January 16th 2012 9:34 pm
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We are getting a really cold snap. I have completely shedded my winter coat. We thought it might be due to my health problems, but we heard that many other dogs have had false sheddings due to our unusually warm winter.
But, it is now super cold and I am left almost naked. Mom bought me a heating pad and a new dog house a while back. She insulated the dog house as best as she could. Just in case this would happen. She decided to spend money on that instead of more vet visits. She also had to replace my heated water dish as my old one quit working. She only has so much money and chose to try and keep me comfortable over the winter instead of spending our money on more vet bills. Anyhow, today, she put a thermometer in my dog house before she went to work on the coldest day we have had this year so far. She rushed home after work, in the dark, and I was there to say hello. She went to my dog house and checked the thermometer. It showed 0 degrees C (32F). It is -15C (5F) outside. So, the dog house and heating pad is working pretty good. When I got in the human house she felt my ears and toes. All were warm. I ate my supper, asked to go out for my bathroom duties, and came back in. We are supposed to get even colder, but now Mom knows I will be okay in my dog house with my heating pad and new heated water dish. My house is for sure out of the wind which will be a major factor in how cold we get this week.
I'm still doing very well and a happy dog. We had a walk in fresh snow yesterday. We love that. We actually came across cougar tracks! I knew what they were, but, Mom figured it out only because she could "see" them in the fresh snow.
whoa, that is very cold, I hope that you stay warm out there, maybe you can stay inside while Mom goes to work...
that's furry nice to hear, Lobo!! trooz. this winter is a lots colder than befurz. efun worse ... my hoomanz didn't efun get me any winter coats becuz of my maternal probs!! but I'm gonna get one soon. my hooman from Dhaka is gonna call her aunt(the big female hooman/ Ian's mom) to provide me a coat within a week.
It has gotten much colder here as well, Lobo. Glad that you are doing so well. Hugs!
Stay inside your doghouse Lobo! Glad you are doing well and that the new doghouse, heating pad and bowl are working!
Lobo, my coat is so short I'd be very cold. We had a cold spell come through and I just stopped in the doorway and turned around.
Stay warm, pal.
This is just a thought... and Mum may be already doing it.. but if she has access to an old horse blanket.. a New Zealand rug sort of thing.. or just some old carpet..... that put on and over the sides of the doghouse will insulated even more.
Its great that its working.. and that you are snug.. but it all helps.