07 September 2007

Feline Friday: Won't you please enjoy a nice, hot towel?

Is it the sound of the dryer door closing?

Is it the sight of the blue towel hamper?

Is it the smell of the laundry detergent?

Whatever it is, the very minute the towels come out of the dryer, two cats emerge. It's not unlike opening a can of tuna or changing the sheets on the bed. They instantly appear on the scene from wherever they've been napping.

On this particular day last week, we had the windows open. It was nearly 80 degrees in the house when the warm towels came out of the dryer. All day, mind you, the cats had been lying under the furniture, signaling to me that they could hardly bear the heat. Lily sprawled over the floor vents, waiting for me to turn the air conditioner back on.

But as soon as the laundry came out of the dryer, both cats pushed their little noses under the hot towels and found good spots to nap. Suddenly, it didn't matter how hot it was in the house. They wanted to incubate in some nice, hot towels.

Sadly, only Lily got to enjoy this weekly ritual. Shortly after this picture was taken, she smacked Tinsel on the head and a fight ensued. Lily wanted the towels to herself.


EquineSpirit said...

LOL! Oh..yeah..my cats do that too!! Their favorite laundry day is when I wash blankets...they can tunnel through them and those who don't wish to tunnel pounce on those tunneling..LOL! It's hilarious!! Gotta love cats!

Maureen said...

Heh, heh.... Dakotah is the only one in our house that does this; it's her "Kitty Spa" time, I believe. Extra fun ensues when she finds towels that have begun to ravel...

Okay, I admit it -- ALL my towels have begun to ravel, which is why I don't care if she plays around in them.

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KarenSueM said...

love feline fridays!

no my cats don't do this

but one has figured out how to open doors inside the house, they are the lever type.

real pain in the buttocks, when we are not home and the alarm is set...and yes, we've had police out once.

Heather said...

I think it's the fact that there might be something they haven't left hair on yet!!

toners said...

One of our cats will jump into the dryer before I even have the chance to start taking the towels out, LOL!! Great entry :)

Sofia said...

:-) So cute!

Jill said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My cats love to sit in the laundry basket the moment I bring it inside.