I'm so hot and bothered! The temperature in Melbourne reached 42° C today (that's about 107° F, which is more than I ever had to endure in Michigan) and Daddy and Uncle Kevin left the house around noon so they could hike it to the shopping mall called Melbourne Central and live in air conditioning all day, but they couldn't take me along so I had to stay in the flat all day and there's no air con here and it was so hot that all could do was curl up in the corner and sleep. And they finally got home about 8:30 pm and it was still about 38° outside (that's about 100° F!!!) and it didn't get much cooler when the sun set, so after Daddy gave me my dinner I sat in front of the fan in the living room like this:
And I know it doesn't look like the fan was moving (after all, this is a still photo), but believe me, it was blowing on full speed, and I was still hot! So Daddy took a thick paper towel and wetted it with cold water and rubbed it all over my fur, and I loved it! I don't know how outdoor kitties stand it, like my friend Diamond in Adelaide (where it's been hot for even longer than here in Melbourne), or my nextdoor neighbor Indy. Last night she was roaming around our little neighborhood block by tiptoeing on the fences, like this:
Don't her eyes look great? I think they shine just like a possum's. Of course, it was a bit cooler last night, so Indy had the energy, but I don't know what she did today to stay cool. And the weather report for tomorrow (Tuesday) is that it'll be hot again and get up to 36° by mid-afternoon (that's 97° F!!!) before a COOL CHANGE in the late afternoon, and then there shall be much rejoicing, believe me, because we're all sick of this heat!