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Friday, January 24, 2014

Feline Friday: The Keeping Warm Edition

It's damned cold here. Really cold. Record-setting cold. Toe-curling, hair snapping, don't wanna go out to work in it cold.

Thank goodness for warm cats.

I hope you're keeping warm, wherever you are. Chime in and tell me your location and the temp there (although I warn you, if it is over 60, there is a small chance I will show up on your doorstep).

Here's your feline Friday furball fix.

 Everyone knows that reading keeps you warm. Magic and I agree that Alex Bledsoe's new book is the best thing we've read all year. Maybe in a few years!
 Most popular spot in the house...the top of the pellet stove. (I'd sit there myself if my butt fit.) Usually Samhain's hangout, occasionally she'll share with her pal Angus.
 Or not.
Everyone else hangs out on the heated waterbed. (Sometimes it takes 4 cats to hold it down.)

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  1. I love how the cats all have their own corner of the bed. They look so comfy.

    I'm in South Florida and although it has been cooler than usual for January, it's now 67 at 11:00 and should reach 70 today. Cutting the grass yesterday was really pleasant and I'm off to buy some top soil to fill in some spots in the lawn. I'm enjoying this as come June and July, the heat and humidity make yard work a real chore.

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    1. I love the idea of the warm in the winter, but I'm not sure I could handle your summer. Still...70. Sigh.

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  2. Again, as I'm always compelled to point out, Samhain is so super adorable. And I'm always amazed at cats on a waterbed. Leaks ahoy is all I can think! Yep, it's very, very, very, very, very, very, very cold here too. Of course, since we're pretty close to each other, you probably suspected that.

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    1. Yes, she really is. (She's sitting on my lap right now, so I have to say that.) I have had a few *ahem* incidents with cat v. waterbed...and yes, the waterbed always loses. (Magic the Cat, I'm looking at you.) In theory, I've figured out how to prevent them. In reality, it is just a matter of time until I wake up in the middle of the night and say, "Why is my arm wet?"
      Come visit! That will warm you up!

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  3. It was minus one this morning. The past few days it hasn't gotten above ten, but this afternoon is predicted to be in the twenties!

    Mary Anne in Kentucky, where this sort of weather is unusual

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    1. Wow--minus one in Kentucky! At least here we have the clothes (and the snow tires) to deal with it!

      You have my sympathy. Stay warm and safe!

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    2. The city of Louisville has already spent its entire winter budget for snow removal. :) Happily, five days out of seven I can walk to work. The other two are my old job that I'm trying to phase out.

      Mary Anne in Kentucky

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    3. I'll bet! You don't even want to know what I spend heating my house this year..

      I hope you get to phase out the other job soon!

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  4. Well, it's 45 here at noon in Seattle. Cold enough for me. I'm not visiting you until the temp is above 60, just so you know. :) I'm still relearning what temps below 60 indicate as far as how cold it actually is and what I need to wear out of doors. In the 40s, wearing down is perfectly reasonable.

    And your cats are so lovely! I'm amazed that both Angus and Samhain fit on that bitty bed on top of the stove! I'm amused that, instead of curling up together to maximize the heat, the four cats on the bed are as far from each other as possible!

    Please don't freeze!

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    1. Well, if you look closely, you can see they don't quite fit...but that never stops Angus. And Samhain can easily spread out to take up the whole thing.

      Minerva will snuggle with Magic or Mystic, and vice versa, but they don't snuggle together (sibling rivalry). Angus snuggles with Samhain all the time, but I'm not sure I've seen him do it with any of the others, although he and Mystic play together all the time.

      Stay warm! Layers are the key, babe.

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    2. Our inland microclimate in San Diego has us at mid-60s today, the coolest day in weeks. It's cloudy, too, but they say these clouds will bring no relief from the drought. Sorry to Deb and those of you in cold climes, but this is the first day in weeks we haven't been able to sit outside. Love the pictures of the cats!

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    3. My sister Becky and my parents live in San Diego, so I know about the weather there. Wish I could send you drought relief!

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  5. I'm in Kansas, and right now it's 42. But we are headed for a low this coming Monday of -2! My kitty Molly is curled up right against me as I type...

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    1. It's good to have warm kitties. And brrrr...

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  6. It's just after midnight here in Idaho and a toasty 10 degrees.

    ...Which is actually weirdly warm this time of year. In December it was getting to -20 at night, which is more the usual of our temperature.

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  7. Deborah, I agree with your "yoinks" above r/t the -20 degrees at night - I'm in Kentucky also and we've been freezing , but yay today we're supposed to get into the 40's and then again Monday back down we go . Love your kitties . we've got some who will snuggle and others who wouldn't go near each other if it meant freezing to death . how is your little Honda Fit doing in the cold?
    Bonnie

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    1. The Fit is doing quite well, Bonnie. Considering how cold it has been, I am grateful I decided not to try and stick it out one more winter with the old car that had big holes at the bottom of the doors!

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