This beautiful dark, spotted tabby cat always sleeps on the odd coloured tile in this person’s house. The question is why. If you look carefully you can see that this odd coloured tile is both dark grey and it appears to be of a different material than the ones that surround it. Also, it appears not to be affixed to the floor as the other tiles are.
Dark spotted tabby cat sleeps on dark tile surrouded by lighter ones
Perhaps the original tile was broken and this dark grey one is a temporary addition to cover the indent in the floor that is left behind after the original tile was removed. The point that I’m making is that this tile is warmer than the other ones. Cats normally migrate to warmer areas. It is warmer because dark materials absorb light while whiter surfaces reflect light. Also the material may feel nicer to this cat and be inherently warmer.
Another possibility is that this cat feels more secure because the difference in colour of the tiles creates a boundary around the tile on which he sleeps. Cats like boundaries. They like edges as it makes them feel more secure. That’s my assessment of why this cat likes to sleep on this particular tile on this hard floor.
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