Top 10 Cats in the Sunshine

Are you having trouble with cats coming into your lawn and even your home? Well, I have been looking around the internet at images of cats (an endless task in itself) and it seems that cats can be struck down and incapacitated by simple sunshine! Some seem to enjoy it and other seem to live in fear of it. And so, on this rather none sunny Caturday here in Wales, UK  I have decided to bring you ten of the very best images of cats enjoying the sunshine and trying to avoid it…


Top 10 Cats in the Sunshine

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Our Sun


Group of Cats Avoiding The Sunshine
Group of Cats Avoiding The Sunshine

10 – This lot hate the sunshine and have sadly become trapped here!

FACT: The sun is said to contain about 99.85% of all the mass in the solar system! I have no idea what that means, but it sounds heavy!

Cat asleep on a single spot of sunshine on the stairs
Cat asleep on a single spot of sunshine on the stairs

9 – But some seem to seek out even the tiniest bits of sunshine and enjoy it!

FACT: Our Sun is classified as a G2 dwarf due to its size, heat, and chemical makeup. Apparently it has an averaged surface temperature of about 5,000-6,000 Kelvin! …Who is this Kelvin guy, and how does he know how hot the sun is?!?

Cat Asleep on a Fence in the Sunshine
Cat Asleep on a Fence in the Sunshine

8 – This poor cat was incapacitated while just trying to get home!

FACT: Based on the average life of a G2 star, the present age of our own sun is said to be about 4.6 billion years. This means we are just about halfway through its lifetime already!

Cat Asleep in a Flower Window Box
Cat Asleep in a Flower Window Box

7 – Now that is what I call pure enjoyment!

FACT: Just how big is out the sun? Well let me put it this way: Approximately 109 of our planet Earth would fit on the surface of the sun, and more than one million would fit inside it! So very, very big indeed.

3 Cats in 3 spots of sunshine on the carpet
3 Cats in 3 spots of sunshine on the carpet

6 – No room for any more it seems.

FACT: Approximately every 11 years or so the sun reverses its overall magnetic polarity so that it’s north magnetic pole will suddenly become the south pole, and vice versa! That sounds quite scary if you ask me.

Cat in the sunshine near the door
Cat in the sunshine near the door

5 – “You humans want to go outside? Why, when the sunshine is in here?!?”

FACT: If you weigh about 150 pounds here on Earth, you would weigh about 4,200 pounds on the sun! This is because the sun’s gravity is 28 times that of Earth! You might need some sun cream on before you go.

Cats all in a line, in the sunshine
Cats all in a line, in the sunshine

4 – This single beam of sunshine has paralysed 5 cats!!!

FACT: Indo-European, Meso-American and Egyptian cultures all had sun-worship religions. But to add to this in ancient Egypt, the sun god Ra was considered to be a member of the high gods. He achieved the highest status because he was believed to have created himself and eight other gods!

Cats hiding from the sun under a car
Cats hiding from the sun under a car

3 – Lets all hope that the car owner decided to catch the bus today!

FACT: In Japanese history the sun goddess “Amaterasu” played an important role in ancient mythology and was considered to be the supreme ruler of the world! Talk about Who died and made you the boss!?!

Cats hiding from the sunshine next to a wall in a line
Cats hiding from the sunshine next to a wall in a line

2 – Trapped! Poor things, hold on in there just a few hours more until sundown!!!

FACT: Here is a strange one for you, scientists have discovered that both male and female mummies had tattoos which symbolizing sun worship! I bet it hurt like anything back then to get a tattoo done.

Cat and dog laid in the sunshine
Cat and dog laid in the sunshine

1 – In the end it doesn’t matter if you are a cat or dog, because the sunshine is king!

FACT: The Greek philosopher Aristarchus was a clever old chap, as it was him who was credited as being the first person to claim that the Earth orbited the sun! Well done Sherlock.

134 thoughts on “Top 10 Cats in the Sunshine”

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  2. Wow, superb blog structure! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
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  3. Just love it! Now i know what will stop the cats. Pure and unadulterated sunshine.

  4. Our cat too follows the sun around our house and loves to jump on my desk (scattering all my papers as she does so) to find the sun – especially as there is a radiator under the desk too…

  5. Bless you, that does sound like a big move indeed, it must have been quite scary at the start, but at least your pets are being looked after by someone you know.

  6. Sooo cute!!! I moved to New Zealand from the US about 10 months ago and addition to all the other life adjustments (which are often quite comical and are largely the reason for starting my blog), I really miss my cats and dog back home! It’s one of the things I look forward to when I go back to visit mom! Love your photos (and the captions)!

  7. Great big “Awwwwww” from me 🙂 I’m a total cat person so I found these all adorable and amusing! I especially like the orange tabby on it’s back soaking up the sun.

  8. Aww, every one of them is so adorable! Every ounce of sunshine to take in or avoid — cannot believe how many there were in #2. One of my fiance’s cats loves the sunshine (although they both do). She rolls around on the ground outside in the Summer time. Got a photo of her doing exactly that, but looks like she was possessed! : p

  9. You bet! They know there is time for everything important to them, so they don’t get antsy or sweat the small stuff. Wonder how they view us humans and all our stress and running from here to there. Maybe it it one of those times when you don’t want to know what they are thinking – it is also quite possible they aren’t even paying attention.

  10. I agree, I think that was my absolute favorite. If I saw that in person, it would definitely make my day!

  11. I like sunbathing, I never avoiding the sun. Granny says I’m a sun cat.. and a roll hering and a sea horse.. and.. oops, I stray off. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the pictures 🙂

  12. Great Caturday pictures, thank you for sharing! I love all the cats hiding in the shade; they’re hilarious!

  13. oh yeah, my little Sam weighs less then 5 kg, my cats, both of them each weigh about 14 kg….if not more now. They are not fat either, just really big cats. 🙂

  14. This is going in my Top Ten Favorite Blogs by The Top Ten Blogger! I love it when the sun moves through my apartment during the seasons and they just follow it right along. In winter they are “rendered helpless” by the kitchen table but in the summer they “play dead” in the living room.

  15. they do love that sunshine. So cute as always Russell. My cats and dog fight over the sunlight on the living room floor. The cats are bigger so take up more of it, but my little Sam manages to claim his corner. 🙂

  16. No. 8. H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S. ^_^
    I’ve recently driven to work with a cat underneath my bonnet [it’s a Freelander = big bonnet]. Not nice. Cat was stranded in an unfamiliar location for a week [we couldn’t find it] but we eventually managed to find it inside a hedge with a thermal imaging camera [thanks to some pretty cool engineers on site ^_^]. Re-united with its owners after a traumatic week = happy [cat] days ^_^

  17. I love 7 and 8 – no animal can enjoy the sun like a cat. In the winter, our cats always found the sun through the window, usually the dining room chairs. But there was nothing more pure pleasure than lying on the porch in the sun.

  18. Yes sir and I know that this is just the beginning of random inside jokes! Ha! I won’t blame you don’t worry, Callum couldn’t drag the answer out of me : p

  19. Well that does explain the bad hand writing, and maybe I need to block you from reading this blog so you get on with your work instead of blaming me for day dreaming! Corn on the cob indeed. (still a good idea for a top 10!)

  20. thank you, I’ve had maaaaaaaaannny slapped hands for sloppiness so I’m not surprised my handwriting is pretty 🙂 I was waiting for the lesson to start!! I can just imagine Callum saying, “what on earth are you writing about corn on the cob for? Face the wall.” I would have snorted and laughed all the way! And it’s all your fault. Just kidding.

  21. Yes I did indeed, (it has to be said you have amazing handwriting) it made me laugh because you should have been learning other stuff! *LOL* You are naughty for sure.

  22. Did you see my wee note about corn in yesterday’s post? Its in the first photo. Thought you might chuckle 😀

  23. Once again, I really enjoy your top ten, always funny to read!
    I particularly love number 7, so cute!
    My cat is doing exactly the same right now, all enjoying the sun with this huge “I’m-feeling-so-good-don’t-dare-to-disturb-me” expression on her face x) Sun really has a special effect on cats!

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