Do black cats like sunbathing more than their colourful friends? Do you think anyone has ever done a study on that?
It seems to strange that we find Sampson sunbathing, or dozing in a puddle of sunlight, more often than the other cats. I seem to recall my other black cats being particularly partial to sunlight too.
Oh sure, the ginger cats and the tabby cats, the tortoiseshells and everything in between, they liked the sunlight too. But in my experience it seems like black cats are the quickest to take advantage of the sunbeams, and do so for longest.
Sometimes I’ll go to stroke Sampson when he’s been laying in the sun, and he seems so unbelievably warm! I wonder how he can handle getting so hot. Wouldn’t the black fur be a reason to stay out of the sun, to keep from overheating?
Perhaps these are just the ramblings of an overtired mind. (What a long work week! And so much to do to get ready for our big move in the summer.) But as a cat owner, sometimes one has to ask these important questions.