7.7.15

CATS ON TUESDAYS

We had the worst heatwave in Belgium since 1901 ! The temperatures climbed to nearly 40°C (104 F) and the whole country was paralyzed ! We have no aircondition except in supermarkets, shops and cars, as we have never such high temperatures and certainly not for over a week !



Pookie tried to cool her old bones on the tiles and stayed inside. Fortunately the heat didn't harm her appetite. And of course each time one of us went into the kitchen she asked for food. We are happy about that because she starts to put on weight !



I had moved outside and sat under the Pergola with a ventilator. Arthur kept me company and enjoyed the ventilator too. Or he was laying exhausted on the table of the living room ! He even didn't do his walks through the neighborhood.



Rosie lay mostly on the terrace, and stretched from time to time her body



and rolled around ! Apparently she didn't bother about the heat, although she was too lazy to go on mouse or bird hunting !

Fortunately today it has cooled down to normal summer temperatures, and we are all waking up !


9 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We live in southern California, and that is even hot for here! I'm glad it is cooling off for you.

Linens and Royals said...

Lucky cats being able to stretch out to cool off. Pleased the weather has now cooled off for them.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We know just how you were all feeling although our high was only 92F (36C) and we can't remember that from previous years. It's drizzling today and much cooler so back to the British Summers!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

Wow, that is hot! We're glad the heat is gone now...stay cool!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Gattina, bei uns ist es genauso. Viel zu heiß! Das Haus glüht förmlich und hält die Hitze über die Nacht. Die Katzen sind tagsüber meist im Keller. Ich habe sie gelegentlich feucht abgewischt, das fanden sie fein. :-)

meowmeowmans said...

That heat sounds dreadful! We are glad things are cooling off for you all now!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Glad it has cooled down, that sounded unbearable. Cute photos :)

The Swiss Cats said...

We have the same weather here in Switzerland : it's hotter than hell ! Temperatures should cool down tomorrow. Stay cool, friends ! Purrs

The Indulged Furries said...

Oh my gosh, you poor things. We often get temperatures around 40°C in summer, but we expect it and have air conditioning. You must have been miserable with it being so hot for a week. I'm glad you had some cool tile, damp grass, and fans to help cool off.