Cat Project Archives for July 30 thru August 3,
30, 2018: "No one can have experienced to the fullest
the true sense of achievement and satisfaction who has
never pursued and successfully caught his tail." -
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Catnip. Melts in your mouth, not in
Cat Mewvie: And ode to Cat Summer!
Feline Art: "Notorious
kitty cool this summer.
by Hattie Gladwell
It's summer, and it's hot. And while lots of cats get to go out to hunt
and play in the sun and the shade, others would rather stay indoors.
If this is your cat, it’s important you keep them cool, especially
during a heat-wave, with our without air-conditioning
Your best bet is to create a shaded space for your kitty if they end
up spending too much time sunbathing in the window.
Use a cardboard box to create a cool, dark spot for your cat, line it
with a towel and surround it with water bottles filled with cool water
and ice cubes to make it the perfect spot for your fluffy friend to cool
You can also create cool treats – by putting canned cat food in
an ice cube tray, making it the perfect ice treat for your feline.
Of course, it’s super important that you have fresh water out for
your cat all the time, making sure it’s as chilled as possible
(which you can ensure by adding ice cubes).
During this heat, you might also find that your kitty isn’t eating
This is because cats do not need as much energy during the summer months
as they do during the winter, when they burn a lot of energy trying to
But if you are wanting to make sure your cat keeps up its appetite, remember
to store dry food in a cool, dry place, and use it as quickly as possible
so that it doesn’t go stale.
Feeding wet food can also be great for a cat’s hydration due to
the water used in it – which is great for cats in the heat.
It’s also really important to make sure you look out for any signs
that your cat could be unwell during this heat; these are very easy to
spot, and once you do, you should head to your vet immediately.
Clare Hamilton, a practice owner and head vet at Cherry Tree Veterinary
Practice, in Lane End, Buckinghamshire, says there’s no need to
worry as long as they’re not unusually quiet, vomiting, or having
diarrhoea after eating.
Clare adds: ‘One way to tell is by feeling the top of their ears,
if they feel hot to you compared to normal, then your cat may have some
form of temperature or fever.’
So, unless your cat is looking unwell – don’t panic.
If they’re enjoying the indoors, keep them cool, keep an eye, and
let them have fun.
31, 2018: "Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight
in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations.
Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: "You shall not pass."
Cat Mewvie: Sleepy box kitties.
Feline Art: "Trash
Cat and Chopper" by Nina Levy.
1, 2018: "Cleanliness in the cat world is usually
a virtue put above godliness." - Carl Van Vechten
Gratuitous Kittiness: "So, you were saying?"
Cat Mewvie: "Katsu Cats"
Art: "Giddyap!" by Goro Fujita.
2, 2018: "Pure herring oil is the port wine of English
cats." - Honore de Balzac
Gratuitous Kittiness: The best pillow EVAH!
Cat Mewvie: Teach your cat to
Feline Art: "Will
You Love Me?"
by Lindsay Wakefield.
3, 2018: "Cats mean kittens, plentiful and frequent." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Whoa! I don't think that was decaf!"