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and...*Angels Grayce, KonaKitty, and Sylvester* always loved, never forgotten




Friday, July 9, 2010

Formerly Feral Friday: Keepin' Cool with Maui

Kitties!
Maui here...Mommy has been giving me my anti-inappropriate pee-ing pills so I'm calm enough for a report!
Here at the Lounge it's been really really REALLY hot. The Catio is up to 110F (at least!) every afternoon. So we kitties have figured out some ways to stay cool.
You might notice that there are no leaves on the trees behind me. Daddy took this picture early last Spring, when it was cool outside and we lived on the catio 24/7. My furz are all fluffed out and thick to keep me warm in the cool air.

Here I am a couple of months ago. As the weather gets warmer we start moving down levels on the Catio and migrate to the North side of the house. I'm lounging in front of the french doors off of the Great Room here. The concrete stays cool up next to the house and I'm taking advantage of that. Feel free to admire my nice "grill-marks" on my hinders. And fronters.




Nowadays, since it's so dang hot Out, you'll most often find us Kats up against the foundation, belly or back pressed up to the cool concrete. We don't HAVE to be outside, but this is where we like to be. Mommy went along the house and moved stuff out of the way so we'd have a lot of space for squashing ourselves up against the house. Mommy's nice like that.
(Notice the Evil Dyson on the table in the left side of the picture? It's up in the air so we can't pee on it like it deserves.)
(rats!)



Of course, when the heat gets to be too much, we come inside, cool off on the tile, and then stake out some real estate on the Big Bed.
Kitties, this is the Bomb! When I was a feral Kat I NEVER had it this good. The indoor life is toe-curlingly great!
Happy Friday, Kitties!
XX Maui, reporting in a calm and cool manner...for now.

35 comments:

  1. Those are lovely cute and curly toes. We are very glad we don't get the hots like you. It has cooled down here now but still sticky at night. Two nights ago dad woke up and couldn't see me. He looked out of the bedroom window and I was curled up asleep in a tiny ball right in the middle of the lawn.I slept there all night instead of my plant pot or on the bed.
    I agree, CC and I do look alike.
    Flynn

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  2. Awwww Gorgeous Maui!!!! You are one cool kitty!! Me and Charlie adore your floofy toesies up in the air like that!! Your mum is really lovely to move things aways so you kitties can lean close to the concrete and tiles! Shame about the dyson! Nevermind!! :-)

    Have a lovely Friday! We hope you continue to stay and keep cool!

    Take care
    x

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  3. Wow. And we though it was hot here! Love that toe picture!!

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  4. Those curly back paws are TOO cute!

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  5. Nice grill marks! It is very neat-o how you hug the foundation to stay cool. You kittehs are smart!

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  6. Maui, that toe-curl pic is so cute! You certainly do have a fantastic forever home with a great human mom and dad. And we hope you keep calm...and cool!

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  7. Those all sound like good ways to keep cool. We're no where near 110F, but today it may get in the 80s here and that's hot for us.

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  8. Hi Maui oh boy do we know what you mean about
    it being H O T!!! Mom says we can cook eggs on our sidewalk. If she tries to serve eggs to Dad tomorrow I'll tell him to run for his life.

    Happy Weekend,
    Madi and Mom

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  9. I wish I could send you som eof our cool. Have a great weekend.

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  10. We're glad you're feeling cool and calm for the moment, Maui. We will swap you some of our colds if you like.

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  11. Maui, we can't imagine being an outdoor cat living in the desert. We're so glad you have a fab place to live now. Stay cool friends!

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  12. Maui we love your toes all curly and floofy. We laughed about the dyson!!

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  13. Your curly, floofy toesies are so cute! We're glad you can find ways to stay cool in the heat of the Vegas summer! We're very happy that you have such a loving home too!

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  14. That is hysterical about the dyson. It does need to peed upon. Maybe you could jump up on it and give it a little pee anyway.
    Glad you have a good way to stay cool. It is so darn hot. Have a great week end.

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  15. I love it that you pee on your enemy the hoover - Archie just hates ours and runs away as soon as we touch it! xx

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  16. Even England is having a heat wave! Keep cool. Maybe you can sleep by the toilet and then if you need a drink you can easily have a sip before resuming your nap.

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  17. Ferals are fantastic! Glad to see another one has been homed. Congratulations on your up and coming grandson. Babies are so wonderful and fills your soul with hope.
    Stay cool. Today the temps have dropped in our neck of the woods and we appreciate it very much.
    Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

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  18. Maui, we are so glad that your pills helps you to be happy! We loves your report on beating the heat. Was very informatide. We not goes outside in the day, but we not has such a great place to hang. Hopes you stay cool!
    Happy weekend kitties.

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  19. I love that last toesie picture!!! Glad the pills must be working!!!

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  20. Beautiful photos, Maui; we love your awesome floofy furs and handsome face...And those cute toes make our Mommy want to kiss them!...Glad you sweet kitties are staying cool in this terrible heatwave...Happy weekend lovely friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  21. Maui
    We enjoyed your grilled stripes and your floofy curled toes and how you say cool in the catio in the heat of 110 degrees (WOW)!

    Happy Friday
    Purrs
    Abby

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  22. Wow it is great that you have so many ways to stay cool! We hope that the weather there gets a little cooler so you can relax a bit more though, and not have to keep finding cool spots!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  23. Hi Maui, I'm so glad you have a great indoor life now. It sounds fab! Your grill marks are gorgeous and so are your toesies. It's hot here too but in the 90's. We have humidity and I'm guessing you don't, which helps. Hope you all stay cool this weekend!

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  24. That is hot, hot, HOT!!! We are glad you can go in to cool off, many kitties and humans don't have that choice. We have had sooo much heat and humidity here that our pawrents have had to keep watering the new plants that were just put in this spring. Mom says she doesn't want to see the next electric bill!!!!! Hey, maybe fill one of those pools with water and go swimming!=^Y^=

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  25. Ugh, dat is too hot...stay cool. Yoor right, being a housecat is waaaaay better den liffing in da out.

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  26. It's great that you have the cool spots!

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  27. I am very happy that all of you have some cool places to relax. The tile floor sounds like the best thing ever! I think your catio is really wonderful.
    I hope it gets cooler here too

    bonks for a happy day

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  28. Maui, you are one gorgeous girl -- I love your "grill marks" -- quite the stunning tabby stripes! It is indeed funny how you keep cool by belling up to the concrete foundation. Quite innovative -- whatever works!

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  29. mAYBE you could get your Daddy to put up a mister on the catio. We used to live in California and had one there. It really helped drop the temperature, and yes our cats would go into the mist .

    Purrz and thanks for visiting our blog.

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  30. Maui you and the others sure have found a unique way to cool off up against the foundation like that. We are lucky in that we have a cool basement for when the heat gets too bad here.

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  31. Grill Marks! Mom snorted!

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  32. Concrete in the shade is really good fer coolin off on! Our patio is unner the deck above an there are trees shadin the deck, so we are double-shaded there.

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  33. Boy, if there's one thing you kitties know, it's how to stay cool in the HEAT! Guess we shouldn't complain, eh?

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  34. Yoo guys are the coolest cats we know! Sounds like yoo have all got it sussed (well except for how to damij the evil Dyson).

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  35. Star - [horrified]"There are anti-inappropriate pee-ing pills?!? Whatever you do, don't let my dad know!!!"

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!