petted, her fur is so warm, it's like she's been laying on a heating pad.
The other primo warm spots are in the closet, underneath Glogirly's clothes. Occasionally Katie and Waffles can be seen mere inches apart, soaking up the warmth.
We thought you might like seeing a couple more photos from our Thanksgiving week with Gloman. As you can see, we still haven't gotten any major snowfall. But we're keeping our paws crossed for a white Christmas.
Glogirly and Gloman spent some time exploring the dirt roads and trails in our canyon neighborhood.
When Mr. Sun rose in the morning, he did so magnificently. The clouds looked like huge puffs of cotton candy.