Mom is a little bit mad at me because I gave her a cold. I didn’t exactly mean to do it, but I had one, and she got in my face, going, “Ooza mamma’s widdle kitty-woozie,” and that kind of thing, and I sneezed.
It was only a cat-sized cold, though, and Mom is so much larger than cat-sized that the cold turned out to be relatively mild.
But that isn’t what I want to talk about today.
Some cats live outdoors by choice, and some live outdoors because there are more cats than there are indoor spaces, but if you have a cat you love (or, I guess, a dog), make sure it has some shelter, even if it’s just an old Christmas tree propped up against another tree.
My friend Jane is Mommy to a whole pod of wild and partly wild cats, and she has a “Princess House” and lots of sheltery places for them. She makes sure they have food and melted water. Mom says Jane shows her pictures of her outdoor cats, and they’re all healthy and have kitty friends to snuggle with. Her indoor cats have lots of places to curl up and be warm.
I don’t have my own cat bed, but I don’t need one; I sleep on the people bed most of the time, and on the couch the rest of the time. That’s what I would do, even if I had my own bed. ha!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: You’re outside and it’s cold. What do you do?