well, summer is here. for many cats, that's not a big deal - but here in arizona, that means temperatures well over 100. now, i'm an indoor cat, as you know, so it's less extreme. but i'm a bit of a drama-laden cat, so it's not surprising that i'm making a big deal of it, right?
anyway, here are some tips to stay cool during those summer months, when your fur just feels like a big bear on your back.don't fall asleep on the windowsill -
at any time of day. even if it's midnight, chances are you'll just nap there until it gets too warm, and then you'll be extra toasty.drink lots of water -
and if your water dish is empty, don't hesitate to seek out your person's drinking glass. if it is a nice wide glass, you can usually just stick your face in there and lap it up. but for the taller, skinnier glasses, you need to use those paws, and reach down there, dip your paw in the water, and lick it off. in addition to getting a drink, you'll be grooming yourself at the same time. nice!avoid the carpet -
during those hot days, i'll go find a spot on the tile floor to nap. the tile is much cooler on my fur, and the floor isn't as hard as it looks.sleep alone -
while i usually like to sleep with my older brother punch, we have found that our usual method of cuddling just causes too much cat to be in one spot. so we have taken to sleeping in our own spots, even for daytime naps, and we'll catch up later on for some grooming and fighting, as necessary.
that's it for now. remember - walking in the heat is for people and dogs! us cats know how to stay cool.