|Basking in the sun|
Dozens of folk tales from around the world seek to explain why cats love to bask in the sun. One of the more colorful ones is from Romania. In this story, a cat chases a mouse aboard Noah’s ark.
They cause such a commotion that Noah throws both of them overboard. The cat manages to swim back to the ark (yes, cats can swim), and she stretches herself out in the sun to dry. All of her descendants (every cat in the world, that is) do the same thing.