Greetings. Snoops and Kommando Kitty here with another edition of Cat Forum. To be perfectly honest, we have been too hot to really do anything this week, so we thought about writing about how hot we are. But that would be boring since everyone else is hot too.
Instead, we did some research on how to keep cool. Some were pretty basic like never let your human lock you in a hot car or stay out of the sun as much as possible. But some made more sense, so we’re sharing those. (If you’re one of those kitties who like to swim, that is another option.)
Enjoy ice treats – We were really excited because we thoug it they might have recipes for mousesicles or moths on ice. No such luck. It’s pretty much licking ice balls. Maybe you could ask your human to add tuna juice. Sometimes Mom adds ice cubes to our water fountain.
Play with ice cubes – We don’t really understand this suggestion because the “experts” also say we should limit play during the hottest part of the day. You need a hard surface to do this game. It may cool off your front paws which could make you feel cooler.
(Yes, it’s an actual cooling bed you can get from AliExpress)
Lay on a cooling mat – You will need to talk to either your human or Alexa to get one of these. You can cool the whole side that is laying on It. It’s like an electric blanket for the summer. We do not recommend lying in ice cubes
Wrap yourself in wet towels or have your human stroke you with wet hands – This one sounds a little icky to us. But it probably works if you don’t mind your human wiping their hands on you like you’re a towel.
Have your human brush you daily – Hopefully, you already have your human trained to either brush you daily or on command. Loose furs can get trapped in your coat and add to the heat of the season. Besides, we all look even more beautiful freshly brushed.
Elevate your bed – It’s a good idea to sleep where the air can circulate below you as well as around you. We recommend a shelf on a cat tree in the shade as a good possibility. If your human has a shelf that is open to air flow, that is another choice. Make sure you have cleared it before you try to sleep.
Get a personal fan – Once again, you will need your human’s help. A fan is one of those things where the blades go around an make a breeze. Be sure that your fan is large enough to cool the air, but not so large that it ruffles your furs. Never put your paw near it. It’s your human’s job to turn it on and adjust it.
Close the drapes – Unfortunately, when you’re too hot, it’s no time to sleep in sun puddles. The direct sun will make you even hotter. So stake out a spot in a nice shady spot and sleep in comfort. The heat wave will end eventually, and you can return to sun worship.
And one final word – Hydrate! Drink as much water as possible to keep your insides and outsides healthy.
All pictures courtesy of Google Images.
28 thoughts on “Cat Forum: Beating the Heat.”
MOm and I loved every picture and of course, suggestion.
Thank. We were especially fond of the melting cat. It was very hot when we put it together. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Good tips! And we will soon need them here! Meows, Leah and Franklin
Thank you! Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Wow! I’m so glad y’all posted this! Being Maine Coon and Norwegian we get pretty hot! Even our older sister Himalayan, is having a hard time cooling off, and her fur’s not as thick as ours. Sometimes We worry about her. She sleeps slot in the day.
We get groomed pretty regularly, but sometimes it’s just not enough. The ice idea is 😎cool!😉
We have a small shade garden with a fountain we play in when evening comes!🐾
I think we’ll try out some of your 💡💡ideas!
from , Sterling, Shadow, Sassy n Rain!🐾💜🐈
Thanks so much! Enjoy the shade!🐱🐱🐱💜🐈🐾🐾
Thank yu! You do sound especially furry. Sleeping a lot in the heat is another way of coping. Our mom does it all the time. We think she might be part cat. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Lol!😹 Our mom does to! She even tries to speak cat!😸 We don’t tell her she makes no sense!🐱💕By the way…We have decided we Love the ice idea 💡! We get a big bowl of it on hot days! When it melts…yummmm…ice water!💕💕💕 yes!!
Thank you all for the great tips😻💜🐾🌈
Oooh! Some awesome tips as well as great buying choices for the cool cat in need of chillin’ out, MOL
One thing for sure is that staying cool and hydrated is a must.
Thank you! You’re right. Without the water, the rest of the tips don’t work. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Inside the fridge looks good, but the fans are all we get normally. Luckily we are having the coldest July in 18 years! Who knew? It’s good to live in the north.
We only have fans too. We are jealous of your weather. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
What great tips – and pictures !
Great tips! My Jinx tried to get in the fridge, but I think it was more for the chicken in there. Stay cool !
Thank you! Snoops stretched up a couple of times to see if there was anything good
guyz…it IZ inn sane ….hot much heet iz a round….we hope everee one ther iz stayin chillax…we gotta try that ice cube trix….pluz like when it meltz ya could use de waterz for fishin 🙂 !!!
That is a great idea!
Now I know how to keep COOL…and Happy😸Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday🐾😽💞
Glad we could help. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Love the pics! I definitely got some giggles out of that article. Our own Nilla has been tortured by the heat. Looking forward to trying some of these tips.
Glad you enjoyed it. Heat is the worst. All this fur and nothing like a reverse electric blanket. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Those are some funny pictures. I sometimes put ice cubes in the water dish but the giant ice ball is a great idea. I think I will try something like that.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to do it
I was thinking of putting water in a medium sized bowl, freezing it, and then popping it out upside down onto a pan.
That sounds good