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High Rise Syndrome in Cats

Warmer weather is upon us, yet it is not open window time in my house – not yet. I live in fear of one of my precious darlings venturing out a ground floor window or falling from an upper story one. As such, even in the sweltering months of July and August, I never crack the windows further open than half-a-cat-width (or about three inches). I usually just pay higher than average electricity bills to run the air conditioning. But at least I know the kitties are safe from their extreme-sport impulses (like hanging from the window screen). read more