In Kingston Massachusetts we've had a weird winter. Its been cold, then some snow, then it was in the 60's for a couple days then it turned bitter cold again, and now its in the 40's today. Sometimes when this happens the heat is on and then the heat gets turned down, but when the cold weather comes back fast it can seem cold in the house for the cats.
I've seen it happen at our house. I don't like being too hot so I turn the heat down. When its cold I sometimes forget its down low and the poor cats are bundled up in weird spots trying to keep warm.
Here's a few things that I do to make sure they have options to keep nice and snuggle warm in the winter.
First, I keep the curtains open in the window that have the best sunshine spots during the day. The cats love sleeping on my bed especially in the sunshine spots. I make sure to have them open so they get the best of the day's sunshine while they are cat napping away.
Second, I put snuggle beds near the radiators. So when the heat does come on its nice and warm for them. My cat Lanie has a Sturdi cat House and I adorn it with her favorite blankets and quilts so she can crawl inside and stay nice and warm.
Lastly, I use electric warming beds and pads. These beds plug in and use very low electricity. My cat Cindy is 18 years old. She has kidney disease and she likes to be warm. So I keep her bed plugged in all the time. It stays on low until she crawl inside for a nap. I truly do wish they made one that of us could crawl up in together. Maybe they will consider that someday.
What will you do to keep the cats warm this winter? I would love to know.