Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tuesday Tips - Keep Cool!

Kimo: Wowy - it was hot today, and it's supposed to git even hotter this week!

Sabi: I know what ya mean . . . I usually have a lot more energy, but this heat is sucking da life out of me! This girl has the right idea!

Kimo: This heat can literally kill a cat! We have to be furry careful in heat like this - to keep cool and hydrated. Did you know cats can suffer heat stroke just like beans?

Sabi: I know - and desperate times mean desperate measures! I usually hang out on da kitchen floor tile where it's cooler - some kitties like to hang out in bathtubs (sometimes even with a little water).

Kimo: It's even harder for cats that spend most of their time outside. Sometimes outdoor cats have to find water from fountains or ponds, but in this weather some of those things are dried up! There should always be water left out in big bowls and checked frequently. Sometimes it's nice to have a little ice put in the bowls too!

Sabi: And keep them fountains clean . . . there's nothing worse than having to watch a cat slurp some green sludge!

Kimo: Did you know that cats wif pink noses and pads are very susceptible to skin cancer? With global warming, the sun's rays are furry dangerous these days. And basically, being indoor cats, we're just not as acclimated to da outdoors as well as those cats that spend most of their time outdoors.

Sabi: But it's like walking around in a fur coat indoors!!!

Kimo: That's why Mommakitty keeps da ceiling fan on for us, keeps da blinds down so we have shade, and always has water in our bowl. Did you know that just a 15% loss of water is enough to kill a cat?

Sabi: I got to lick some ice cubes today. . . then I got one stuck under the refrigerator!

Kimo: How did you . . . never mind. Anyhoo, here's a great link to Kitty Cat Kiosk where you'll find lots of good info about keeping cool and also how to spot the signs of heat stroke in cats.

Sabi: Be cool cats!
The formula for water is H2O.
Is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?
Lily Tomlin

P.S. from Mommakitty: Kimo and Sabi are not allowed to post about their stroller today because they had a fight last night. While in the house, Kimo was in the stroller (basically would not get out). Sabi attempted to get in it and Kimo threw the first swat . . . the cat fight was on! I'm sorry to report, on the day before their birthday, they are in a stroller time-out (but just for today). A Mommakitty's gotta do what a Mommakitty's gotta do!


Mao said...

Yoo go Kimo!!!! SMAKDOWN! Yer lukky yoo at leest got sumthing fer yer berthday. Nobuddy arownd heer even reemembers that Wenzday is my berthday. Bad enuf I have to have the same berthday as Rocky, but nobuddy remembers it.

Dragonheart said...

I hope that it cools down for you guys soon! Thanks for the tips. Did you know that there is sunscreen available for cats? It can protect the light-coloured cats from sunburn.

小芥 michico said...

Oah my~~
I will never never never ever jump into the swimming pool~
I have my own way to keep cool, but your suggestions are all good.
No.1 is just not work for me~~

Parker said...

Man, what's up with everykitty fighting? It sounds like our house!

Ann M & the Kitties said...

Tocchet absolutely loves ice water. As soon as he hears the ice machine, he comes running (well, as fast as his 15 year old legs will move)!

jcfloresinc said...

Thanks for the tips. Ice sounds good too. It's hot and humid here. Feels like a sauna bath. Maybe it's the heat causing you two to fight. Happy Birthday early!!
Samantha & Tigger

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We thawt dat Sabi din't like da stroller! Or was it just cuz yoo was in it Kimo? We have da air condishuning on again - to hoomid fur mom. Zippy whaped me dis morning fur trying to sniff her ear. She's crabby again...

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We are very lucky this week so far - the humidity is down and the temperature is only in the mid to high 80's! We are totally porch bound! Hope that you get some cooler weather too!

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Monty Q. Kat said...

It's gonna get hot this week too, MomBean's been letting me go into the basement in the afternoons to cool off.

(Who won the fight?)

The Meezers said...

yeah! smakdown!!!! See you gotted enuf siggies for 2 strollers - you should get anofurr one! (sorry mommakitty).

Keep cool guys (and mommakitty and daddykitty too!)

Cheysuli said...

Wow you guys, you must love your stroller. I can't imagine liking such a thing THAT much...

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Monte and Munchkin fight over the computer monitor.
Sabi, I am sorry to hear that Kimo is not letting you get used to the stroller....Missy. ;)

Tara said...

Its been really nice at our mountain house, but its going to get warmer, and when we go home tomorrow, its suppose to be 107!!!!

Kimo, I don't blame you for giving Sabi a smack. The beans sometimes don't understand about possession is 9/10ths of the law. Just remind him that you still love him.

Its too hot to go on the lam, I'd stay home.


Daisy said...

Those are some very good tips. I like to sleep on the tile floor when I get too hot.

Well, a stroller is worth fighting for. Sorry you got in trouble.

Lux said...

Uh-oh about the squabble!

That's great information about heat and cats - thanks!

Tyler said...

It's been getting really hots here too. My momma's been using the cold air machine a lot lately. But I have to tattle on her. We all had a dry water bowl yesterday morning when she gots up. It's time to clean out our waterfall water giver. We drink way more water when it's moving and momma can hear if the water ever gets low. The water just stopped moving like it used to. Momma's gonna try using vinegar with it. I hope she doesn't want me to drink vinegar water!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Tripper wint swimmin' in the sink today! He pooped and peed in his carrier on the way bak frum Bullevard Pet Hospitul so he had to git a bath to git all the dookie offa him. He sed it was vary refreshing. He also sed many werds on my bad werd list. I think he mite have liked it better if he'd bin waring a fashunubul swimsoot like the cat pikcher heer.

Pee Ess: Are yoo guys outta the dawg howse yet?

Jeter and Mickey said...

catz wid pink nozez are "susceptible to skin cancer"????
i hava pink noze az u know.
wut'z "susceptible"?
no mor fitin, brudderz. pleez.
luv--yer bfadm

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

it's very hot here too thanks for tha suggestions and tips!

You'd better not upset mommakitty 'bout the st5roller anymore this might spoil your birfday!! just sayin' you kno!

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, I'm sorry you two fellers got in a fight! I hope you kiss and make up soon.

And thankies for the information about keepin' cool! Furry important this time of year. Stay cool, buddies! Well, you're alwayz KOOL, hehe.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

momsbusy said...

yus has gots to stop fightin ans start sharin. mommakitty mite put up the stroller fer efer if yu cants get along. play nice guys! ars mommees always tells us to be nice cuz we gifs each ofers dirty looks.

yuki & kimiko

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, boys ... You must not fight or your stroller's gonna stay house-bound and that's no fun!

Thanks for the furry good tips for beatin' the heat. It hasn't been too bad here ... Our five ceiling fans are on and the security doors let some breezes in. If it gets too hot, we'll beg for the a/c.

Stay cool and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!