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Tips for staying cool in the summer

Summer is in full swing over here and while I enjoy the variety of insects in the air, I must say I'm not such a big fan of the summer heat. The temperatures in the past week have reached and passed 33 °C (over 90 °F), which isn't easy to deal with if you're covered in multiple layers of fur like I am.

So, here are some of my favorite stategies for coping with the heat:

Find a nice windy spot: Laying down close to the fan will make wind flow through your fur and keep you both fresh and super cute. Bonus points: humans won't be able to resist giving you a belly rub if you lay on your back and get your fur ruffled by the wind.


Save your energy: Plan your physical activity more carefully during the day. Early mornings and late evening are the best times to hunt flies, so just take it easy during the day, and find a cool spot for your afternoon nap.

Napping should become your full time job when it's hot
Water is your friend: Well, we all know cats and water don't mix well, but be prepared to make some exceptions during the summer. First, make sure to drink plenty of fresh water throughout the day. Next, (and I can't believe I'm going to say this...) allow your humans to help you out; let them pet you with a damp towel or wet hands. This will keep you fresh for a while, but don't show your humans you're enjoying the effects of water on your body, otherwise they might get some strange ideas. And oh, I also like to play with plastic bottle caps that float in a few centimeters of water. It's fun, and you don't even realize that you get wet while playing.


Get a good brush: Another thing your humans can help you with - it really helps to shed some extra fur! Look at how much fur I got rid of during my last session with the Furminator.

Wait... all that fur was on me?!?
Enjoy any cloudy or rainy weather: And my final tip is to be ready to seize up any cloudy or rainy periods that may come along between heat waves. With any luck, you might even be able to get some real wind in your fur, and if it doesn't rain too much, it's actually nice to sit on the window and get damp from the rain (but don't ever tell your humans you enjoy that!).

Aaah, getting some real wind in my fur during a cloudy day

I hope you find some of these tips useful; and please let me know if I'm missing anything important in the comments! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a nice, cool spot waiting for me underneath the fan...

15 comments:

Cathy Keisha said...

Yeah, tell your cheap humans to buy you an AC. I'm laying her now in our condo, enjoying the central AC. I don't even know it's been over 90 for a week now.

Jacqueline said...

Those are great tips, gorgeous Epic and we especially adore the visual demonstrations=those videos are great!...We loved watching you enjoy the fan and playing in the water...Have a fun day and stay cool, sweetie...kitty kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

We gots the hots and the humids here...so those are some good tips...we're gonna go try them...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I dunno, Epic - I think the water trick is an advanced cooling down technique I am not ready to try!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Furry good advice and even though we aren't floofy like you, we think your recommendations are good for any length of furs. Your video demonstrations are very purrfessional, too!

Poppy Q said...

They are good tips Epic. Unfortunately we have the colds here in New Zealand at the moment, but are dreaming of the hots. So we are jealous of you.

桂江江江江宸 said...

好看耶~一定每天有空給你支持............................................................

佳陳容 said...

善言能贏得聽眾,善聽才能贏得朋友。......................................................................

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

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孫邦柔 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

江趙雲虹趙雲虹仁昆 said...

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I love readding, and thanks for your artical.............................................................

brandi said...

Hope your summer will be cooling off soon. We miss your adorable pictures! And mama misses your adorable tummy pictures! Give us an update, soon, okay?

brandi said...

Checking in on you, Epic. Is it cooling off for you yet?? It has been cooler here.
We miss you.

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