Daily Photo: What Old Cats Do in Hot Weather

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Chilling together in the tub.

The “cool” thing about older cats is they’ve done all this before. It’s been hot, it didn’t go away no matter how much they complained, they found the tub, and that was that. I’m fairly certain these two would have found the tub even if they hadn’t been residing in the bathroom. The tub is now full of cat hair and I’ve had to baking soda-vinegar the drain once already, but if they are happy, I’m happy.

I opened the bathroom door so they could wander the upstairs—all three rooms/200 sq. ft. of it—and blocked the stairs with a baby gate. I’ve done this since Monday and so far, so good. Jojo pretty much stays in the bathroom though she enjoyed an evening stretched on the floor in my studio under the ceiling fan until the spectacular explosions of the transformer put out the lights. But Lakota visits all the rooms, napped on the bed, stretches on the studio floor. When they saw each other he and my cats had a hiss fest then gave it up. My cats stay out of the bathroom and hang out in my studio and on the landing on top of things as they always did and he naps on the floor, it seems to work fine. I’m still trying to prohibit direct contact since they haven’t been FIV/FeLV tested, but hissing at each other from several feet away and vertical distances included is fairly safe.


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5 thoughts on “Daily Photo: What Old Cats Do in Hot Weather

  • July 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm
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    Glad everyone is keeping cool — both temperature and temperament. The cats here all seem to be dealing with the heat better than I… but, of course, THEY don’t have to venture out. Only a couple more weeks ’til solar autumn. 🙂

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  • July 18, 2013 at 11:49 am
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    jojo N lakota…did ewe heer what yur mom just said bout ewe…her said ewe were OLD !!! if ewe R knot gettin a social seCATitee chek in de mail each month…ewe kittehz R knot old !!!

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    • July 18, 2013 at 11:52 am
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      Tabbies, kitties have natural Social Security from the time they enter here! And the two are proud of what they’ve accomplished and learned over the years, compared to the young’ns downstairs.

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