In my home we joke about the “digital hearth” — the warm surface above the amplifier and set-top box, a favorite place for cats to nap. Over the years we’ve learned that our cats are always the first to detect which electronics throw off the most waste heat. They’ve learned to discern the differences between on, off and standby modes.
Our cats’ favorite heat sources, even when in standby mode: color laser printers, music components, TVs. The Sony Playstation 3 is also a favorite perch when the curtains are open, as it affords both a heated surface and a comfortable place for bird watching.
And now a new item has been added to the list of cat-enticing heat sources: the home office phone.
Formerly, desktops warmed by Pentium laptops were their all-time favorite heat sources. Now that I’ve switched to an i7 MacBook Pro, there’s much less waste heat, so Lizzie has switched her “love” to the phone.
Signs of progress, I guess…