Please do not disturb.


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I’m apricating.


Photo by Keagiles via Wikimedia Commons

Cats know comfort, don’t they? I mean, who doesn’t love to apricate this time of year? The warmth of the sun in winter is worth more than gold.


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Now, as if you hadn’t guessed already, apricate means “to bask in the sun.”

Ahhh …


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Back to basking I go. We’ve had unseasonably sunny days lately.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    These photos remind me of my kitty Mr. Bump. He loves him a nice sunbeam for a proper nap!

  2. Cindi Johnson says:

    I have been known to do that – just stand next to the window, close my eyes and soak up the rays. Some people think I am weird for it. I just tell them I’m solar powered.

    • MaryJane says:

      I’ll have to remember your clever response. Wouldn’t a bit of sun right now feel good? When I used to wear hair curlers, I said they were batteries and I was getting a recharge.

  3. Deborah McKissic says:

    I love those sunny window winter days…my hubby and I were at an antique store a few weeks ago and when we came into one room there was a huge window and the sun was pouring in..so, I stood in the sunshine and said “this is where a kitty would be” and just stood there soaking up rays..after a few minutes my hubby looked at me and replied “meow”….ha ha

  4. Connie-Kilalrney says:

    Nothing more comforting than watching a cat sleep! We have 6 now and they vie for the sunny windows! I love to put on a hat and coat and go outside and feel the Sun if only for 20 Minutes! On cloudy days inside, I pull the floor lamp as close as I can get it to my chair, I am short so it shines down on my head as I read and it is comforting! I too like to stand in the sunny window, in my laundry room and just drink in some Vitamin D!

  5. CJ Armstrong says:

    I have one of those apricating cats and she does love her sunshine. I do too! The last three days here have been gray, cloudy, gloomy but with some much needed precipitation. My “Silky” and I are grateful for the return of our clear, stunningly blue, Colorado skies and sunshine! 😀

  6. My Kitties James Earl Jones, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra ( Earl, Duke and Frankie when I call them ) all vie for the sunbeams that come into the winter Livingroom, the only time of the year any direct sunlight comes into this farmhouse. I’ve been known to curl up on the rug right with them. And ,Yes , I have said for years I was ” solar powered” , and luckily with growing plants for my seed business I am in the sun most of the day in warmer months.

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