🐾 moment #wikimeow: it's so important to make sure you're all prepared during hot weather to care for companion animals. read my tips to make sure your pets stay cool and calm during summer.
1. keep it cool: all pets must be kept in cool, shady areas. it is ideal to bring pets indoors on hot days. if you're feeling warm, chances are they are too.
2. little ones need care too: small pets are particularly susceptible to heat. please bring these animals indoors during hot weather. if this is not possible, drape their cage with wet towels and provide a sturdy icepack or frozen water bottle for the animal to lean against so it can to regulate its own body temperature. make sure the animals' enclosures are out of direct sunlight and protected from the sun as the shade moves throughout the day.
3. water water water! provide plenty of fresh, cool water in large water containers. be sure to provide numerous sources of water in case one is spilt. ensure the containers are in the shade and add some ice to the water to keep it cool.
4. watch when you walk: walking your dog or cat when the ground is too hot can cause serious damage to their paws. instead, walk in the coolness of the early morning or evening. if you're unsure if its cool enough, press your hand to the pavement for 5 seconds. if it's too hot for your hand, it's too hot for their paws.
5. keep them comfortable: if your pet seems to be in discomfort, try wetting their feet and misting water onto their face. this is an option for dogs, cats, ferrets, poultry and caged birds as many animals control their inner temperature through their feet. it' s important not to saturate a bird's feathers as this can cause them to go into shock.
6. animals in hot cars: never leave your pet in the car in warm weather. it takes only minutes for an animal to suffer an agonising death if left in a hot car.
if you see an animal locked in a hot car, immediately phone police. 🐱🐶🐹🐰🐥☀️💦 #boopmynose #catsofinstagram #catgag #adventurecat #bestmeow #9gagcute #petstagram #happycaturday #bomdia #summervibes #weeklyfluff #whatthefluff
🐾 moment #wikimeow: meowevening folks, tomorrow is #tongueouttuesday and so this is me and my tongue in lausanne where i actually live. in 563 ad the early settlement of lausanne was swept from the earth surface by… a huge tsunami on lake geneva!
who could ever think that this city would have to face such a natural disaster? and it wasn’t the only one in this region. geologists had found a proof that 5 tsunamis took place there at different points in history. one massive wave in the bronze age around 3,400 years ago, was the reason for a very prolonged desolation on the northern shore of the lake. unlike it might seem, tsunami in lake geneva can cause unthinkable devastation. as incredible as it sounds, it is really true. a tsunami usually occurs in the ocean, but it’s no secret than big waves may form on lakes as well due to earthquakes, underwater sediments shifts and land or rockslides.
moreover, there’s still a possibility of another one in preset time. a computer reconstruction of the tsunami that would have been generated by the amount of material in the tongue of the lake shows that after the collapse of the sediment, a wave of 13 meters high would have reached lausanne within just 15 minutes! but, thankfully, lausanne is built on steep slopes, so most of it would have been spared. the damage would have been much greater when, 55 minutes after that, an 8-metre wave reached geneva at the other end of the lake. there’s no immediate need to cancel your vacation in lausanne or on lake geneva, for that matter, as it’s not likely to occur in the next 500 years according to scientist’s predictions.
but the weather and our planet’s stunts are getting more and more random and scary over the time. so, swiss government is making sure that different kinds of measures are taken if not to prevent then, at least, to lessen the damage that could have been caused. i will go to live in geneva in november... i hope that everything will be quiet cause i don’t like cold water. 🐱🌊🧀🐮🇨🇭
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🐾 moment #wikimeow: meowsaturday folks! yesterday it was june 21st : summer solstice, when the sun falls directly on the tropic of cancer.
long days are one thing and summer solstice is something way more complicated than just a long day. what is summer solstice?
well, it is technically an annual phenomenon when the northern hemisphere of earth gets the most direct sunlight due to earth's tilted axis (23.4 degree).
from march to september, the northern hemisphere gets more sunlight than the southern one. june 21 is the day when the northern hemisphere receives the most direct sunlight, which causes the day to last longer than any other day in the year. after this date, the course of sunlight gets more south-bound and we get a winter solstice on december 22.
the date of the solstice is not constant. it depends on a person's location on earth
a country witnesses the summer solstice on june 21 while other parts of the world may experience it on june 20 or 22. the same applies for winter solstice
the earth has had shorter and will have longer days as the planet's speed of rotation has reduced since its inception and it will further reduce, making the days even longer in future 🐱🌎☀️🌼🚀 #adventurecat #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #catoftheday #catloversclub #happycaturday #summeroutfit #prettylittlething #mylausanne #myswitzerland #bestmeow
🐾 moment #wikimeow : meowmorning igers! lake geneva is a lake on the north side of the alps, shared between switzerland and france. it is known in french as lac léman or lac de genève.
lying at an elevation of 72 meters (1,220 feet), it is the largest alpine lake in europe. it is formed by the rhône river, which enters it at the east end between villeneuve, switzerland, and saint-gingolph, france, and leaves it at the west end through the city of geneva. it covers an area of 580 square kilometers (224 square miles) and it has a maximum depth of 310 meters (1,020 feet).
the water, unusually blue and transparent, is subject to remarkable fluctuations of level known as seiches, in which the whole fluid mass in the lake rhythmically swings from shore to shore.
lake geneva region is characterised by its great geographical diversity.
ever since the 18th century, the lake geneva region, reputed for its beauty, has grown to be a holidaying region, visited by the great personalities of this world who were enchanted by the peace that emanates from its landscapes.
if you follow the shore of the lake, you can admire the changing colors, the terraced slopes with their vineyards, the impressive mountains, picturesque villages and towns with their blend of past relics and modern activity. listed as a unesco world heritage site, the lavaux vineyard terraces plunge into the lake.
in the late 1960s, pollution made it dangerous to swim at some beaches of the lake; indeed, visibility under water was near zero. by the 1980s, intense environmental pollution had almost wiped out all the fish. today, pollution levels have been dramatically cut back, and it is again considered safe to swim in the lake.
charlie chaplin spent his final years and died in vevey. freddie mercury settled in montreux where the queen had bought mountain recording studio and where he learnt to appreciate the peace and quiet. now another important star lives there: me !! 🐱🐟🌊🏊🏻♀️⛵️🇨🇭 #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #bestmeow #9gagcute #photobombed #cats_of_instagram #mylausanne #myswitzerland #lavaux #switzerlandwonderlan #switzerland_vacations #lakeleman #lausanneparcoeur
🐾 moment #wikimeow: igers!! today is #tongueouttuesday, and i decided to celebrate it in this square! place dauphine is a small triangular square beautifully set in the île de la cité. the place dauphine was laid out in 1609 under king henri iv and with place des vosges, the square is one of the oldest laid out in paris.
in any other city it might be surprising to find a secluded green area right in the middle of one of the busiest areas. but in paris, with green space accounting for 25% of the city's area, it's what we've come to expect. on the western point of bustling île de la cité (home to notre dame cathedral, la sainte chapelle, the conciergerie, and the palais de justice) is leafy and relaxing place dauphine.
surprisingly, place dauphine is never really crowded, probably because it's sort of tucked away from the main visitors' routes. years ago, the whole space was shaded by a canopy of 24 mature chestnut trees.
unfortunately, those trees were attacked by an insect-borne disease and had to be removed in 2009. a more resistant tree, the red chestnut, was planted in their place. ten years later the new trees have grown enough to start to provide shade themselves.
during his reign from from 1589 to 1610, henry iv applied himself to improving paris and set about improving the muddy banks of the west end of île de la cité. the project had started earlier, under henry iii and charles ix, who started by filling in this end of the island to create a base for a planned new bridge. but it was henry iv who completed that bridge, pont neuf, at the same time as place dauphine was created, back in the heady days of urban development at the beginning of the 17th century, with the bridge completed in 1606 and the place in 1615.
the place was named for henry iv's son, the future king louis xvii, who at the time was the dauphin, or heir to the throne. 🐱🌳🐬🥖💚 #meowedtongueout #placedauphine #vivreparis #doitinparis #9gagcute #cats_of_instagram #happycaturday #petstagram #pinktongue #tonguefordays #catswithtonguesout
🐾 moment #wikimeow: meowmonday folks! what do you think about my #followmeowto ?? i’m sure you know this lady... but i think you don’t know some of these interesting facts about her:
the eiffel tower, as the name might suggest, was designed and built by gustave eiffel's engineering company, compagnie des établissements eiffel.
contrary to popular belief, however, eiffel himself has very little to do with the tower's design and actual construction.
the tower was designed by two of eiffel's senior engineers, maurice koechlin and émile nouguier.
the tower's design came about after a discussion about a suitable centerpiece for the 1889 paris exposition. this exposition was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the french revolution. but the eiffel tower was originally intended to be built in barcelona, not paris.
the tower's design was rejected by the spanish, to the great gain of the french.
of course, in hindsight, this has proved a very costly mistake for spain.
the iron lady was specifically intended as the grand entrance to the exposition and was not meant to be a permanent feature of the parisian skyline.
after its official inauguration in march of 1889, the tower was supposed to stand for 20 years and be dismantled in 1909.
this was the total time limit awarded to eiffel for his permit to build it.
once ownership reverted to the city of paris the original plan was to dismantle it.
in fact, part of the original competition rules was for the winning structure to be easily dismantled. but as it provided a great radio antenna it was allowed to remain standing after the permit's expiration.
it is estimated that around 250 million people have visited the eiffel tower since it officially opened in 1889.
it is also estimated that around 25,000 visitors ascend the tower each and every day.
this volume of tourists inevitably results in long queues. you can buy tickets online to avoid long waiting times of course. 🐱👨🏻🎨🥐🥖🗼🇫🇷 #followmeto #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #latoureffel #hello_rooftops #vivreparis #doitinparis #mylittleparis #9gagcute #cats_of_instagram #sunsetlover #love_ironlady #bestmeow
🐾moment #wikimeow : meowevening bipeds and quadrupeds!
here i was sniffing around “the pont d’arcole”. called the passerelle de grève or the pont de l'hôtel-de-ville for the first two years of its life, its present name comes from the battle of the bridge of arcole, in which napoleon personally led a charge waving the tricolour and defeated the austrians in 1796. the other hypothesis is that a young republican killed in the "three glorious days" of the july revolution - cut down as he planted the tricolour - cried "remember that i am called arcole" just before his death, presumably as he was imitating bonaparte's action.
it was only in 1828 that a suspension bridge for pedestrians supported from a central pier in midstream, was built by marc seguin. in 1854 it was replaced by a more substantial metal structure that could also be used by vehicular traffic. the structure was innovative in that it was the first unsupported bridge across the seine to be made entirely in wrought iron rather than cast iron. the low arch, only lightly cambered, was also innovative, and on 16 february 1888 it suddenly sagged by 20 cm and had to be consolidated.
the bridge is also historically notable in that it was over this bridge that the first tanks of général leclerc's 2nd armored division rolled on their way to the place de l'hôtel de ville during the liberation of paris in august 1944.
🐱🇫🇷🥖🐾 #weeklyfluff #whatthefluff #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #bestmeow #purrfect #happycaturday #catladyproblems
#loves_france_ #super_france #vivreparis #doitinparis #mylittleparis #theweekoninstagram
🐾moment #wikimeow : meowmorning furriends! even in the city of light there are places that may be a little bit in the shadows — places you may not have heard about, places you have to search to find. seeking out these places can deliver a little thrill of pleasure; you feel like a cat explorer finding the unexpected in a city we think we know so well. here i’m in rue des barres, in the marais. this is a short street with a long history. in medieval paris there were water-powered mills on the banks of the seine; one of them was named moulin des barres (barriers, or barres, were found along the river back then. viking invaders and all that.) the street that came off the seine was naturally called rue des barres.
at the lower end rue des barres begins next to restaurant café louis philippe and is tucked behind a tall period building, from where the street climbs a series of wide shallow steps on its way into the marais.
as you climb the steps, on your left is église saint-gervais-et-saint-protais. there's been a church here since the 7th century; the current one was built over a 150-year period ending in about 1650. there was tragedy here — during good friday service in 1918 a german artillery shell landed on the church, killing 88 people and wounding dozens more.
further along the street you can spot some historic buildings. number 12 dates from the time there was an abbey here; at number 15 is a house that dates from 1624.
🐱🥐🥖🐾👣 #vivreparis #doitinparis #mylittelparis #ruedesbarres #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #adventurecat #happycaturday #catloversclubs #9gagcute #cats_of_instagram #bestmeow #catswiththeirmouthopen
🐾 meowfriday folks! personally, i have always loved the roofs of paris. gray like me, falling on decrepit walls, and full of life below ... 🐱🏠🏩🏫🕌🏭🏨💒 #hello_rooftops #hello_paris #mylittleparis #doitinparis #vscofrance #vivreparis #latoureiffel #fubiz #prettylittleiiinspo #beautifulmatters #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #friyay #adventurecat #catsandwomen
🐾 meowsunday bipeds and quadrupeds. it’s time to have a nap if i want to be ready tu run all the night in the house 🐱😇😴🥒 #boopmynose #9gagcute #bestmeow #cats_of_day #igatticonquisterannoilmondo #whatthefluff #weeklyfluff #happycaturday #kittens_of_instagram #kittenlovers #meowdel_feature #nappingcat #catsleep #beautifulmatters