the Senior Cat to return from a visit to the doctor. I am not worried about why he has gone to see the doctor. It is a routine appointment for a repeat prescription that, by law, necessitates the doctor actually physically seeing him.
What I am concerned about is the heat. The medical centre staff have been very thoughtful and provided him with the first appointment of the day - 8:30am. If he arrives a few minutes earlier and his doctor has arrived she will probably see him immediately - unless there is an emergency.
I sent him off with a large bottle of water that had been in the refrigerator. He will have the sense to get another drink like an iced coffee if he thinks he needs it.
But, it is already not just warm but hot and it won't be long before it is very hot. The forecast is for 42'C in the city today. We could be looking at 44'C or more. The next few days will be the same. There will be a slight, brief respite at the end of the week before the temperature rises again.
We don't own a car so the Senior Cat has headed off on his gopher/scooter. It has a hood which will protect him from the sun but not the heat.
I know what my sister will say when she finds out. "You should have rung me. I would have taken him."
And yes, if she was free of her own round of medical appointments, she would have done so. But the Senior Cat is determined to be independent a little longer.
I can't stop him but it worries me. I wish we had a car and I knew how to drive one.