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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Zipper in her porch cocoon

Every winter I have to find new ways to keep Zipper warm on the porch. She LOVES the screened in porch all year - doesn't matter the weather. One year I came home to find her on the couch covered in 1/2" of snow that got in through the screen in a blizzard. I was so afraid she was dead! If I try to block the access she is miserable, so last year I bought the covered bed she is in now but she still looked cold. This year I bought a somewhat smaller bed, but she doesn't care for it as much so I decided to try and conserve warmth I'd cover them both with folded blankets! WINNER!! She won't leave the porch except to eat now and snuggle in bed with us. Such a sweetie!

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And now that you've seen me mom, I'm going back to sleep!

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She's beautiful!! And what a lucky cat, wish I had a covered porch for mine.
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Naw, lucky Zipper. She looks very content.

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She's beautiful!! And what a lucky cat, wish I had a covered porch for mine.
HA! Sweet Zipper has NEVER been accused of being beautiful - but she does have a beautiful, sweet spirit!! She was 9 when we adopted her and she's been such a sweetie. Not a mean bone in her body. She has arthritis in her front legs now, broke her breast bone a couple years ago and now can barely support her own weight. She can barely walk anymore so she walks like a raccoon with a hunched back, but she gets around. I'm just happy to make her last years cozy, happy and fulfilling. She is almost 16 now.

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Omg....so cute!!!! And snuggly *squish!
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Our cats love our screened porch but we live in a warm area so I never gave any thought to the cold and snow. Great solution!
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Have you tried a Snugglesafe heat pad as well in her bed Marcia?

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HA! Sweet Zipper has NEVER been accused of being beautiful - but she does have a beautiful, sweet spirit!! She was 9 when we adopted her and she's been such a sweetie. Not a mean bone in her body. She has arthritis in her front legs now, broke her breast bone a couple years ago and now can barely support her own weight. She can barely walk anymore so she walks like a raccoon with a hunched back, but she gets around. I'm just happy to make her last years cozy, happy and fulfilling. She is almost 16 now.
Aww. Go glad she has such a great home. What a great story.

Her colors are absolutely beautiful though!
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Perfect solution. What a wonderful ( and lucky ) kitty!
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Have you tried a Snugglesafe heat pad as well in her bed Marcia?
No, good thought!! I have extra outlets because we don't use the lamps, so I could keep something plugged in 24/7, too. The Snugglesafe is microwaveable. I'd be doing that all day!!

I actually have two seed starter warming mats! I'm glad you brought this up!! I'll put those out there under the beds.

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