Thursday, 24 July 2014

If you can't stand the heat .....

...... move to the Antarctic!

Cat! It's a tad warm and very humid, which we are not used to it here in Welsh Wales. The temperature reached something like 38C (100F) in the conservatory, about 32C (90F) in the summerhouse - with all the doors and windows open -  and 27C (80F) outside (and we live on the coast!). 

Ok I can hear you folk who live in hot climes say "Phhffffttt, that's nothing!" But to us who are used to more temperate weather, it's a scorcher. So much so, that I didn't even have the energy to fight Tigger for the biggest shady bit!


Tigger is a shade hog if truth be known and as he is the size of an elephant I'm not going to fight him. I don't mind getting my little white footsies sunburnt really I don't!

Keep cool everyone!

=^oo^=


antarctic - a very small insect that inhabits cold places

=^oo^=

54 comments:

  1. OH, I know my mommy has a thing about Tigger and really likes that he is your buddy (at times he is your buddy!) and enjoys that buff colored bikini he's sporting...BUT! YOU are first with her Austin, and you need some shade for your feets! Your pads will be sunburnt too and we can't have that. Mommy said she will politely ask Tigger to move over a bit.

    What was that Tigger? How RUDE! And you know we don't meow Welsh! But from the sound of it, that was not a nice thing you said to my mommy about moving over. We shall alert the Feline Authority if you don't apologize.

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  2. Tigger! I do believe you are giving Austin the stink eye and he is on his own property!!!

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  3. Austin,
    Don't worry if your handsome toes get sunburnt. I shall be over on the first international tunnel flight with aloe and niptinis to soothe you.

    Silvervine Sassy

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  4. Stay cool Austin and enjoy those sun puddles. It is hot in the city too. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Austin it's stifling over here in the East Midlands too at 78F here in the shade on a north facing wall out of the sun at (2 p.m.). It's a wonder we don't look like Mr Blobby with all the water we've drunk. The conservatory is unbearable so it's a pity the computer is in there with all it's 720 wires and extras! Still that's one is for Mum to sort out.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. 38 C ? It's like hell's temperature ! Stay as cool as possible, and don't forget to drink ! Purrs

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  7. Oh boy! We hear you loud and clear and totally agree with how horrible high heat is when you are not used to it. It's totally miserable.

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  8. You need to install a mist machine or have mom fan you
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  9. I hope it cools down for you Austin. But it looks like your getting a nice suntan there right now!

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  10. Oh Austin there must be a way to trick that elephant to move his carcass over. Not fair that he gets all the shade. Anyway, good luck to you. Take care.

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  11. It may be the camera angle, but Tigger doesn't look that big from here... just sayin'
    On the other hand/paw, you need to keep your paws in the shade. Our mom had a bad experience with her first kitty. [She didn't know any better], so she took her kitty (and a bowl of water)up in the flat roof with her for some fresh air and a sunbath. The kitty kept meowing, so she brought him in and discovered to her horror that he had BURNT all of the beautiful pink pads on his feet. Poor thing. He had to lie on a big pillow with all legs splayed out to the side.

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  12. Austin, you are too gracious! I think you should make Tigger move over.

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  13. Wow, that is hot. You'd think the boys would find a shady spot in the buses? Mind you, our boys can be lolling on a steamy driveway most days. Some like it hot!

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  14. Yikes! That IS hot! Hope you guys keep cool and comfortable!
    P.S. Sorry we haven't been by to visit in a while. We had subscribed to your blog recently but for some reason we haven't been getting the posty emails to tell us you had new posts. We thought it was odd and came to check it out, and sure enough you've been posting and we have been missing it!!! So sorry, Austin! We don't know what happened. We are having this problem with a few different blogs we follow. We are going to resubscribe in case our email might have gotten deleted or something. Anyway, sorry for the long ramble - we just didn't want you to think we were ignoring you!

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  15. 38C? MOUSES! that's hot.

    We've been havin' a lot of 27C days here, too, which is okay when there's no humidex. But when the humidex is in the mid to high thirties... MOUSES! That's when I lose my cool with Ol' Mother Nature.

    Purrs,
    Nissy #Niss4Senate

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  16. Our summer has been very cool... which is still very hot mol. But it's usually way hotter than this. Stay cool kitties!

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  17. Yikes! Bet you could fry an egg on that cement - which means you need to be careful with those white footsies of yours Austin! Tell Tigger to MOVE OVER!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  18. I hope it's afternoon and the shade puddle is getting bigger. That Tigger is a piggy.
    Hey, I think my foster kitten looks like a mini Austin!

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  19. doodz...cranbereez...we be used ta hue mid a tee N heat but even 100 iz in sane in R book... N we got a library full oh em...ya canna even fish when it bee that hot ....even bearz willna fite ewe fora salmon when itz that hot....dam summer

    ♥♥♥

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  20. OH Austin my sweet friend...I surely feel bad for you. I live in a hot humid climate but we are accustomed to it and have central a/c. I know it is very unusual for you and I hope it goes away very very soon!!
    Lots of cool hugs
    madi your bfff

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  21. Austin I think you are very generous to share YOUR shade with Tigger! And you know hot is HOT no matter where you are!

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  22. We just got a break from the hot weather and we actually had to wear pants today! We will blow some your way :-)

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  23. I guess you guys don't have air conditioning since you so rarely need it. Those indoor temps are pretty hot. When we lived in Texas, that was hot! It wasn't below 90F outside for about five months (and 100 a lot of the time). Hopefully, the heat will let up soon for you guys.

    Austin, Annie knows how it is having a giant for a roommate. Pierrot is a hog too. You two look like you're trying hard to stay cool. Remember this day when it gets cold!

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  24. That Tigger is very rude to hog most of the shade! It is equally hot and humid here and the Beans and I are melting.

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  25. That is a bit warm! We hope Tigger doesn't hog the shade all day. Stay cool...if you can.

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  26. Looks like we're finally getting it here tomorrow - the big 1-0-0! *hiss*

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  27. That is too dang hot no matter where you live. good thing you are naturally a cool cat Austin!

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  28. We have some ants we'd like to send to the arctic. We've been plagued by them this summer. Looks to us like there might be room in the shade for two. Sorry about the hots. We don't like it either; though, we have it efurry summer. Hope it ends for you soon. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  29. I feel your pain! We are on the coast as well, but we've suddenly had some really hot weather! (Summer is not my favorite season... )

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  30. Sun puddles are nice when it isn't 100F! Tutu only enjoys the sun puddles when she's in the air cond room. Haha.

    We think you might want to find that bit of energy to roll over to your right so your hind legs don't get baked. ;)

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  31. OMC Austin dat be hot. Hope yous stayin' cool. Altho' wees wuldn't want da windows o0en in dat kinda heat. Wees wuld rathew sit wound undew da a/c. MOL Hav a Pawsum weekend!!!

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  32. I always know it's really hot when I see my cats in the shade! Most of the time the shady spots are all mine!

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  33. How did typist not know you lived in Welsh Wales?!! Um, I don't suppose you may be willing to review some of my new cat treats pal?

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  34. Yes, I was definitely thinking elephant. ; )

    Uh... hate to tell you this, Austin, but with that camera angle, you're looking just a wee bit (gasp!) bigger than the elephant.

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  35. Austin, the heat is a reminder (especially to the hoomans) to ...

    s l o o o o w w w ... d o o o w n n!

    And take life easy - and don't sweat it! Like ya'll are doing!

    But yeah, we're ready for fall over here in NC!

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  36. You can come and enjoy my shade puddles here, Austin! My humans have lots of trees that make pawsome shady places!
    Love,
    Moses

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  37. Ant Arctic we lubz it Austin!!!
    we commisiratez wif ya bout da heet n hue-miditee cuse we nott used to it in diz part of Canada...We keepz da windowz all closed in drapez drawn n deelin fan n xhaust fan runnin to keep it farelee kewl n dry inside ;)
    Apposta bee a **hot** weekend here...da patio iz dried so we iz goin out tomorrow....maybee...aftur me Vet bizit *sighz*
    As fer Tigger beein a shade hog we haz to agree; butt at leest most of ya iz in da shade Austin...Fursibz can bee so annoyin ;) Me had one once.........
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0

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  38. When you're not used to a temperature, it can be tough when you reach it. And you're by the sea, too. It should be pleasantly balmy there. Too hot!

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  39. I absolutely HATE hot weather and hope it cools off for you SOON!!!!!

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  40. ummmm...we call it 'climate change' in our home...what do you call it?

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  41. Even though we live in South Florida we really don't like the stifling hot weather either... Spring and Fall are the best seasons for us! Stay cool kitties! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

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  42. Hope your pretty white footsies didn't get sunburned! Wishing you some cooler weather soon!
    Marty and Mom

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  43. I’LL fight him for you! You can’t have your wonderful dainty little foot getting all sunburned. We’re having a cooler than usual summer so far which we don’t mind.

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  44. That's really hot! I live in the Philipines and hot , humid weather is the norm, that is still HOT! Keep yourself hydrated.

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  45. Wow--that's HOT Buddy! Sheesh. You should come over here--it's a cool 62 right now and a high of 75 is predicted for tomorrow. I got plenty of room, and I'm not as rude as Tigger.

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  46. I hope u drink lots of water and stay healthy and safe. :)

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  47. We sure hope it has gotten cooler for you all. We don't like those hot temps either and especially when it is humid too. Hugs and nose kisses

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  48. The shade is the place to be. We have had cooler weather lately so haven't had to escape the heat. Not sure which is better in summer! Hope it cools down a little for you though.

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  49. We've had it really hot over here in the North West of England too! Mummy and Daddy have just been stripping off and lying in the breeze of our fan!

    Sunbathing on the windowsill is becoming unbearable and we mostly lie on the wood floors cos it's cooler than the bed and sofa.

    Xanthe

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