7 Photos That Prove Bombay Cats Are Basically Heat-Seeking Missiles

If you can't find your heating pad, chances are your Bombay cat is borrowing it.

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"This is the best spot on the planet." Via spotticusmaximus/Instagram
Katrina Rossos

Like most cats, the beautiful Bombay enjoys being warm. But the Bombay, which looks like a miniature panther with onyx-colored fur and bronze eyes, has developed a reputation for really loving the heat. Like a lot.

Dubbed “heat-seekers,” this cat breed will go out of its way to seek the warmest spot in the house. They’ll seek out open laps and patches of sun. You can often find them cozied up in front of the fireplace. And you can definitely expect to share your bed with your Bombay.

Here are seven photos that prove Bombay cats love being warm and toasty.

1. They wrap themselves up in blankets like a burrito.

2. They delight in sitting by a sunny window.

3. They hog all of the covers.

4. They love to sit by a running dryer.

5. They enjoy a nice hot cup of tea (or, at least they enjoy snuggling next to it).

6. They’ll snag a spot on the stove if the oven is still warm.

7. And lastly, this is the look you’ll get if you put them out in the cold.

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  • This is exactly my Lola

    Brian Decarlo April 4, 2016 2:41 pm Reply
  • My kitty likes going near the window when the sun is shining also he enjoys sitting near the space heater I have to make sure he isn’t to close I don’t want him to get burned also he enjoys snuggling with my blankets his name is gypsy my other kitty he the total opsite of his brother I love animals so loveing incredible adorable there’ silly and my kitty’s make me happy. They both makes sure that they get my intention if Iam on my phone or doing house work if Iam not giving them intention they both will let.me know there so very special to me I couldn’t imagine my life without them

    patty April 4, 2016 3:04 pm Reply
  • My cat Tushie loves to slip under the bed covers beside my mother. He will lie there beside her for hours. Then he’ll come to me, and lie on my pillow, curled around my head, just so I won’t feel neglected (I’m sure, LOL).

    Amy Connellan April 4, 2016 9:26 pm Reply
  • My vet said she thinks my cat is a Bombay, however he has the angular body features of an Oriental Cat. He does have a lot of attributes of these cats, though.

    Gail Kelleher April 5, 2016 9:44 am Reply
  • beautiful panthers

    catherine lingg April 5, 2016 11:47 pm Reply
  • Beautiful pictures but these are NOT bombay cats. I am surprised as the article even links to your page of the Bombay, which states that bombays are pedigree and conform to Burmese/Asian breed standards in europe and america. These cats are just black moggies that are not pedigree. I believe this to be misinforming, especially on an information site for animals.

    Lucy April 14, 2016 12:35 pm Reply
  • I have to agree with Lucy. Although black cats are wonderful and beautiful, not all black cats are Bombays. The Bombay is a registered pedigree, and a site dedicated to pets should know the difference. The cats pictured in the article are black domestic short hairs, not pedigreed Bombays. I have one of each and love them both the same, but there is a difference.

    Elizabeth October 19, 2016 10:17 am Reply

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