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.