We’ve taken our own advice about summer cat care to heart. Hello, dear ones. It’s Adventure Cat Odin here today with the best summer cat care tips and bonus cat wisdom for you humans. My #1 tip is to not work too hard. Follow the photos on my adventures outdoors. Clyde, our hard-working editor agrees and is taking a break this week and wishes you a clawsome week!
I’m an early bird (bad pun, I know) and my mom, Layla is a night owl with a sleep disorder so we’re rarely together for early morning walks. Sometimes our paths and sleep cycles cross and I get to show off my favorite activities. Every day is an adventure! First things first is the basic feline exercise 101 like stretching, rolling around and jumping before walking.
It’s the height of bug season and there is one bug I’m crazy about but rarely catch because I’m not allowed out at night. Can you guess which bugs are toxic to cats? Enjoy more of our summer cat care tips
After my rounds are done, I like to bathe. Don’t tell anyone but I treat our next door neighbor’s property as my own. Fortunately, they’re nice and don’t have a dogs like our two other neighbors. Ha, those dogs are stuck behind a fence but they at least they have a pool. Somehow I don’t think they will be inviting me to a pool party anytime soon. I’m mi casa e su casa friendly to everyone and su casa e mi casa. It’s important to stay hydrated in the summer heat but don’t drink pool water or from mud puddles. Did you hear about the dog in Florida who died from drinking too much salt water? That’s a new one and good to know the risks.
In the summer heat, I’m not as crazy as I used to be in my younger days climbing every tree. I pause and observe between sniffing. Territorial sniff patrol is hard work but someone has to do it. Just because I’m sitting pretty, don’t think I’m slacking. This is a private road and safe but I’m always alert. You never know when a furry snack is waiting in the bushes.
Oh, hello dear. I didn’t mean you. Have you seen any bunnies? No? Chipmunks? I didn’t think so. Peace. I’ll be on my way.
to the memorial garden where we like to pause and be in the meow.
The raspberries are getting ripe. Mrs. Deer loves berries and ate most of our flowers. I would never do that. I’m an obligate carnevore and must eat meat.
This is one of my favorites scratching posts. I have ones I like to use for grooming and others like this one for scent marking. Cats sweat through the paw pads which leaves a scent marker for other cats. There is a black and white cat from a neighbor two doors down who thinks our property is his. The nerve! This tree stump is a major scent crossroads where I leave pee-mail to make a point.
It feels so good. All that exercise makes everything flow, if you know what I mean. Ah, this soft mulchy pine is the best litter box ever. Mom, excuse me!
After my work is done, it’s time to let go and I do, completely. Unlike most cats, I’m so active during the day, I don’t cat nap. You will never see me with one eye open. Sorry, another bad pun from a one-eyed cat. Seriously, I’m a sound sleeper. Have a peaceful week.
Get some dirt under your fingernails or nose like me and breathe in the natural fullness of the season. Enjoy the dog days of summer for cats. And if you haven’t read our Summer Cat Care complete guide to summer safety for cats, here ya go.
Love Odin and friends