Monday, January 25, 2016

Experiment Results

Nope, a bottle of salt water left in the feral cats's water bucket did NOT keep it from freezing.  In fact, I think it froze even faster!

The Hubby wants to try multiple salt water-filled bottles, but I'm done with this experiment.  We are fortunate to have warmer temperatures for awhile, and the water bucket will stay unfrozen all on it's own.  I feel really badly for the folks who've gotten hammered by the big snowfall, and yet we are experiencing sunshine and little precipitation.  So, my anxiety about The 'O' Cats is on a low boil for now.

Patty O'Malley wants petting!

Blurry Sweetie, enjoying her food
Patty and Sweetie are so much more active when there is no cold wind blowing and there is no ice or snow under their paws.  I love to sit on the deck, petting Patty with one hand, and Sweetie with the other!  That is, until Patty realizes he does not have my full attention, and he chases Sweetie away. That's when I stand up and walk away, in an attempt to show Patty that there is enough of me to go around, but he hasn't figured it out yet. Fortunately, Sweetie does not hold this behavior against me; she always comes back to me the next time I'm outside.

11 comments:

  1. hay ewe o cats....ya noe....sum un freeze a fied waterz & noe wind chill iz just a step up de ramp .... ya noe....try it sum time....troo lee ♥♥♥

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  2. Haha, Patty sounds like Goro. He loves full attention, too. Glad it's fairly warm there. Happy Monday and have a great week!

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  3. bummer - we were kind of hoping that trick would work

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  4. I've heard of some of these. I've not taken care of feral cats so don't know how well they work: https://www.petfinder.com/helping-pets/feral-cats/prevent-freezing-water/

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  5. They are so lucky to have you looking out for them.

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  6. We are happy that Patty and Sweetie have you to look after them :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  7. yes you are lucky because our "deep freeze" seems to be over for at least a week! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  8. Patty is quite the character! We're glad Sweetie doesn't hold it against him.

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  9. Sorry the experiment didn't work. Poor Sweetie, it is good she doesn't hold a grudge though.

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  10. That's too bad about the water. And what a little attention hog that Patty is!

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  11. You could try taking a metal tea kettle filled with very hot (or near boiling) water and setting it in the bucket.

    Poor Sweetie loses out on your attention. It's nice that she's knows it's not your doing and she always comes back to you.

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