Our cat seems to feel the heat of the afternoon too....

@ardoy0731 (7308)
Philippines
September 23, 2012 12:54am CST
It is really a hot afternoon today. It seems that our cat named Garfield feels the heat of the weather today. He looks sleepy yet looks irritated. He is walking and walking around the kitchen and in the living room as if wondering sometimes. Then he will lay and walk again. I think he is finding a place where he can sleep and where is not freaking hot. By now, he was lying and hoping to sleep in front of our desk fan in the living room. I think he feels more comfortable now and will get to sleep later on.
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@Loverbear (4924)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Don't be surprised if you find Garfield in the sink or the bath tub. I had a cat that would curl up in those areas when it got so hot. My cats don't react to the heat so much and they can be found on anyplace soft, like the stack of my teddy bears that are waiting to be stuffed (I keep a towel over the box of them to keep the cat hair out of the box). I have one outside cat that sleeps under the house when it is so hot, the basement type area is really cool and temperature controlled. I store containers of furs under the house for that reason. Of course Garfield will look irritated as cats spend two thirds of their lives napping, so his sleep is being interrupted by being so uncomfortable in the heat. During the heat wave if Garfield sleeps in front of the fan, then keep it going. It's far better for his health to have him comfortable. Also make sure that you change his water often (I change my cat's water three to four times a day, making sure that the water is nice and cool...I live in an area that gets to 110 degrees and more during the summer into the fall.) If it is really hot I will add ice cubes to help keep the water cool. Cats water intake increases enormously during the summer because they don't sweat and they need to take in water to help regulate their temperature. DON'T wet down your cat! A lot of people think this is an answer for the cat's heat problems. You can make your cat seriously ill if you decide to soak them with cool or cold water. Their systems can't take the shock. If Garfield is anything like one of the dogs we had, he will hog the fan (or air conditioner) We had a dog that blew several fuses because he laid up against the air conditioner in our motor home. We all cooked in the 115 degree heat but the dog was comfortable! Hug Garfield for me! I wish I could do something to make him comfortable, but there really isn't too much a person can do for their cat in hot weather.
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@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
29 Sep 12
Well Garfield used to go to the bathroom all the time once he saw the door is open. I think he feel that it is cooler there to stay. Mow the weather seems to be cooler now due to rain for the past few days due to the typhoon said on the news n
@shskumbla (3338)
• India
23 Sep 12
I also have cat here. I think it too feel like that. It always wanted to sleep means do not like to do some works for itself. That is also like your cat. This is not only for cats, we also feel like that. Because we put fan in our room.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
24 Sep 12
Well Garfield don't want to play that much yesterday maybe due to the hot weather. Maybe he just wanted to just stay in one place and sleep.I found him under the couch last night.
@shskumbla (3338)
• India
29 Sep 12
oh...! poor
• Greece
27 Sep 12
Cats must feel the heat, they cannot remove their fur coats. I wonder if Garfield is a long haired cat. I have two, one long haired and one short. The long haired one feels the heat and sleeps on her back stretched out fully. It is a sight to behold. She often sleeps stretched out along the wall in the living room, I think it must be a cool spot. The other cat sleeps curled up and I thought all cats did that until I got Lucy my longhaired friend. She also likes the fan, but not too much of it as it ruffles her fur.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
29 Sep 12
Well he has short furs. He really staying in cool spot of tr house just like the bathroom when he had chance when it was leave the door open. I really love to see him sleeping that has so many positions that so funny so see.
@dorannmwin (36620)
• United States
25 Sep 12
It is definitely the truth that our furry friends feel the effects of very hot weather just as much as we do, if not more because of the fact that they are wearing their fur coat all year long. During the very hot summer that we've just gotten through here, I know that my dogs and cats were suffering from the heat. They spent a lot of time just laying around and they also were drinking a whole lot more than they would have been drinking if it had not been so hot.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yeah our pets also feel the hotness or coldness of the weather that make them feel so uncomfortable. We really have to check them all the time and take care of them well.
@akagami (250)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 12
hehe that cats always cute and funny.he will look for place that make him comfortable and then he will sleep on that.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
24 Sep 12
Garfield really looked for place where he can be comfortable yesterday due to hot weather.I do found him inside the bathroom and under the couch last night.Maybe he find it cooler there than in the kitchen.