I haven't been around much (moving is hard work!) and I hope you haven't missed me too much. I just popped in to share some exciting news.
That's right! Winter Storm Rex just swept through. I'm pretty excited to have a Winter Storm named after me! In case you're wondering, naming winter storms has only been a thing for the last few years, and was invented by The Weather Channel. Apparently they only name storms that will have a big effect on a lot of people. Sounds like more serious weather services don't like this much and refuse to acknowledge the names. Although, it does make it easier for folks to be aware of impending storms and be better prepared. It's also tons of fun, especially when they come up with a great name, like Rex. And this is what I learned last night after a quick google search.
This is part of the reason I haven't updated the Finical Feline recently. Too busy learning about silly things. Sorry! More cats soon, I promise.
I hope you take a few minutes to enjoy the snow your favorite cat groomer brought you last night!
So please...even if your pet looks like the cutest little bear cub, they need to be inside!
Dangers such as frostbite, getting lost or trapped, or freezing to death are very real. Be smart, be responsible! Pets don't often make good choices, it's up to us knowledgeable, reasoning people to do the right thing to keep them safe.
Also, be sure to wash salt off your pet's feet! Products used to melt ice can cause painful chemical burns on your pet's feet. This can easily be avoided by simply using tepid water to rinse their paws each time they come in. A gentle, pet safe shampoo can also be used, just be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Cats are also prone to cuddling up on warm things, and can easily have their pads burned. If you notice your cat is limping, doesn't want to move or seems uncomfortable, immediately check their paws. Look for swelling, redness, cracking or bleeding. Call their vet for further information on how to care for them. No one should have the bottom of their feet burned! Ouchie.
Or better yet, just stay inside and snuggle up with your friends.