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Old December 16th 14, 01:18 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about 30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.





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Since it's kept outside, of course it's neutered.
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Old December 17th 14, 02:56 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
dgk
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:18:14 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about 30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.


I made a home out of a styrofoam box with those cheap stick-um tiles
to keep them from scratching through the styrofoam. I also installed a
heated pad designed for outdoor use by cats, something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/3093-Extreme-W...ng+pad+outdoor

Sorry if that URL breaks but just look for "pet heating pad outdoor".
I put lots of straw in the house and change that yearly. I don't
recommend blankets because they get fleas and such. This looks like a
nice way to build a shelter:

http://www.ehow.com/how_8270025_buil...reme-cold.html

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Old December 17th 14, 07:52 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

dgk wrote:

John Doe wrote:

I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about 30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.


I made a home out of a styrofoam box with those cheap stick-um tiles
to keep them from scratching through the styrofoam. I also installed a
heated pad designed for outdoor use by cats, something like this:


I was thinking about using Styrofoam, but it's probably not as cold here.

http://www.amazon.com/3093-Extreme-W...ng+pad+outdoor


Thanks, I was wondering about that. I did look briefly before buying an
electric blanket.

Sorry if that URL breaks but just look for "pet heating pad outdoor".
I put lots of straw in the house and change that yearly. I don't
recommend blankets because they get fleas and such. This looks like a
nice way to build a shelter:


You are worried about fleas and you only change the bedding once per
year? I use clean paper towels, changed at least every few days, as a
cover on all of their bedding. The blanket can be folded up in many
different ways, and it is washable. Fleas will always be a concern since
it's an outdoor cat. One marvelous thing about using clean bright white
paper towels is that you know what's going on with the cat. You can see
all of the dirt and any blood. And it helps clean your cat.

Hopefully your outdoor cats are neutered.
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Old December 20th 14, 10:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Christina Websell
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket


"John Doe" wrote in message
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dgk wrote:

John Doe wrote:

I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area
since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a
cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about
30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when
it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero
it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the
electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.


I made a home out of a styrofoam box with those cheap stick-um tiles
to keep them from scratching through the styrofoam. I also installed a
heated pad designed for outdoor use by cats, something like this:


I was thinking about using Styrofoam, but it's probably not as cold here.

http://www.amazon.com/3093-Extreme-W...ng+pad+outdoor


Thanks, I was wondering about that. I did look briefly before buying an
electric blanket.

Sorry if that URL breaks but just look for "pet heating pad outdoor".
I put lots of straw in the house and change that yearly. I don't
recommend blankets because they get fleas and such. This looks like a
nice way to build a shelter:


You are worried about fleas and you only change the bedding once per
year? I use clean paper towels, changed at least every few days, as a
cover on all of their bedding. The blanket can be folded up in many
different ways, and it is washable. Fleas will always be a concern since
it's an outdoor cat. One marvelous thing about using clean bright white
paper towels is that you know what's going on with the cat. You can see
all of the dirt and any blood. And it helps clean your cat.

Hopefully your outdoor cats are neutered.


Well, let's not get into a p*ssing contest, eh? We are all on the same side
here.

An electric blanket is a good thing for a cat. Boyfie has one under his
duvet. It was once mine.









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Old December 20th 14, 11:20 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
John Doe[_2_]
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

There was no ****ing contest. If this poster had read or considered my
entire reply, it might notice that I thanked the prior author for the
heads up on the cat heating pad.

More likely it's just annoyed by the advice about using clean paper
towels changed regularly...

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dgk dgk somewhere.com wrote:

John Doe always.look message.header wrote:

I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area
since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a
cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about
30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when
it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero
it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the
electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.

I made a home out of a styrofoam box with those cheap stick-um tiles
to keep them from scratching through the styrofoam. I also installed a
heated pad designed for outdoor use by cats, something like this:


I was thinking about using Styrofoam, but it's probably not as cold here.

http://www.amazon.com/3093-Extreme-W...ng+pad+outdoor


Thanks, I was wondering about that. I did look briefly before buying an
electric blanket.

Sorry if that URL breaks but just look for "pet heating pad outdoor".
I put lots of straw in the house and change that yearly. I don't
recommend blankets because they get fleas and such. This looks like a
nice way to build a shelter:


You are worried about fleas and you only change the bedding once per
year? I use clean paper towels, changed at least every few days, as a
cover on all of their bedding. The blanket can be folded up in many
different ways, and it is washable. Fleas will always be a concern since
it's an outdoor cat. One marvelous thing about using clean bright white
paper towels is that you know what's going on with the cat. You can see
all of the dirt and any blood. And it helps clean your cat.

Hopefully your outdoor cats are neutered.


Well, let's not get into a p*ssing contest, eh? We are all on the same side
here.

An electric blanket is a good thing for a cat. Boyfie has one under his
duvet. It was once mine.












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Old December 21st 14, 12:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
Mack A. Damia
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:20:17 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

"Christina Websell"


Ignore this poster. She is a notorious drunk and shrew who never
changes her underwear.

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Old December 21st 14, 12:41 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
John Doe[_2_]
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

Mack A. Damia wrote:

John Doe wrote:

"Christina Websell"


Ignore this poster. She is a notorious drunk and shrew who never
changes her underwear.


How do you know that she never changes her underwear?
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Old December 21st 14, 01:17 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
Mack A. Damia
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:41:18 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:

John Doe wrote:

"Christina Websell"


Ignore this poster. She is a notorious drunk and shrew who never
changes her underwear.


How do you know that she never changes her underwear?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz1x28DHF08

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Old December 27th 14, 05:59 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

Aw...that's really sweet and warm. I guess she really needs a warm blanket.

A.
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On Tuesday, 16 December 2014 08:18:36 UTC+8, John Doe wrote:
I was thinking of ways to keep it warm during the winter. You know, boxes
or whatever. I bought an electric blanket and it hasn't left the area since
that day. The weather hardly gets below freezing, so I'm hoping for a cold
night I think it will work at least down to 0F. One night was about 30
and it was no problem. Since then, I put it in a larger box that is only
half covered. It's kind of paranoid, like half feral, it cringes when it's
petted but it enjoys having its head scratched. So if it gets near zero it
will probably move into that covered half of the box. Still on the electric
blanket, that should keep it warm and cozy. Since the electric blanket is
folded up, it generates concentrated heat and must be left on the lowest
settings. As with all of their bedding, clean paper towels are used like
sheets.





--
Since it's kept outside, of course it's neutered.

  #10  
Old December 27th 14, 07:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe[_2_]
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Posts: 166
Default My outside cat has an electric blanket

Thanks. It's also easy. It's also useful here because the half-feral cat
apparently for self-defense reasons does not like being inside of a box.
 




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