Cats are self-propelled heat-seeking devices. If I want to know the warmest spot in the house, I just follow a kitty. On the coldest of winter days, I’ll find any of my cats curled up in front of our furnace vent or happily basking in a puddle of sun.

In the world of cats, whoever first lays claim to the pool of sunlit comfort owns it. Not only that, it’s quite clear that said cat believes the sun shines on that spot, in that place because he wishes it so. Just ask Calvin.

For some reason unfathomable to felines, though, the squares of heated bliss travel over time, and in order to continue steeping, cats have to follow the path of the sun. When the beams climb the stairs, so does Athena, who rules the world from each step, channeling her inner wildcat.

It’s enough to make a person wonder. Cats are warm-blooded mammals; why do they require so much external light and heat? I think Dawn has the answer:

What interesting places do your cats seek out in search of warmth? Tell us in the comments or share a sunny haiku.

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About the author: Susan C. Willett is a writer, photographer, and blogger whose award-winning original stories, photography, poetry, and humor can be found at Life With Dogs and Cats. She lives in New Jersey with three dogs and four cats (all rescues) and at least a couple of humans — all of whom provide inspiration for her work. Refusing to take sides in the interweb’s dogs vs. cats debate, Susan enjoys observing the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. In addition to Life With Dogs and Cats, you can find more Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker (and the rest of the gang) on Haiku by DogÔäó, Haiku by CatÔäó, and Dogs and Cats Texting.