Source: @heinrich0710 Kotatsu-Loving Cat Stunned By Its Warm Winter Shelter’s Sudden Disappearance 2019-03-27 Wed 2019-03-27 Wed Kotatsu: A way to stay warm in winter Kotatsu (炬燵 or コタツ), low table frames first covered by a quilted futon or blanket then a table top with an electric heating element under it, are a fixture in living rooms in many Japanese homes during winter months, especially in traditional homes which lack central heating. People will usually sit with their legs stretched out beneath the covers as they watch TV, study, eat mandarin oranges, read or do whatever they usually do in the living room. If you've never seen one before, here's an underside view revealing how it's made. (You can see the table top protruding from the blanket at the top left corner): Hustvedt [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons A cozy hideout for cats As you can imagine, cats just love sources of warmth in winter time, sometimes even going as far as being romantically attached to heaters. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the comforting warmth and cozy space beneath a kotatsu would be a cat's favorite hideout during cold months. This certainly seems to have been the case in the home of Twitter user @heinrich0710, whose black cat was caught completely off guard when its owner decided to do a bit of Spring cleaning. @heinrich0710 元こたつで呆然とする猫 pic.twitter.com/6cpwqRKN00— はいんりひ (@heinrich0710) March 21, 2019 "Cat looking stunned in the former kotatsu" Since kotatsu also serve as normal tables during non-winter months, it's common practice to remove the blanket when the weather becomes warmer, which usually happens around this time of year. However, when its owner removed the blanket, this cat was left sitting under a suddenly open space, staring with its eyes wide open in amazement... @heinrich0710 When it finally recovered from the initial shock, it began circling the table in disbelief. You can almost imagine it thinking: "What happened to my cozy hideout?" Sorry, kitty, but you'll have to wait until next winter to see your beloved kotatsu again... By - Ben K. Source:@heinrich0710 Tags: Cat / Kotatsu / Spring cleaning / Winter grape Japan Latest Kotatsu-Loving Cat Stunned By Its Warm Winter Shelter’s Sudden Disappearance Related Article Cat Sniffs Fanta Lemon And Instantly Regrets It 13 Cats Line Up To Have Dinner In An Orderly Manner… Until This Happens Even Your Cat Will Appreciate Having These Cat-Shaped Bread Loaves For Breakfast 5 Minutes Of Separation From Its Human Is Too Much For This Cat To Handle Cute Japanese “Onsen” Litter Box Gives Cats Another Layer Of Self-Privacy These Kitties Cling To Your Earphone Cables! They’re So Cute You’ll Want To Take A Whole Clowder With You!