|Barked: Sat Oct 12, '13 11:08am PST |
|My sister and her husband bought a very, very nice vacation home up in the mountains and want to have Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings there this year.
My sister welcomes Moose, but not in the house (which I totally understand and respect).
If I go, I will definitely bring Moose because it will be his first visit to the snow (if there's snow)and I can't wait to see him play in it.
My dilemma is this-- since Moose isn't allowed inside, he will be in his crate in the garage at night and whenever I don't have him out and about during the day.
During the day I don't mind him just hanging out in his crate since I plan on wearing him out on our outings.
My concern is at night when the temps drop into the 20's. Lower if we are having a cold snap. Now, I understand Moose is a "snow" dog, but he's never, ever spent any time sleeping out in the cold and I'm not sure I'm ok with having him sleeping in really cold temps, in a garage all by himself.
I'm debating whether I should stay at a near by hotel, that way Moose can be inside with me at night. (During the day he'll stay in his crate in the garage).
But, I know my sister will pitch a fit about me staying at a hotel when I've got a "free", nice place to stay.
Anyway I could make sleeping in a cold garage more comfy for him? I'd say space heater, but in a garage with two cars in it, that's not safe.
I could load up his crate with blankets I guess.
(I'll be getting him a vinyl, easy to transport crate, so that should trap heat a little better than a wire crate. Especially with a blanket over it).
Any other ways of making his nights not so cold?
I know Moose isn't made of glass, but he is my baby.
Also, Moose isn't one of the extreme panting, looking for the coolest spots to lay down kind of Saint. As long as it's not hot, Moose is comfortable. Even during our mild heat waves this summer, Moose would climb up onto my bed at night, which I didn't think he'd do.
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