Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot, hot and more hot!

Well, it's been really hot here all week. We'z lucky, we'z gots a thing dat makes cold air blow outta all da vents and keeps our house nice and cool. Da colony cats aren't so lucky. Sue, Nick and Mom came up wif a way to help dem stay cool, besides da shade at all three colonies. Mom filled a 50 gallon water barrel wif filtered water and haf been filling our downstairs freezer wif foil pans of water. Nick put a filter on da basement fawset and mom uses a hose to fill da barrel now. She just puts da water on and lets it run all day a'cuz Nick put something on der called a "float" dat stops da water when da barrel is full. So, effury night when she comes home she can fill more pans and freeze dem. Mom sez dat it's mindless work dat helps her alax after being wif dad all day. She just stands in front of da freezer and holds a pan, pumps once and puts da pan on an empty shelf. "Easy peasy" she sez. Da volunteer ladies come effury morning to pick up lots of ice fur da kitties. Da first day dey did this da naybor stood outside and watched dem load cooler after cooler in da van, da second day he and his son came over and helped carry da coolers upstairs. Oh, and da air conditioning broke in da van so when mom drives over to da hopspittal she gets all hot and sweaty, den when she gets to dad's room she starts shivering 'cuz he keeps it at about 68 degrees. Our daddy is going da operating room tomorrow fur skin grafts, da surjun was suppose to do it Friday but he sez our dad is ready now and he wants to do it as soon as possible so he haf more time to heal up. After dey make sure da skin grafts is taking (dat means his owies accept da skin and start healing) he will be moved to re-hab on da top floor of da hopspittal. Dis is all taking way to long fur us kitties and we wish dey could fitz him faster so he could come home. We not only miss our daddy but our mom is gone all day long! Oh, she still scoops da poops twice a day and gives us our stinky goodness breakfast and we all pile in her bed at night, but, what about our afternoon naps...we don't haf mom to sleep wif and der is no red dot game afore our late afternoon, afore supper naps. Oh, and no tasty treats from dropped stuff when she's cooking, she don't cook now! And we'z missing out on french toast and bacon on Sunday! Dis hasta stop, we are not meant to suffer like dis.

20 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a neat way to help keep the colony kitties cool. mom has been putting ice in the outside kitties bowls. too@ WE will keep your Dad in out thoughts for his skin grafts!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of prayers for your Dad and his skin grafts!! And lots of purrrrs to you all and your Mom!! That is so cool about the ice cubes and the colony cats!! Your Mom is great!!
Your TX furiends,

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad to hear your dad is feeling well enough to have surgery again. We've been purring for him and your mama to stay well too. Sometimes mom's forget to take care of themselves when they are taking care of someone else.

We like how the feral colony is getting ice chunks every day - sometimes Mom will put ice in our water too.

Purrs,

Cody and Gracie

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs to your male human, and to the feral colony kitties - it sounds like your human is doing a lot to take care of both!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

We've got the super cold here, we'll send some your way!!!

Team Tabby said...

Lots of purrs for your dad! Good to hear he is getting his skin grafts earlier, so he is making good progress - long haul though.

Keep cool, thank goodness for ice!

Mark's Mews said...

We are glad fer the cold blower too. We feel sorry fer all the outdoor kitties. It is 100 fer today and 2 more WHOLE days here!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great way to help keep those kitties cool! They are lucky to have such thoughtful people.

Katnip Lounge said...

Your Mom is a smart cookie to figure out how to keep the ferals cool. Henry has ice in his water dish here.
Purrs for your Dad's grafts to take, and his continuing recovery.

ABBY said...

We are keeping your Daddy in our purrayers and we hope your Mom can update us after his surgery.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Tillie and Georgia said...

Hey Speedy!! That is a really neat thing your Mom is doing for the colony cats!! Bet those kitties like it too :) We are glad your dad is having his operation soon and we purr he heals fast. We know you miss him. Now,you miss your Mom too.Enjoy those night naps with Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Clooney said...

Oh kitties you folks are adorables, that's for sure. And you tells an excellent story. We know you must miss your Daddy so much, we send our biggest purrs his way for his operation he had today and for his continued healing and recovery so he can come home to you kitties soon. Your Mom is an Angel, we send big purrs to her. (And thanks for your purrs for me, I'z all good now.)

The Island Cats said...

How nice that your mom and the others have figured out a good way to keep the ferals cool!! And we continue to purr for your dad and hope he heals quickly so he can come home soon.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending mega purrs for your dad and hope the skin grafts take and heal well. Your mom is amazing how she visits your dad in hospital and still manages to look
after all those feral cats. What a great way to keep the water cool for you and the ferals.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kismet said...

I hate the HOTS. I am glad you guys are staying cool, but it sounds like life is ROUGH with your mom gone all the time. It is unacceptable that you have to nap alone and that you don't get persons foods! You should pee on something to show your rage!

The Crew said...

Speedy dear, you're looking 'specially handsome today. Thank you for your sweet comments about my eyebrows.

We can all come over and keep you company while your Mom is gone all day and we're sending healing purrs for your Dad.

Love,
Misty

meowmeowmans said...

We will purr and pray for your dad for sure. We hope everything goes well.

Thanks to your mom for taking care of those ferals so well. That technique for keeping them cool is just fantastic.

Have a great weekend, kittehs. And stay cool!

Forty Paws said...

No French Toast or Bacon? Good heavens to Betsy! This has to stop! Your Dad must come home IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

Luf, Us

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