Friday, June 5, 2009


Another summer is just about upon us… time for humans to do all kinds of fun things like going to the beach, barbecuing and taking vacations. From a cat’s perspective, some of these things may SOUND fun, but they make no sense. For example, the beach… who really wants to go and lie in a giant litter box all day with a scary body of water nearby? And barbecuing… sure, it smells good, but don’t humans realize what all this smoke is doing to the environment? And going on a vacation… who would want to leave the safety and security of their own home to go through the hassle of dealing with airports and mobs of other tourista-types? To me, all this just sounds like more ways for humans to drive themselves crazy. Not to mention female humans who get bikini waxing? Yikes!

Now right about here, you might be thinking, I agree with you Quaz, but what about us cats? What makes summer special for kitties?

Well, first of all, it’s going to be hot for many months, so that gives you an excuse to take extra long naps (not that you really need one, but hey…). In many countries, even humans take long naps when it gets too hot to work. Also, summer is insect season, so this will give you an opportunity to chase down (and eat, if you so choose), all kinds of interesting bugs. A word of caution here, though… try and avoid bugs with stingers. Ouch! If you have a male human that likes baseball (like my human, Steve), you’ll have lots of opportunities for quality lap time as they watch zillions of games on TV. And if you’re a long-haired kitty, you might even get a lion cut to keep you cool and make you feel ferocious all summer long. You might even have a chance to lick a snow cone like the kitty in the photo!

At any rate, fellow cat… here’s hoping you and your human have a great and safe summer!


Southbay Girl said...


We agree, there are LOTS more bugs in the summer but Blossom isn't allowed to chase spiders anymore! She bit and killed one and ended up in Kitty hospital! SO word of warning kitties-don't kill big ugly black spiders! Your hoomans wallet will get smaller!!

Quasi-we sure do hope you get lots of lap time naps! There is always a baseball game on!!

Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Hi Quasi,
Really good points you make. I have never tasted a snow cone but since I'm a white cat too, it looks like it might be most fun to rub all over your body and be multicolored.
Have a great summer too!
Your friend,

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

We enjoy the bugs of summer over here. You make a lot of good points though,humans are weird about how they spend their summers.