Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Catblogging in the middle of the week

Here's Henry, still with us and doing pretty well, all things considered for a cat who officially turns 20 years old in about a week. A rare event for him lately has been getting to go onto the screened porch. It's just been really hot lately, some stats:
In Austin, so far this year:
80 days of 100°+ (37.7C) (all-time record)
23 days at 105°+ (40.5C) (all-time record)
27 consecutive 100°+ days (all-time record)
hottest summer ever with an average of 89.5 degrees
our hottest August was also the hottest month on record (this broke the record set just one month previous when July 2011 was the hottest month on record) [addendum: oh joy! We just set the US record for hottest summer EVER.]
I joked that Austin has had Phoenix-envy. Anyway, we think it's been too hot generally for the comfort of humans and fragile furbabies, but we has a temperature break on the weekend. Henry looks pretty good for his age, but you can see a bit of his arthritis showing in the pic below.
He is a dear, precious little old sweetie pie. He just wants to be comfy and not much else.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to see that Henry is doing so well!

Professor Chaos said...

Twenty? Holy cow. You'd never know it to look at him. What a handsome boy!

Blueberry said...

I can't believe it either! He looks old only when he walks around. If they made canes for kitties, he'd have one, but he's active enough to visit the food dish and litter pan a lot.