Can't imagine how bad it must be for the cats in Australia during the heat wave there, when even this Dunedin Tabby has been moping around looking for a cool bush to lie under. And our temperatures have 'only' been hitting the 30s, not the 40s.
According to the famous mathematical thought experiment, Schroedinger's cat is neither dead nor alive. So it's a cool concept if you don't like being locked into binaries. Not so good if you don't like being locked into a lethal booby-trapped box. And from the cat's point of view, there is no ambiguity at all.