Sunday, June 08, 2008

At Least I'm Not Wearing a Fur Coat

This is Squeaky's preferred method of staying cool:


Stretching out in front of a breeze to ensure maximum belly-cooling potential.

For those who asked, an explanation of what Cold Fish does can be found here. No, there's no pattern for it. I just kind of made it up.

One thing New Jersey has over Texas--the effin' humidity.

Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse--98. I never thought I'd say this, but thank god I'm going to work. There's A/C at work for me and Dr. Mad Scientist and at school for Chunky.

Of course I'll probably bite the bullet and leave the fans on all day for the furbags.




Blogger Carol said...

yup, my 3 look the same! As flat as flat cna be in front of the Window waiting for a breeze. Of course they are being dumb, we have a room air conditioner and keep the bedroom cool when it is this hot, so we can take cooling breaks. The kitties could spend 98% of their time sleeping up there if they had half a brain between them! The which they clearly don't....

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do cats sweat? I know that dogs don't, that is why they pant, but what about cats? I have never seen a cat pant. Love, Mom

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Poor kitty. Mine look a bit lethargic and miserable today too. I can't imagine having all that fur!

12:56 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Mwahaha! Squeaky looks miserable. Today the air conditioning is doing a nice job of keeping the apartment cool, but when I'm gone and it's off, I'm sure my poor Corey the Cat! looks like Squeaky.

To answer Mom's question, I think they sweat through their paw pads.


1:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I hear you - it's been close to 100 here in Cleveland for the past few days, and isn't supposed to cool down until mid-next week. I have two room air conditioners downstairs, but the rest of the house is so horribly hot with no central air. : ( My cat has been walking around meowing, like I can do something about her being hot. Too bad cats hate water or she could take a nice cool bath, ha, ha!

2:08 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Is it hot outside? It's hard to tell when it's a frosty 74 inside the house. (What can I say, we're wussies.)

2:45 PM  
Blogger Dame Wendy said...

Our kitty is doing the same thing as your kitty. I suspect he likes the heat though. :)

3:16 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm actually glad to be going to work too. Poor Pi doesn't have a/c at school. She has a "dress down" card she earned months ago, so she's going to use that to go to school in shorts and a t-shirt rather than a wool jumper. GO away heat!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Um, I think that katze is just asking for a gooooood belly rub! OOOO!

And dude, I've seen Monster pant after chasing a feather on a fishing pole for a long time. Haha!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I swear cats see in infrared. That's how they know where to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Welcome to Florida! ;-)

6:12 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

I can't stand humidity...that is one thing we don't have to worry about here in CA. I would have to agree on the glad to be going to work tomorrow too. I still love your cold fish idea!! Try to stay cool!!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

It's insanely hot here too. Poor kitty, sometimes, having fur sucks.

Just don't shave the cat. I know somebody who did this, and the cat got depressed in a huge way.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I hate this weather :( And who wouldn't leave the fans on - that furbag is adorable!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Please don't hate...I can't wait to go to work tomorrow either, it'll be warm there...

Bez, I'd love to trade weather, my wee stunted avocado trees are threatening suicide. And my potted garden? HA HA HA...all of my seedlings froze back when they told us we'd finally hit spring another blogger pointed out in my reading journey today...Seattle is having worse weather right now than ICELAND.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Mother Necessity said...

I'm going to try the frozen water bottle thing tonight - we're in the same boat with no air conditioning. I don't have time to knit up those cold fish covers (really cute) but hopefully a towel will do the trick.

Thanks for the great idea!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I thought of you last night when I was in bed .... Or rather, your "cold fish" ;).

I didn't use a frozen water bottle, but we do have some of those therapeutic wraps that can be heated or cooled for various "injuries" and aches. We keep them in the freezer, and I brought a couple of them to bed with me. It was, actually, pretty comfortable ;). What a good idea you had there :).

12:18 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I took a picture of my fat cat....he lays right on his back. He looks like a turtle stuck on its shell. It is quite funny. I am sure it is too keep his belly cool.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

the pot garden looks great!!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Danee said...

wow, your kitty looks just like my Charlie! Well, not exactly, but they could be related they look so similar. I was wondering when you had the time to get to my apartment to take a picture of him, because your carpet looks so much like mine too!

5:14 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Tell your Mom that cats do pant!

7:05 PM  

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