Patio Life

Here on the west coast of Florida, it gets pretty hot in the summer. It seems almost every afternoon the temperature is at or near 95 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also a high humidity in the summer that makes being outside during midday quite unpleasant. We try to limit our outdoor activities to the mornings or late afternoons.

Chris and Puck feel that way too. Often they use that time to nap on the sofa or, in Chris’s case, find a human to bother. Frankie is different. I often look out the window to see him napping on the patio during the hottest part of the afternoon. He must be part camel or something because he spends much of his day outside in the heat and does not seem to be bothered by it in the least. Perhaps he still retains some of the traits of his distant ancestor, the African Wildcat.

Our cat Frankie on our patioOur cat Frankie on our patioOur cat Frankie on our patioOur cat Frankie on our patioOur cat Frankie in bowl on our patioOur cat Frankie on my bike on our patioOur cat Frankie on my trike on our patio

28 thoughts on “Patio Life

  1. PigLove

    Shivers… it’s hot for me too. I feel like I’m cooking out there in this heat – snorts. And no it doesn’t smell like bacon – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

  2. kittiesblue

    Some of these photos are absolutely priceless, especially the ones in the bowl and in the recumbent seat. Some of us are very happy on the Catio when it is super hot and humid and some of us don’t want any part of it. Must have something to do with genetics. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      He just loves it but surprisingly, Chris and Puck were on the patio lying in the cat perch this morning while Frankie was napping inside on the dining room table. Go figure.

  3. Catwoods

    Frankie does look like he’s enjoying the heat and the sun all right, and he looks so precious in that bowl! Most of our cats have always loved a summer sun soak, maybe they were also enjoying the heat.


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.