Saturday, 3 September 2016

An Indoor Cat.

Our cat is sad.

Our cat is over weight.

Our cat isn't allowed outside.

It's summer in Dubai and with temps in the mid 40's during the day and not dropping below 30c at night, we've been keeping out cat and dog indoors. We've reintroduced the litter day, which the cat is using, we don't want the cat or dog suffering with heat stroke as the cat did last year, when it was outside for too long.

The dog of course gets to go outside for a pee and poo and a walk when the humidity isn't too high and the pavements are cool enough to walk on, but the dog can be contained in a walled garden, the cat of course can jump the wall and wander off.

Another reason for keeping the cat in is that it is over weight, weighing in at almost 6kg, nearly double it's ideal weight and this is due to the increase in people leaving out food for the stray cats, which of course our cat has enjoyed tucking into and gaining weight.

But the cat is sad, the cat wants to be outside, roaming the streets and eating the food that has been put out. We want to keep our cat healthy and safe, but we can't explain this to the cat, make the cat understand, despite our constant conversations with the cat, when it sits all day looking at the door, looking at us and meowing to get out attention to open the door.

Summer is coming to an end, as in temps will drop below 35c and it will be cool enough for the cat to be outside at night time, but the cat doesn't understand us, the cat  doesn't understand why we have reduced it's food intake.

The cat just thinks we're being mean.



12 comments:

  1. Poor cat.... Even the humans battle with the heat. And car is probably still sad about about the gender mistake :)

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  2. Poor puss. We have noticed the temperatures turn a little cooler in the last week or so, but then it never seems quite as hot over this side of the peninsula. Hope the weather changes soon and your frustrated feline can get some outdoors time.

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    1. Pushkins spent her first night outdoors last night

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  3. Oh - that is so sad :( and how can you possibly explain to him that you are keeping him in for all the right reasons. A sad story for #AnimalTales

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    1. Pushkins hasn't lost any weight and is driving us mad so letting it out around 9pm and back in at 5am before the animal feeder puts the food out

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  4. Aww what a shame. My goodness though I never thought of the pavement being too hot to trot! I hope it cools down for the cat soon :( #animaltales
    Ps with that heat, I may be tempted to stay in with the cat myself how do you manage?

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    1. lots and lots of zircon and cold water

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  5. Oh poor kitty! They don't understand, do they? Is it permanent or until she's lost some weight? #animaltales

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    1. it would appear it hasn't lost any weight at all, so letting it back out at night, now the weather has cooled a little

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  6. Aww poor kitty! I'm glad summer is coming to an end and she can enjoy the outside again!

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    1. spent it's first night outdoors and all good so far

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