According to NOAA in San Angelo, our low tonight is supposed to be 17°. In Burkett, we’re always several degrees colder. We have a little greenhouse room built onto our deck. In the winter, all the outside plants move inside and we run a heater at 42° to keep them from freezing. We also have kitty tubs in the greenhouse. They’re 60qt Rubbermaid tubs with doors cut for the kitties…and they have fleece bedding. So, for kitties, it’s protected, out of the wind and much warmer than the outside temps.
Helloooooo! Here we have White Foot coming out of a box…an open box on the deck…what’s wrong with this picture? (besides the fact that it’s fuzzy) His mother, Little Kitty, and his sister, Pepe, are also in that box. They’ve chosen the box outside as opposed to the heated luxury of the greenhouse! I hope they get smarter as the night gets colder.
Keeping water outside is a problem during the winter. We have a bucket of water for the kitties in the greenhouse. I caught Ebony drinking from the bucket this morning, so the kitties KNOW there is fresh water inside. So why aren’t they sleeping in there too??? Why do I worry about these kitties? It’s not like they can’t get under the deck or under any of the neighborhood houses. But I DO worry. I want them to be warm and safe, lol..and where I can SEE them! Brrrr….baby, it’s COLD outside!
Susan ~ Patchkat