This week normal winter weather returned. Our temperatures are above zero finally… but still below freezing! Now they are telling us that the "polar vortex" is coming down AGAIN next week. Get me away from here! I am yearning for a beach and the warmth of the sun.
Even if I did have a chance to go away, I'm not sure I could. I feel responsible for the feral kitties who live outside in back of our house. We have provided them with shelters filled with straw, along with food and water dishes. Of course, the water freezes when temperatures are this low. So we got heated water dishes for them. Look what the kitties have done…
They have decided that the heated water dishes are a nice place to sit. I'm sure they are drawn to the warmth.
I could get heated shelters for them, but there aren't that many electrical outlets outside. So will they have to choose between drinking water and a warm place to sit? I have thought about asking my brother-in-law if we can borrow his outdoor heater (the kind that cafes have outside) to put back there. I'm not sure it would work while sitting in snow and ice, though. (Or we might blow a fuse from using all those heaters.)
I just wish winter would go away!