July 4th 2012 8:07 pm
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So – I guess summer is finally here. Happy 4th of July, everyfur! I know some of you are dealing with even hotter temperatures, but it was in the mid 90’s here today and none of us could stand to be outside for any length of time…except Fearless. She’s out there most all day. Sleeper and I figure it’s evidence of brain damage, and it’s bad manners to make fun of the poor thing – so sad. (Hehehe…)
Anyway, we’re doing pretty good, except Sleeper fell off the ramp in the cattery, or something (she’s not telling; I think she’s embarrassed, because it probably happened because she weighs too much), and she pulled a ligament. The pawrents didn’t take her to the vet right away because they figured it was a simple sprain and not too serious, but then she kept limping. It was a relief for them when they took her in and had the vet confirm that it wasn’t anything more serious than it was. The vet gave them some pain meds for her, which promptly knocked her on her butt! But, as it turned out, she almost immediately made a turn-around after seeing him. I think it was a psychological thing – once serious problems were ruled out, she felt better!
Meanwhile, the pawrents dismantled the feral shelter day before yesterday. When the weather starts to get cold again, they’ll build another, but this time it will be a series of individual cubbyholes – enough to hold 14 or 15 should do it. That way, even if a raccoon or possum shows up, they will only take up one or two of the cubbys and not the whole shelter!
Also, that Marble Cat seems to have become a permanent addition to the feral colony. Plus the one unspayed female who probably is already pregnant is hanging around a lot, eating whenever there’s food to eat. We could hope that will be the end of the new additions, but if there are babies in the future…well, we’ll see.
We probably won’t be around too much still this summer, but we’ll drop in from time to time to see what furs are up to. Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat. Unless, of course, you live near Pasadena or LA where the temps were 68 degrees or something similarly outrageous – hissssss! :) All the best,
Samhain - “Nothing personal, Strictly business”
Happy Summer Samhain!
It has actually been cool here. Sorry, wish I could send out some to other cats that are too hot.
Thanks for the update on the ferals. Sounds like a cool shelter you have planned for them next winter. They are very lucky that you take care of them.
Stay cool and see you when we see you!!
Hey Zack and Jezzie! Yeah, we wish you could send a little of the coolness this way, too. But maybe you did, 'cause we had a rainstorm last night and it's definitely better outside at the moment and overcast. The Mama says the garden is growing like crazy!!!
Hi Samhain, Sleeper, Fearless, Zack 'n Jez~! I know da summer time iz really tooo hot fur me also~! I like to go out ona my harness early mornin'z but still it'z in da 80's 'n warmz up FAST~! I guess, from what MILO sez, I iz a whimp, coz I start pantin' outside but den, I really purrlay HARD~! Giggles~! Yeah dem ferals r really fortunate dey got U to protect 'em~! Soundz like a really kewl wif lotza cubby holes to hide in~! I so glad Sleeper feelz better too~! 'n U got rain??? Purrlease send some our way~!! Dat halpz Ur garden grow~!!
Purrz 'n love,
MALLEE 'n MILO too
Hiya Mallee! You get to walk on a leash, too? Isn't it the greatest?! But, dang - the pawrents won't take us every day because of the heat, and the Sleep's leg, too - though she's OK now pretty much. Yeah, the rain cooled things off and the plants grew like a foot overnight, the Mama says!
Hi Samhain, good to hear from you and your sisters.
You were only in the mid 90's? It was even hotter for us yesterday, close to 100 or more, for a while anyway. It's a little cooler out in the county, I think. This heat has been awful and has been affecting me (and Mom).
Glad Sleeper wasn't hurt when she fell. Those little individual cubbies sound like a great idea!
Are you going to write more about your new tagline? It sounds cute, and it makes me curious.
We'll see you cats when we see ya'!
Yeah, Gumpy - I think we're often a little cooler because we're up on a "hill" with a breeze. That works for us as well when it's a light frost and the cold air flows down the hill from us. However, come heavy weather and you'd think we were sitting through a hurricane or blizzard!
As for the tagline: it's the pawrent's little joke that I am too self-involved. Hel-lo-o, I'm a cat. It's my job to be self-involved.Thus: "nothing personal; strictly business."
Hissssss...it's been in the 100s here. Everything looks wilty including Mom. MOL.
Poor Sleeper, she's sooo sweet! Kiss her boo boo for me!
About the different cubbies ..good idea. Racoons are pretty cool but possums are nothing but big ole rats!
Zachie! I'll take that kiss directly, you sweetie you!