Brrrrrr… it has already cooled off considerably and thoughts have turned to keeping our outside cats warm. As you know, we have one inside diva extraordinaire (Alexa). She claims “squatting rights” and insists that our other cats remain outdoors. Truth be told, outdoors is all 3 of them know and they’re just wild enough to flip if we ever did try to bring them indoors.
I remember one year we were having a HORRIBLE storm and I was scared for our outdoor cat (Svenn). He was also what you’d consider pretty “wild,” but I brought him in anyway. After all, he was my wild baby and I wasn’t going to let anything happen to him.
He went NUTS.
He ran into the sliding doors – he screamed and meowed like he were being tortured and no amount of coddling or baby talk would calm him down. I honestly thought he was going to have a heart attack!
Needless to say, I haven’t made that mistake since.
My husband keeps our garage door opened just enough for our cats to get inside (and short possums, but they seldom go in for long). Fortunately we don’t use our garage for anything except storing Christmas decorations, yard work supplies, and other seasonal knick knacks – so the cats consider it a large, wonderful winter home.
Pretty soon, my husband will grab a bale or two of straw and put it up in the loft of the garage. I’ve climbed up there before and am amazed at how warm it stays with the straw and old blankets. Of course, when spring rolls around, I have a ton of sweeping and cleaning to do but…. are you kidding me, it’s SO worth it to keep my babies warm and comfortable!
I’ve been looking on Amazon this morning at some items Hannah, Jelly Bean, Queen Fatima, and Bullet would like in their winter home and I found the K&H Outdoor Heated Kitty Pad with Fleece Cover (pictured here) that they will love. Fortunately, they’re affordable, because we’re going to need four!
- Thermostatically controlled to warm to your cat?s normal temperature
- Made of rugged ABS plastic
- Ideal for sheds, garages, barns, or anywhere else your outdoor cats hang out
- Includes 5.5-foot steel wrapped cord and fleece cover
- 1-year limited warranty
Amazon.com Product Description