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Word on the Street: How Does Your Cat Beat the Heat?

Cats get creative in these reader photos, including one who dangles a paw in a dish of water.

Catster HQ  |  Sep 1st 2016


Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.

We asked Catster readers to write us and send us photos of ways their cats beat the summer heat. Below are a selection of memorable messages and photographs of cats showing that they’re crafty and opportunistic when it comes to staying cool.

Cheeto lies on his tummy on the tile floor with his hind legs stretched out behind him. He looks like a furry frog!
— Becky Womble

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My cat puts his head under the tap when it’s on!
— Giovanni Kniest

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Conf-Word-Lisa

Like this. I have quite a few pictures of her lounging with one arm in the water.
— Lisa Michelle

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He lies on his back all spread out and directly under the ceiling fan.
— Patricia Devine

My cat lies on the glass top of my coffee table
— Nance’ Tresp

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Conf-Word-Mel

Mel catching some breeze from our 12th-story window.
— Hafidah Zainal

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My cat licks the outside of my cold beverage container.
— Randall Barnes

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Mine love the heat and love to lie in the sun.
— Carrie Veach

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Conf-Word-Kit-10

Kit10 lies in the tub and reads magazines to stay cool in Arizona!
— Daphne MoonFrog

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Lion cut!
— Krissa Sturzione

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Cool tile floors in each bathroom.
— Vickie Burke

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 ConfWordSissy

Here’s 15-year-old Sissy showing us how she beats the heat by staying indoors under the AC.
— Angela Lee

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