First of all, I'm happy to say the new heated water bowl is working out just fine! The power cord is slightly shorter than the old one. It specifically stated on one of the labels to not use extension cords with it, and there are no other outdoor power outlets we can use here, so … Continue reading This morning
We are still in a polar vortex induced cold spell right now. I delayed doing my rounds outside until it had warmed up to -32C/-25.6F I skipped switching out the memory cards in the trail cams again! Just the extra time to refill both bird feeders this morning was pushing it. The heated water bowl … Continue reading Iced
When I headed out this morning to feed the outside cats and do my rounds, I had a bit of a surprise. Along with finding two of the kibble containers had been knocked out of the kibble house, there was something wrong with the heated water bowl. The water was frozen! A quick glance into … Continue reading Whoops!
After a lovely surprise, finding my dear friend had sent us a heated water bowl for the outside cats, we later opened my husband's packages to see if the one he had ordered was in. It was. But it was not quite what I expected. It turned out to be about half the size of … Continue reading Not what I expected
My husband had some packages to pick up in today's mail, so I made a quick trip in to pick them up. I was expecting 2, maybe 3, boxes. There was 5! LOL The clerk helped me carry them to my van. 😀 When I got home, I was surprised to find my name on … Continue reading I have the best friends!
This morning, my husband told me to look out the bathroom window - and to make sure I had the camera on my phone ready! Too funny! So once the water is gone, our set up does double duty as a butt warmer! Big Jim was prowling around Doom Guy, trying to stick his face … Continue reading Multipurpose
Once again, when going out to give the cats their food and warm water, the water bowl in the sun room was NOT knocked off the warmer. It was also bone dry! This morning, the cats were far more interested in the water than the food! When I go into the sun room through the … Continue reading Looks like it’s working
While doing the morning routine today, I had quite the escort, following me along! During the night, we noticed (by the glowing light in the bathroom window!) that the cats had knocked the water bowl off the concrete block again. This set up might work for chickens, but not so much for cats. I was … Continue reading My escort
Okay, so this is where we left off last night. When I checked on it last night, however, I found that the aluminum foil did not prevent water from dripping down. After looking around for something that might work, I decided to commandeer one of the containers we have been using for the cat kibble. … Continue reading Cat water heater – follow up
A set up to keep the cats' water from freezing is now set up in the sun room. We will know by tomorrow, if not tonight, if it will work. Here is the set up. First, the heat source: an incandescent light bulb. This is what my brother had used under the kitchen sink, to … Continue reading Cat water heater – let’s see if this works!