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PestoSunnyissimos Fri 13-Jun-14 09:43:46

Now that it's hot PestoCat doesn't seem to be that interested in eating his wet food at mealtimes. I'm not worried too much as he always has dry food available, but I hate leaving uneaten wet food down for too long as it encourages flies.

He also is not lurking around the house so much, seems to be off out a lot more. He is a young cat and this is his first summer with us, so I haven't got a lot to go on. And it's rather lovely round here with lots of countryside to explore. So I'm hoping that it's not that he doesn't want to be here with us (he does always come back), but rather that there's better options to explore for a young enquiring cat to investigate.

Please reassure me if you can, our last cat was elderly & didn't wander off that much.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Jun-14 10:00:13

Summer, good weather, loads a-doing outside (insects, birds, smells etc.) You'd hardly see him at all almost. Is he neutered and chipped etc? (And does he stay in at night when it's more dangerous for cats?)

(Seniorboy's reaction to summer is to lie on top of the duvet in the afternoon rather than under it. Older cats are a whole different ball game.)

Oh - and he may well be obtaining some of his calories 'on the hoof' nowadays. You're lucky if you're not being brought presents.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Jun-14 10:04:24

PS - I wouldn't be leaving wet food out in the summer heat because it will dry up if nothing else. He'll come to no harm if you dish up a small, fresh portion when he's actually around and wet food freezes pretty well if you have a freezer and some small containers so you don't need to waste large parts of tins/pouches.

CanaryYellow Fri 13-Jun-14 10:04:56

My cat's the same. He's 5 years old.

He hardly touches his wet food when the weather's warmer, I assume there's more mice and birds around so he's catching his own wet food.

We've hardly seen him at all the last few days, he calls in at home for a quick cuddle and a power nap then he's off out again.

Oh and in this weather he's shedding fur like you wouldn't believe!

PestoSunnyissimos Fri 13-Jun-14 10:06:59

Yes I think you're right. He loves investigating insects etc and occasionally he surprises me by appearing underneath the patio table & chairs, all flopped out!

He doesn't stay in all night, but does usually spend quite a high proportion of it on the duvet by my feet. If I move just a tiny bit, he starts purring grin

I guess I'm not unduly worried, but because I'm at home most of the time, I miss him when he's not around blush

PestoSunnyissimos Fri 13-Jun-14 10:08:14

Just seen the other messages, will remove the wet food until he's here. Good advice!

cozietoesie Fri 13-Jun-14 10:09:16

Wait till it starts raining or the weather turns in Autumn.

PestoSunnyissimos Fri 13-Jun-14 10:23:25

Here's PestoCat snoozing

cozietoesie Fri 13-Jun-14 10:24:50

A lovely boy. (I have a terrific soft spot for ginger toms as well.)

PestoSunnyissimos Fri 13-Jun-14 10:25:50

Thank you, me too!

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