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How Are Cats Beating the Heat This Summer?

Wow, it's hot outside. What do you think cats are doing to cool off? Maybe something like this.

 |  Aug 14th 2012  |   1 Contribution

With much of the nation in the grip of a heat wave, it's left to us to wonder: How are the nation's cats beating the heat? Good news: We found eight ways the nation's cats are beating the heat.

1. They're going to the beach

Girl on beach with cat by

"Well, to be perfectly clear, right now I'm going to the bathroom on the beach."

2. They're swimming

Cat on edge of pool by

"Not so fast. I'm contemplating swimming. Check back at the end of this article."

3. They're wearing sunglasses

Cat wearing sunglasses by

"I also got my ass on the air-conditioning vent."

4. They're gloating

Cat in graduation hat by

"Didn't I tell you global warming was real, Mom? You never listen to me!"

5. They're making money selling above-ground pools

Cat with money by

"Correction: I'm making a killing selling above-ground pools. I'm ordering in -- who wants a veal?"

6. They're enjoying a moment of superiority, however brief (Seattle cats only)

Cat in the rain by

"Steady rain all day, every day doesn't look so bad now, does it? Suck it, Phoenix!"

7. They're sneaking into the Slurpie machine at 7-Eleven

Cat in the snow by

"If that fat kid comes in, I'm done for."

8. They're swimming (yes?)

Slumbering cat on pool edge by

"What are you, my coach? Get me a shrimp cocktail."


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