Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Heatwave Tips for Kitties





Here in Lansdowne, as in much of the country, we have had quite a heatwave these last two days. Temperatures were in the hundreds and it was very tough on us kitties. Apparently, it was hard on beans too because mommy and daddy went out and got a very large and powerful air conditioner. Ollie is testing it out by seeing if he gets cooler when he sticks his feet on it.
Here are some other tips on beating heatwaves:
1. Sleep more. This conserves your energy and keeps you cooler. (Really who needs an exccuse to sleep more anyway?)
2. Drink lots and lots of water. Sometimes you can forget to do this in the heat but it's very important.
3. Find and lie on cool surfaces.
4. Air out your tummies. The breeze through your tummy hairs helps cool off your whole body.
And, here are some neat ideas from some nice news people in Florida. They suggest ice cubes in the bowl and also giving kitties ice packs. (We assume they mean packs filled with ice cubes and not the real ice packs since we could claw our way through and drink yuckie chemicals.)
Hope all kitties and their beans stay safe and cool in the heatwaves.

6 comments:

Daisy said...

I think the Full Monty pose is EXCELLENT for hot weather!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh yes, those are great tips. A good full Monty pose helps keep the body cool as well. We finally got a cool wave come thru here, but it came with storms to no open windows and lotsa loud boomies. Mommy and daddy are happy for the rain. They're doing a rain/cool off dance for the rest of the country.

Can you do me a favor? Can you email me how you sent a package to Dragonheart? I'd love to send something to Kasham & Othello, but the UPS people said my medium size box would be $104! my email is 1hendrixATfuseDOTnet

Very good package you sent him BTW. Excellent toys and treats!

Chairman Mao said...

Oh yeah, full montys are great when it's hot! I'm sorry it's so hot there, fellers. And you give great tips on stayin' kool -- two kool cats like you two are great to give advice about stayin' kool, that's fur sure!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Those are all very good tips (especially the clarification on ice packs).

小芥 michico said...

The temperature is getting higher for sure.
I especially like the way you said:Air out your tummy. That is one excellent good idea~!

The pictures of your are great~!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh yeah, Air out your tummies!! good stuff!