did you shave her because it's so hot in the summer or was there matted hair or something?
is it very hot where you are??
Yes. It was over 40 this last week (over 100 F), and we have no air conditioning. Since we were going out of town for the weekend I got her shaved to cool her off (originally she was just going in for the potty patch to make life easier for the sitter).I've got to ask - why?
I have to say, you got a very stupid apartment manager who thinks its a good idea to do balcony rennovation during this season. And how did you and your partner manage to survive?!We're in a one-bedroom apt, and with the construction outside our balcony is bolted shut and ours windows were papered over.
My Metoo wants to send a headbutt and message to Io: Been there, completely feel your pain!The day before her groomer's appointment, she was a kitty puddle on the lino
No argument here. This construction company's the worst - it was all supposed to be done August 2011, but it seems like they've been dragging their feet over every little thing. (For example, our windows were papered for almost two weeks. To paint a single wall of the building.)I have to say, you got a very stupid apartment manager who thinks its a good idea to do balcony rennovation during this season. And how did you and your partner manage to survive?!
1) She still grooms the shaved parts, but not as vigorously. It's cute seeing her spend extra time on her puff tail.My Metoo wants to send a headbutt and message to Io: Been there, completely feel your pain!
Just being curious:
1) Does Io still groom her body when there is no fur to groom?
2) Do cats sweat? I couldn't tell with my cats with all those fur
Now that you mentioned... Yes! You & your partner being stuck in an apartment without window and balcony is definitely karma's work! Though Io is collateral damage :lol:Maybe Io's overheating was karma for my "cleanup on sill #4" joke
Yep, I heard about that theory too. But even in the hot days when I touch my cats paws, I don't feel they are sweaty...I've just done a search for 'do cats sweat' (try it). They do through their feet apparently, but keep their bodies cool by saliva bathing.