(05-29-2014 12:54 PM)PollCat Wrote: Where the heck is everybody?? You'd think the dog-days of summer were already here but it's only the end of May! Of course having temps in the high 70's to mid 80's (F) is not helping people adjust to the season. Makes one wonder what Summer is going to be like!
Well, speaking of the "dog days of summer" thing, I thought I'd just give you a little report about how best to deal with the "miserable cats of winter" thing.
Yes. Last winter a mom cat brought her kittens to us to take care of. So happens shortly later we had a very cold spell (for us anyhow) and we didn't think the kittens would last the night outside. So they came in the house. Where they've been ever since. Thus was born the miserable cats of winter. Actually, they weren't miserable, they were warm, well feed, had my bed to sleep on -- all of that.
Then come spring time! ..and I bundled up all the miserable cats and took them to the vet to have their "minds changed." Now they are not speaking to me. Still well fed, still sleeping on my bed....... But avoiding me like the plague.
Then a new dawn! A puppy comes home to live. The miserable cats are way unhappy with that thing. "What is it?" they ask, as it chases them under the bed. No longer able to tolerate these ongoing indignities, they move outside. Now, they don't speak to me, they don't do puppies!, and they don't sleep on my bed. They do demand to be fed at all times, but that's a small price to pay.
One puppy, no miserable cats in my house. Awww summertime! I'm loving it.