cats in cones trying to eat

Kitty goes in for her biopsy tomorrow morning! I am… weirdly second-guessing the whole thing, but here we are?

In the meantime, kitty is fucking DISTRESSED because she’s not allowed to eat. I’m trying to explain to her that it’s all for her own good and that by this time tomorrow she’s gonna have a bandaged foot and a Cone of Shame and is going to ~hate me~. It’s a fun night over here.

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It was hot at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Really hot. The iPhone weather app displayed a sweltering 100 degrees.

“It feels like a million degrees,” says Tammy Long, who was visiting from Pennsylvania with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. “It’s sweltering out here.”

Families camp out in the shade, many with ice cream in their hands. Craig Saffoe says this works for the lions and tigers, too.

“We would eat an ice cream cone to try to cool our body down,” says Saffoe. “We give these guys a big cat version of an ice cream cone. It’s literally a block of blood, frozen, and they’ll munch that down.”

How Does A Tiger Keep Cool In This Heat? One Word: Bloodsicles

Photos: Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo