Keeping cats warm

The daylight is getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. People can add a blanket to their bed, but what happens to the cats in the house?  Should they shiver in the corner or intelligently seek a warmer spot? Pearl in upstate Maine was dealing with this. Working from home she went to pick up her charging laptop computer up off the floor, but four white kittens were snuggled on top of it.  “I’m sorry to have to tell you guys this, but I actually need that laptop, so you guys are going to have to get up and move,” she tells them. “Do you mind moving over, please?” The kittens had no interest. Pearl said, “The laptop is probably warm, and they all fit together so cutely, so I can’t say I blame them.” Pearl asked them to move and they didn’t; What else is she supposed to do? “I will come back later.”

Orion may have just discovered the most expensive cat toy. This feline tech-genius has gone viral on TikTok, with a video of the black cat “adjusting” his house’s smart thermostat.  The video starts with Orion standing about as close as he can get to the thermostat, putting his face right up to the screen to watch the technology in action. He watches in apparent amazement as he paws the screen and the temperature changes. “So the cat has learned how to adjust the temperature. That is exactly what we needed,” Orion’s mom deadpans while the cat tests out the thermostat’s temperature capabilities. In the span of the seven-second video, Orion adjusts the temperature five times, seemingly unable to decide if he wants it up or down. He gets particularly intrigued when the temperature changes from 74 to 75 degrees, standing even straighter up and watching as the thermostat screen changes from gray to bright orange. However, he isn’t satisfied, and quickly uses his paw to scroll it back down to 74. Orion learned how to use his paws a certain way to change the screen, it’s now fun for him to adjust it… The thermostat is now locked and can only be adjusted by phone. “We’ll be fine until Orion learns how to use phone.”

Veterinary researchers have discovered that cats “glow” in the dark, according to a new study published in the journal “Royal Society Open Science.” Turns out, even when it is cold cats shine bright in the night. Scientists in Australia analyzed a museum’s collection of mammals to see how many glow in the dark with a UV light turned on. They found that 125 species had the fluorescent properties that allow them to glow in the dark under a UV light, including the domestic species of cat (Felis catus). So don’t worry when you get up in the dark winter night, that glowing blob by heat vent is just “Fluffy.”

Preparing for winter

What will fall on the lawn first?
An autumn leaf or a Christmas catalog?

Why are trees very forgiving? Because in the Fall they “Let It Go” and in the Spring they “turn over a new leaf.”

Did you know that when leaves fall off the trees in the Autumn, it’s because of nostalgia?
They’re trying to get back to their roots.

Why does Humpty Dumpty love winter?
Because he had a great fall.

October 5th Birthdays

1993 – Mercedes Lambra, 1975 – Kate Winslett, 1951 –  Karin Allen, 1994 – Kara Royster

1922 – Bill Keane, 1951- Bob Geldof, 1952 – Bernie Mack, 1902 – Ray Croc, 1902 – Larry Fine

Morning Motivator:

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Catty coping