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    1. Probably the type of “jerk” who realizes that it’s hard for a long-haired cat to cool off on a hot day. The cat seemed pretty happy.

      I want to know what kind of jerk pounds on the glass to bother a napping feline.

      1. Milk must be stored at below 40 °F. A normal body temperature for a cat is 101.5 °F. No cat would choose to nap in those cold conditions. Given a choice between a comfortable to us 70 °F room and a sunny spot at 90 °F cats seem to always prefer the hot to cold. I think the guy was tapping the glass to see if the cat was still alive.

        Some dogs, on the other hand, especially cold hardy breeds, prefer cold conditions. A Labrador sometimes will overheat in a heated home in the winter and go outside to cool off by napping on snow.

  1. That’s likely a back-loading cooler, meaning the display case where the cat is sleeping doesn’t have a back wall – the display case is actually the front of the walk-in storage cooler. So the cat’s not confined to the shelf where it’s sleeping, it can walk around the cooler, and chances are the door to the walk-in cooler has an air curtain so the cat can come and go as it pleases. It looked more interested in staying asleep than staying warm anyway.

  2. My cat is solar powered. He’s constantly sleeping anywhere there’s direct sunlight. He’s my own personal sun dial. You can follow the path of the giant flaming orb by his movements throughout the house on any given day.

  3. cats are familiar and easily kept animals, their physiology has been particularly well studied; it generally resembles that of other carnivorous mammals, but displays several unusual features probably attributable to cats’ descent from desert-dwelling species. For instance, cats are able to tolerate quite high temperatures: humans generally start to feel uncomfortable when their skin temperature passes about 44.5 °C (112 °F), but cats show no discomfort until their skin reaches around 52 °C (126 °F), and can tolerate temperatures of up to 56 °C (133 °F) if they have access to water.

    Cats conserve heat by reducing the flow of blood to their skin and lose heat by evaporation through their mouth. They do not sweat, and pant only at very high temperatures. Unusually, a cat’s body temperature does not vary throughout the day

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