WAFFLES: What happened to all the warm spots, Boss? Is Mr. Sun only working half days? Did daylight savings steal all the daylight? One minute its morning, the next its 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?
Ribs and bacon?
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. So more heat is radiated in those areas. Our heating and plumbing technician (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 (in the above photo) is right by the doorway to the bedroom. When she rolls over to have her tummy scratched, 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.
Some Morning Magic
When Mr. Sun rose in the morning, he did so magnificently. The clouds looked like huge puffs of cotton candy.
Thank you SO much to everyone who ordered one of our new calendars. Tuesday, December 4, was Colorado Gives Day and we donated a portion of each calendar sale to Angels With Paws Cat Rescue & Adoption Center
. We chose them because they are a very small rescue organization devoted solely to cats and they rely completely on donations from private individuals like you.
We've sold out of our first batch of calendars and will receive our second batch today. If you'd like to order one, we have a page set up with all the details about cost, donation info, and lots of pictures: