While heading out to do the food and water for the kitties outside, I discovered the heated water bowl. Frozen solid. A quick glance through the entry, and I found the cord wasn't just knocked loose from the outlet, but the hook I put in to hold the cord and keep the cats from knocking … Continue reading Well, it was bound to happen some time!
Our first blizzard of the season has passed us by. The weather system is still going, though. On the weather radar, I can see that a swath of the US, Ontario and Quebec are being hit as the storm makes its way to the East coast. As I write this, we are at -22C/-7.6F, with … Continue reading Just a bit of snow…
There was a light snow overnight, and while I was out doing my morning rounds. I noticed this, on the roof of the cat shelter. Melted snow on the roof of the cat shelter, above the ceramic terrarium heater. You can certainly tell where the heat bulb is! There is no insulation on the walls … Continue reading It’s working!
We did it! We were able to finish the winter shelter for the outdoor cats' kibble containers! The only thing it needs now is to be painted, which will probably wait until spring. Of course, things didn't quite go to plan, but that's pretty much how everything goes! 😀 One of the first things we … Continue reading Progress: kibble house is done!
After working on the sun room door frame and the bird feeder, it was time to work on the cat house. The first thing I needed to do, though, was adjust the counterweight. I sacrificed another crate to hold the block, then retied it. I had doubled up the rope before and this time, rather … Continue reading Winterizing the cat shelter
I know I've said this before. I'll probably say it many more times. I have the best brother! He and his wife are just amazing. Yesterday, we had a wonderful surprise from them. I got a message from my SIL that my brother would be coming over with their old dog house, for us to … Continue reading A wonderful surprise!
Things warmed up a bit today, and we got a bit of snow. It won't last long; tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to dip again. After some consideration of what materials I had available, today I finally built an insulated shelter for the outside cats, as an extra layer of protection in the sun room, … Continue reading Use Watcha Got cat condo!
When we rigged up the shelf outside the sun room to be a cat shelter, there were a few things I identified as potential problems. The tarp is staple gunned in place, for example, and I could see those giving out easily. What I never imagined happening, however, is what I found this morning. In … Continue reading Not the problem I expected to have!
It warmed up a little bit today, so we got to work on winterizing the sun room. When that was done, I was even able to modify the shelf we have outside the sun room into a cat shelter. What a job it was, too!! The first order of business was to empty enough of … Continue reading Winterizing: sun room and cat shelter