Sunday, February 18, 2007

Too hot for cats...

Don't worry, I'm not dead! It's just that we've had some full-on THFC weather this weekend. The kind we only get a few days per year down here in Tasmania. Our apartment is on the first floor, and has north and west facing windows (you northern hemisphere cats will have to reverse those directions to understand what I'm getting at: lots of midday and afternoon sun!), so when it's hot, I really flake.

Using my superfeline powers, I find The Coolest Spot in the House and park myself there. I stay as low to the ground as I can possibly go, and stretch out as long and flat as I can make myself.
I don't really sleep, I just lay there and wait until it passes.

It was so hot today that Kate even joined me on the floor at The Coolest Spot. I don't have any photos of that, because Kate wouldn't take any. I don't blame her, she's not half as photogenic as I am... would have made a nice mother/son pic, though.

Today, it reached 35C (around 95F). Even now, at nearly 11pm, it's still 21c (69F). But the best thing just happened. It just started pouring. I don't normally like rain, but I'm inside and I can feel the rain cooling things down. And the rain means there will be lots of interesting smells outside in the morning, when it will hopefully be much cooler!



Daisy said...

Oh Pablo, lookit yer face!!! It is very smart of you to find the very coolest spot. Enjoy the great smells in the morning!

The Borg said...

Dear Pablo,

Shiloh let me use her account as I'm to lazy to get one myself.

I just wanted to say, you know how to keep a cool cat cool. It's a knack, and this cat has it down pat too. Shiloh calls it the "flop", but that's a little downgrading for what is truely elegant and economical.


Luna said...

You are looking so cute !
Your weather is opposide of our weather. Yesterday we had a little bit sunshine and I was looking for the "warmest" place :-)

Kimo & Sabi said...

You look furry comfortable - we likes the rainy smells too!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

The rainy smells are most excellent! We are on the other side where we are looking for the warmer spots - it's 36 degrees F here right now.

China Cat & Willow

Monica said...

Oh poor Pablo! You need to get Kate to buy you an air conditioning unit. It's much better than a fan which gives an unpleasant gust of wind. Air conditioning just cools off the air all around.

You are very smart to lay down low. Tracy says that the "heat rises" so I guess the cool falls down low too.

Merlin said...

You look HOT.

It gets hot like that at my house in July and August. I guess it'll be cool at yer house then.

My mommy says those are really good pickshurs.

Sherman said...

I hate when it's hot. When it's hot out here I lay in the shade and pant. But right now it's cold here.

Luna said...

You look furry comfortable
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(¸.ಌ´*(¸.ಌ´ Lunita)*/

Beto said...

OMG is it EVER!!! the rent payer is even sleeping with ice!!!! chk out my THFC position