23 June 2013

Wishing For Cooler Days and Cleaner Air

Several hot spots in the neighbouring country has resulted in haze at our place. The present extremely hot weather without rain worsened the situation.

The MeowYard is being either washed or wet-mopped several times a day in an effort to cool the area and sometimes EJ hand-sprays water mist in the air.

The kitties will all then lie down fully stretched on the damp tiles to cool off.

Air in the MeowYard is cleaner than the rest of the house as there are several hanging pots of green. 

To help clean air in the house as well, EJ has begun transferring in smaller pots of green plants from the porch.

Winnie here mulls and dreams of cooler days and clean air when the year's end monsoon comes which at times brings flashfloods, uprooted trees and massive traffic jams.

24 comments:

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are all hoping and purraying for rain, rain and MORE RAIN!
Mommy has us all on lockdown. No more access to the catio. :(

Kea said...

We wish we could send you some of our rain -- we've had more than enough, and in another province in Canada they've had so much rain that the flooded areas are disaster areas.

Sending purrs you'll all manage to get through this -- we can't even imagine what it would be like, especially for anyone with asthma or other breathing conditions. :-(

Nicki and Derry from Fuzzy Tales

Marg said...

Sounds like EJ is taking such good care of you as usual. Hope you get some rain and cooler weather. Too bad you couldn't have had some of our rain. Have a happy Sunday.

The Paw Relations said...

We hope you get some cooler days soon.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww - please take care in such crazy weather!! Minnie - we hope your dreams of clean and cool air come true soon! Take care
x

Brian said...

I sure hope you get some relief soon and get to enjoy some cool and dry.

Lui said...

Oh EJ we saw the haze and prayed for your safety. We are in the rainy season but it gets extremely hot in our place and makes my dogs antsy ;(

Give my fave meows our hugs and kisses but most of them for you ;)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We heard about the air quality there on the radio here. How terrible. We hope that the seasonal rains come early and offer you some relief.

The Island Cats said...

We sure hope you get some cooler weather soon...and some rain would help too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Please come over to us and take home our rain, wind and cold - this is our summer but Mr Sun has forgotten us!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh dear, you have my full sympathy. Here in Mumbai it was like that till last week and now the monsoon has broken and it is blessed relief - though of course, now there's the damp.... You are all so lucky to have EJ and we are lucky to have The Chair to tell us all about it!

Hugs and snuggles all round, YAM-aunty xx

meowmeowmans said...

We are very sorry that it is so hot, and the air quality is so bad there. We are purring and praying for you, dear friends, and sending hugs.

Annie Bear said...

Hope you all will be able to stay somewhat cool. I was so sorry to hear about the air quality issue there. Sounds like EJ is taking good care of everyone.

Kay L. Davies said...

We've had an unseasonable amount of rain in Alberta, resulting in flooding in some areas, especially around Calgary, but when the water from the flood-swollen rivers feed into the South Saskatchewan, our corner of Alberta will be having floods, too.
Fortunately, we aren't down in the river valley, but many people are. Pets have been boarded out for days awaiting the high point of the floodwaters, while their owners camp with friends.
The Trans Canada Highway crosses the river a few miles southeast of here, and it will be closed this evening.
Monsoons of a sort, I guess you could say.
Hugs to the cats.
—Kay and Lindy

Tillie and Georgia said...

Winnie, we purr you and the rest of the family get through this hot spell. We purr the tile floor helps you stay cool. Maybe you can have some ice cubes to play with?
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Linens and Royals said...

The things we must do for our cats. I had the heating on all day yesterday for Charlotte because the weather was cold and rainy. Now I have a headache from the heating and must take a brisk walk outdoors. I hope cooler days with fresher air comes for you and your cats soon.

michico*Adan said...

Winnie 's face is quite lovely~!

magiceye said...

Awww. take care

Bozo

Everycat said...

We have chilly north winds and a temperature of 15C today in the UK so we are purring the cooler weather to you over there!

We hope it gets cooler for you all soon.

Gerry & Mungo

Maggies Corner said...

We hope you get cooler weather and cleaner air soon. We would like to see some cool and some rain at our place. Stay cool as you can! Hugs and nose kisses

Caren Gittleman said...

I read about the air situation there on 2 other blogs as well, praying for some relief for you SOON!

Mr Puddy said...

In my mom's country, They have an old Festivals of praying for rain. And they used Female Cat !!!
Mom never seen this festival but she used to hear about it. A selected beautiful female cat is put into a thinly woven bamboo basket and paraded round the village by colourfully dressed revelers. From each household water is thrown on the cat to make the cat angry and songs are sung to the rain gods.
( Only female kitty can boss around the god, I'm safe...MOL )
Pretty awful for us but some people does believe it. I think should use dog instead. They love bath ; )
xoxo

Gattina said...

I wished you could send us some of your heat ! My cats stay inside, I had to put the heating on and it rains cats and dogs ! That's our summer !

Kwee Cats and Life said...

We hope you get relief soon. We know hot is miserable. Hang in there.
Hugs and kitty kisses to all of you.