Hey Max, the other night our people had some real live fresh dead fish for dinner so I asked for some very politely, and to my surprise the Dad said yes! He put some on a plate for me and put it on the floor, and imagine my surprise when it was PINK. Pink fish! I took a nibble but it was horrible, so I looked up at him and said he must have given me the bad piece, but he just shrugged and said that was it, that was what they ate. I didn’t have to eat it, but I did anyway. I can’t get the taste out of my mouth. So please tell me, is pink a sign of bad fish and am I going to die?
Naw, dood, you’re gonna be just fine. That was probably salmon and I don’t like it either. Still, you might want to hock it up onto your Dad’s pillow, just to be sure he gets the message that you never want that fish again, even if he offers it.
We got the hots. We don’t have a cold air thingy like you have. The Mom is worried. What can she do for us?
I feel really bad for the kitties stuck in places that have the hots right now. It’s nice that your Mom worries about you, but there are a few things she can do:
1. Extra water bowls, so you don’t have to go far to get a drink. Drinking is important when you have the hots.
2. Put ice cubes in the water. Not a lot, just enough to keep the water cool. Plus, the ice is fun to play with.
3. Put fans around the house at the kitty’s level. Like one blowing across the floor, and another maybe aimed at a bed or sofa where the kitty likes to lounge.
4. Frequent food, but not a lot at once. If you eat dry food and free-feed, this is easy. But if you get wet food, too much at once if it’s really, really hot might make you feel barfy. A couple of spoonsful at a time. But don’t put the wet food in the fridge…that makes it hard for a kitty to smell it, and cats want to be able to smell what they eat. Some cats will still eat it cold, but most won’t.
Most kitties will be all right in a house if there’s plenty of water and fans blowing when it’s hot. But if a kitty looks distressed and starts to pant, the people might want to call the stabby place, just in case.