Au is lying on top of my Beetle. He is sunbathing in the mid morning sun.
I wouldn't be surprised if we were living in the cooler bits of Europe or North America, but when you live in Malaysia, a mere hip-skip-and-jump from the equator, it seems to make no sense. We've got boiling hot days where you turn beetroot red from walking about without suntan lotion for just 20 minutes. Yet Au is out there in his fur coat, soaking up the rays. When he comes in, he's toasty hot.
I thought until recently our senior cat just had a screw loose. But apparently cats have a problem synthesising Vitamin D. It seems that their fur blocks sunlight, the stuff needed to turn this vitamin into the stuff that gives you strong bones and healthy teeth.
So obviously Au is far brighter than I give him credit for. He isn't simply lounging about, he's taking care of his health!
Happy Cats On Tuesday! For more cats, visit Gattina or check the blog roll on the left. If you're in Malaysia, check out the Weekender section of The Star on Saturday and meet Mei Mei and Micko, our new silky terrier neighbours. Dog Talk only appears in the print version of The Star.