Thursday, January 15, 2009

COLD WEATHER AND KITTIES

Last night I was watching TV with Steve and his female (from my usual spot on the back of the couch behind their heads) and I saw that most of the country is currently paralyzed by frigidly-cold weather and lots of that white stuff that falls from the sky and piles up on the ground (snow, I believe they call it). It was kinda strange to me because, being a Southern California kitty, I’ve never seen snow or experienced those kinds of cold temperatures. Also, not to rub it in, but while most of the country is going through a mini-Ice Age, we’ve had sunny days and temperatures in the 80s in Los Angeles.

My first thought when I saw the news about all this cold, nasty weather was… how does all this affect my fellow cats that live in these areas? Can they go outside, or will they freeze their noses and the little pads on their feet? And what about kitties who literally use the outside world as their litter box? I can only imagine how uncomfortable THAT must be! And what if their drinking water freezes? Or, even worse, what if their humans run out of kitty food and can’t get to the store to buy more? It all sounds pretty harrowing to a warm weather cat like me.

But on the other hand, are there any FUN things about snow and cold weather? I’ve heard that dogs like to frolic in the snow (although dogs think pretty much anything is fun, regardless of how horrible or disgusting it might be). How about building snow-kitties? Or ice skating… it seems like it might be kind of fun to slide around on a cool, slick surface. Or maybe a nice steaming cup of tuna-flavored hot chocolate to warm you up?

Anyway, for you cold weather kitties, I hope things warm up soon. Look at it this way... in six months, it will be summer and everyone will be complaining about how hot it is!

5 comments:

Daisy said...

I cannot imagine being that cold, either! Even here in south Florida we might go down into the FORTIES tonight. I hope all our buddies stay warm and cozy.

Gattina said...

We usually don't have very cold winters in Belgium. But this time yes and it even snowed after 7 years ! Arthur loves snow and jumps and plays in there. The 4 others don't like it at all and prefer to stay inside !

Boy n Beethoven said...

I've never seen such cold too. Wike you, I've wived mine wife in sunny pwace but sometimes I wish I could twy a bit of snow too.

Boy

Derby said...

I stay inside and just watch the coldness outsdie.

Everycat said...

It's awful for all the kitties who have no home in such snowy weather.
Poor things.