Friday, December 8, 2023
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Daily Photo: Who’s That Black Kitty in the Sink?

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Jojo discovered the bathroom sink.

Maybe it’s a black cat thing. This one has long hair, otherwise, the black and green theme still works just as well, only longer hairs on the sink. Normally she gets up and greets me and talks and walks in circles, but today she’s literally just chilling in the sink. And now I can let Jojo get back to her nap since her photo opp is done.

It’s been hot, above 90 degrees all week and I have no air conditioning. I can keep the house more than tolerable in the 80s, and even one day of 90 or above, especially if the nights are cool, but a week of this and I was actually quite concerned about my two geriatric residents. I had started leaving the bathroom door open during the day with a baby gate at the top of the steps, and the regulars came and went and stayed on top of things while Lakota and Jojo pretty much stayed on the floor, and were confined at night, and we all got along pretty well. But Lakota seemed like he was pacing and vocalizing a little too much—he’s a very busy kitty and talks quite a bit, but this was more than I’m accustomed to—and Jojo was just plain limp. Was this the beginnings of heat stroke? I managed to get a lot of air blowing in there and came downstairs to work since it seemed Lakota laid in the tub for a few minutes then got out and came to tell me it was hot, then went back in the tub, back and forth. When I left the area and I wasn’t around to complain to, he had a good long nap in the tub. Now storms have moved in and though it isn’t raining yet the temperature has dropped 15 degrees. I’ve been waiting for this all week, but especially today; I actually made arrangements with a friend where Lakota and Jojo could go overnight if the heat didn’t break.

But we’re all chillin’ now, and glad the heat wave is over!

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Who’s That Black Kitty in the Sink?

  • Paulette Smith

    Beautiful photo! Sure glad it’s finally getting a little cooler for all of you, especially your old timers!

    • Paulette, yes, though with these two sleeping in the tub and sink I have to be really careful to clean it out well before I shower or brush my teeth! I can’t keep up with all their loose fur.

  • Thank goodness – It’s been a tough week!

    • Vicki, I was really concerned for them and even had a place for them to go on Friday if the heat didn’t break.


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