The cat loaf is a typical stance for felines to assume when they want to relax. They are confident enough in the safety and convenience of their surroundings
sleep in a loaf position, with their feet tucked in close to their bodies.
However, the posture of the rest of your cat's body might provide you with additional information regarding their degree of comfort.
If they are entirely calm, they will either have their eyes closed or will be slowly blinking at you as they are in the loaf position.
On the other hand, if they are staring at you intently, clamping their ears tightly against their head, or flicking their tail, this may indicate that they are feeling annoyed or protective.
The fact that cats were initially found in arid environments explains why they are always looking for somewhere comfortable to curl up in.
In addition, their core body temperature is typically quite a deal higher than yours, ranging on average from 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than yours.
When a cat's body is contorted into the shape of a loaf, they are better able to maintain their body temperature.