Thursday, June 29, 2017

It's too hot!

Ringo is in the house right now. Normally he is an outside cat, but he's been looking very poor lately, acting like he wanted in side, and we thought that some time in the AC would help him. 
   It hasn't been that hot, mid 90's, but the heat index has been over 100 for a few days. (You know it's hot when an afternoon shower just makes it sulty.)
He's really lost a lot of weight and just looks like he's suffering. He started looking better for a couple of days when it wasn't so hot but it didn't last.
   I decided to bring him in today when I saw that he had pink gloop in the corner of his eyes and wasn't very frisky. He doesn't get along with the inside cats, or most cats really, so we set him up in my room. He started looking better within an hour or so. The other cats better watch out! He might be able to go out later tonight or tomorrow.
   A few of the other outside cats have been looking bad so we might have to rotate them inside so they can cool down as well.
   We are going to get more proactive about putting ice in the cats water, at least twice a day from now on instead of once a day.  Mom's going to start tossing ice around where the cats like to lay, to try and cool them down. Unless that seems to annoy them, of course. 
   We have been dumping ice in the chickens water and spraying the run with cool water nearly everyday for while now, but I didn't think we would have to worry so much about the cats since they have so many trees to lay under. I guess that just go to show that you need to watch everyone in the heat.
  Thanks for reading, I hope you have a bat-tastic day and stay cool. 

P.S. Happy 4th of July!

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