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100º In the Shade

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dave!The temperature trend has been edging steadily upwards. Today it was 104º and tomorrow it's supposed to reach 105º before hitting 108º on Friday.

This afternoon when I got home I went to pull the garbage and recycle cans out since tomorrow morning is garbage day. As I pulled the first can out, I interrupted Fake Jake who was sleeping in the shade on concrete blocks I put down so he could more easily get around the house in winter...

Fake Jake laying down on concrete bricks next to myself house footing behind some shrubs.

I worry about Fake Jake quite a lot when it gets cold, which is why I put out a heated shelter for him. In the summer he seems pretty smart about finding shady spots to rest so I don't worry as much. My first Summer here I put cold packs in shelter, but then he stopped sleeping there so I stopped. But with temperatures reaching 108º? I dunno. Maybe I should try cold packs again? That seems way too hot, even for a heat-loving kitty.

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  1. That’s just nuts for where you live.

  2. jali says:

    I was searching for a blog to publish an essay about Gish and your page came up! I am so happy to know that you are well and still blogging! If there is enough water, I think Jake will be okay without the cold packs, but for extra comfort, cold packs wrapped in thing towels would make an amazing bed. I am Facebook friends with Laurie from “What The Elle”. My page is still up but I post rarely, The last few were just for Gishwhes (my annual treat to myself). Anyway, I’m glad to touch base and I wish you many cafes in your future!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Dave, I’ve been following your blog since you first started when I was living in UK, and am still enjoying it while back home in New Zealand these past 16 years. Wow! Been a while. I have 3 kitties so love reading about the antics of your two.

    Anyways, whilst in the UK, temperatures could reach the mid 90s and my vet recommended Rock Sulphur for Pets to keep my fur babies’ blood temperature down. Cools them off from the inside out. You just break off a small piece and drop it in their drinking water. The mineral dissipates into the water; the pebble doesn’t dissolve. Works a treat. Totally recommend.

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