Where Does Your Pet Retreat from the Heat?

Since he was a wee lad, our pup Arlo has slinked off to behind the bathroom tub when the weather gets hotter than 80 degrees. This is a destination that he only uses when it's hot. His retreat made sense to us when there was old crackling linoleum, before we put down the controversial bathroom carpeting, but now?

Now that there's carpet, Arlo's practice makes much less sense to us. It seems that we're all creatures of habit. Deep down he's probably as disgusted by the bathroom carpet as many of you are. It's also fascinating how often we forget that this is his heat wave ritual, as we scour the apartment looking for him.

How about your creatures — do they have favorite spots in your home that the slip away to when the weather gets warm?'

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