Supposedly, our furry housemates descended from wild cats that lived in arid conditions in and around the Levant. I know my own cats would rather lounge on the front porch on the hottest of days than inside, being cooled by the AC. And when I mean “lounge,” I mean lounge, as in semi-conscious. I used to think this was the strangest behavior, until I came to understand it simply is their nature. To them, the porch is a relatively cool spot, and they’re just hanging out, trying not to get stepped on by a camel.