Friday, July 18, 2014

And what do you do at the rooftop plaza, Ginger?

We know that whenever Ginger disappears for hours, he would most probably (almost certainly) be at the rooftop plaza.

But we don't know exactly which part of the neighbour's roof he is at, and more interestingly, what Ginger does up there.

Here's the strange thing....

Whenever Ginger comes down from the rooftop, he seems a little disoriented and is "not himself".

I don't know how to describe it exactly, but he seems a little "high" on something, like he has just sniffed glue or something like that.

Then, he would be in a daze for hours and suddenly, he would wake up and be himself again!

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So what do you do at your rooftop plaza, Ginger?


If Ginger meows, we know he is fully awake. If not, he is still in a daze.


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Now he is fully awake, and this is 6 hours after coming down from the rooftop.


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 Fully awake to supervise my sewing.


What do you think Ginger does on the rooftop?

11 comments:

Chen said...

This is actually worrying. Maybe its a due to heat. Rooftops can be very hot and cats do not sweat except through their pretty paws pads. Lethargy is one of the symptoms of heat exhaustion. Take a look at the sharing on this blog about her experience with her own cat - http://midgiesmom.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/heat-stroke-heat-exhaustion-in-cats/. Sounds familiar?

chankahyein said...

That did occur to me, but I have not figured out how to stop Ginger from going to his rooftop plaza unless I cage him when I'm at work, or even when I'm home. He sneaks off to the rooftop whenever he likes. He knows he can come into the house at anytime and is totally welcome to do so, but he likes going to the rooftop so sigh...

I think he has been napping at the rooftop even before we moved into this neighbourhood as we noticed he always came from that roof.

Chen said...

Getting heat exhaustion is very dangerous. Instead of cage, why not keep him in a confined area in a room? He needs to break from this habit of napping on rooftops.

chankahyein said...

He wants so much to join Bunny's Place, actually. Today, he was sitting in front of the grille again, but Daffodil came over to whack him and made him go away. I guess Daffodil knows he won't survive in Bunny's Place. It's a dangerous place for mild-mannered cats.

chankahyein said...

Yes, we should think of breaking the habit. But that would mean confining him most of the time. Our sliding door is open so that all the patiocats have easy access into the house so that just in case of any danger, they can come right into the house and be safe. If we lock Ginger in, the rest cannot come inside anymore.
The only other way is to induce Ginger into Bunny's Place, but the poor boy might not survive. Cow is mad. And it isn't fair to cage Cow too. In any case, we cannot cage Cow - he will bite us first. And even if Cow is caged, Bunny and Indy are also titans. Bunny is a bully - he goes for easy target and sure-wins like Tiger and Tabs. Indy is slightly mad, but I don't think Indy will bite anyone. He only bites me when he is jealous of other cats getting my attention. Oh but wait, Indy doesn't like Ginger.
Oh gosh...what a dilemma...

Oreo Bartholomeow Balestorm said...

Hi Dr Chan, maybe Ginger hid some catnip or silvervine at his rooftop plaza-ngiao?

chankahyein said...

Ha ha...I doubt so!

Chen said...

What about the bathroom? Put a litter box and a few comfy seats. Keep him there during the day when he's most likely to wander off.

chankahyein said...

Oh...that would be from 7.30am until 6pm...that's many hours of being confined in a bathroom.

Chen said...

Let's try it first. Maybe he'll even see the bathroom as his special place eventually and choose to hang out there instead of rooftops. :D

Chen said...

Put your smelliest dirty laundry in the bathroom with Ginger. He'll enjoy sitting in it. :p