The vast majority of the time, Popoki is a very dignified little office cat. She often looks a lot like this, with a straight back, perfectly aligned little front feet and wide-open exotic shorthair eyes. She keeps close watch over me as I work, and every time I peep up at her I am impressed by her quiet dignity.
Unless it's hot. Then she has no dignity at all.
Then she goes into pancake mode, like this.
Note that the wheel of my chair is in the bottom corner of this photo. She's all sprawled out right beside my chair, with her belly exposed for all the world to see. She's probably catching a breeze off the open window near the chair, and I'd assume the floor is cool.
I, of course, tried to silently grab my camera for photos of this little cat hot mess. But she heard me.
She was trying to figure out where the sound came from and how worried about said sound she should be. Finally, she figured out it was me. And then the fun was all over.
This is the last shot I got before Popoki hopped up in disgust. She gave herself a long bath to soothe her crushed ego. Who says cats can't be embarrassed? She seems to have the whole thing mastered.
I'm hoping for cooler temperatures to come soon, but in the interim, I've set up the studio air conditioner. We may have no more belly expositions for awhile. But do tell me what you think of her skills in the comments. I'm sure she'd love to hear your thoughts!
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