Summer is here my cute furry and non-furry friends! If you are like me, it’s time to get some fun in the sun and relax! You know us cats love to relax. It’s very stressful sleeping 16 hours a day and being alert to our surroundings. There isn’t much more I love then laying out in the sun and sleeping and relaxing. Well, besides eating and using the litter, this is my favorite thing to do. But my cuddly friends, there are some rules to proper sunbathing that I want to share with you so you can have maximum comfort while not getting sunburned. This advice is also good for everyone including my cute doggy friends! I’ll share with you my top 5 tips on how to get the perfect suntan.
Tip #1 : Have a soft sunbathing bed
Having the proper comfortable place to lie down is very important. As a lazy cat, I’ll be laying out in the sun for hours, as I’m sure you will too. Therefore, you want to make sure the spot you are laying in is very comfortable so you don’t get a back ache. Since I can curl up very easily, I can use many things to make my bed such as a cat bed (or a dog bed), pillow, soft carpet, or a nice padded rug, say outside on the deck or patio. Also, a tip within a tip, make sure my furriends that your bed area is kitty litter free. You don’t want baked in kitty litter getting stuck in your skin or fur. That will cause a lot more work to clean up after you sunbathe, and it will be exhausting and you’ll need another nap!
Tip #2 : Hide your spots
As you can see my friends, I have 28 black spots on me. I believe I got them from improper sunbathing. I can tell you that my black spots get very hot when I lay directly in the sun. My white fur is fine, but oh do the cute black spots get hot to the touch, especially when faced directly in the sunlight. If you have any dark spots my furry and non-furry friends, you’ll want to make sure you cover them up so you don’t get too hot.
Tip #3 : Avoid a partial tan
If you don’t plan your sunbathing properly my cuddly friends, you’ll end up with a farmer’s tan, and everyone will make fun of you. It isn’t pretty to have an uneven tan is it? You can see that I clearly have that problem myself. Look at all the bright white fur I don’t have evenly tanned with my black spots. To fix this problem, it is important to get a white part of your body tan, but please, comply with your local ordinances before doing so! Not all cities have a nude beach after all! As you can see, I have a lot of work to do!
Tip #4 : Protect your eyes
It goes without saying (almost) that your eyes are very important. As a cat, it’s important for me to keep a sharp eye on everyone so I know what you are doing at all times. It’s not that I don’t trust you, but I don’t trust you! Plus, you may get something to eat and I’ll clearly need to investigate that situation. I notice when my daddy goes out in the sun, he puts these dark things over his eyes that hook on his ears. They look very uncomfortable to me and often times Soda and I will be very helpful by grabbing them and pulling them off daddy’s head. He doesn’t seem to appreciate the help. I have found a better solution to the problem, and it works very well since I have a furry friend with me. As you can see by my photo above, you don’t need a dark uncomfortable thing around your eyes, in fact, you can stick your face in something soft and furry!
Tip #5 : Relax and be free
Sometimes sun bathing can be stressful as you try and even out your tan. It will take a lot of sunbathing to get your color to be even. I personally don’t worry too much about it. I just take my time sunbathing and napping to get the even perfect tan. I mix in some napping, and eating while getting my beauty sleep and some rays. You do need to make the time for this important activity. I have to move my play time to the evening so I can get my 8 hours of sun in each day. The most important thing is to have fun! It’s your time to relax your whole body and just let go all of your tension. I like to spread out and relax my cute friends, and you should too!
There you have it my furry friends. The Cow Cat’s 5 tips for a perfect suntan! Now, it’s your turn to go have your fun in the sun! Let me know your favorite sunbathing tip and technique that I gave to you. And, if you have a tip to share with me and all our cute furry friends, please do! I’d love to hear from you and I’ll try your suggestion, well, if it isn’t too hard that is! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter below, so I can send you more HELPFUL tips and free gifts from me that only my email subscribers will get 😉 Happy tanning my friends!