Tuesday, January 29, 2019

State Of Emergency

***Michigan Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of extreme cold temperatures***

This is my DIY feral cat feeding station windbreak.
Made from found foam core sheets.

I cut pieces to size, punched holes in the foam core, and zip-tied the whole thing to the card table, that is our feeding station.

The PO'M enjoys my lap!
Sweetie took to the feeding station improvement in a trice; she rushed right in and put her nose in the bowl.  The PO'M was hesitant, but he goes in once I've walked away.  The idea was to keep the frigid wind from blowing on them while they nosh.  In addition, the three-sided barrier prevents snow from swirling in, which I'm sure isn't pleasant on their paws.

This moment, my supervisor is considering closing the office for tomorrow, due to the extreme weather.  I already advised him that I'll be leaving a couple hours early each day, to get home to feed Sweetie and Paddy when the sun is still up.  That's the best I can do.  

30 comments:

  1. Cold weather is so hard on feral kitties. Thank goodness they have you lookin' out for them. You're a really good peep. PURRS

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  2. Be safe and I know you'll care for the kitties. You always do.

    Have a terrific day and stay warm. ♥

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  3. we wish ewe guyz wood use de stairz two level two....stay warm N 984 pawz up two mom V for lookin out for ewe...everee one stay safe ~~♥♥♥

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  4. Stay warm, I am not going anywhere outside. Mum either.

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  5. We don't get your extremme temperatures, but I can imagine the worry they cause. You are doing everything possible to keep the outdoor cats safe. They are very lucky to have you looking out for them.

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  6. I totally understand your worry. These guys are family, though I know you'd do as much for the wanderers too.

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  7. My word I'm so sorry you have all this sub 0 weather you have surely done a lot for the feral furries....
    Fingers crossed their out of door wits will keep them in a very safe place. Bless your heart for your efforts.
    Warm Hugs Cecilia

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  8. We're dealing with that here in SE Wisconsin too. Not sure if our workplace will close though.

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  9. Stay warm and safe please and ask Paddy and Sweetie to do the same. Brrrrr!

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  10. It is so hard. Our girl has a good set up in our garage but we hurt for others that don't

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  11. We hope you all stay warm and safe during this emergency. The feeding station looks greats to have a snack and be protected for a little from the cold. Have a nice day and be safe everything.
    World of Animals

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  12. Looks like you've thought it all through to ensure the kitties are comfy.

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  13. I'm proud to know you. You are the best of friends both to the cats and I am certain to your human friends.

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  14. Good job! PO'M has a good fat layer :) but a little windbreak doesn't hurt in any weather. Stay warm out there!

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  15. Smart thinking. We hope they weather the weather. Animals are pretty resilient.

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  16. That looks like a very good feeding station! PO'M and Sweetie have the best. We hope you get to stay home for the rest of the week and all stay warm.

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  17. Oh, that is one FABulous feeding station! You sure have all the needs of those kittehs in mind ~ excellent job! I'll keep my paws crossed that everyone is okays from that super duper cold weathers you're having!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  18. I hope your work gets canceled. I am praying for all outdoor kitties. XO

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  19. Sending you our very warmest thoughts during this scary-cold time. Y'all take good care XOXOXO

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  20. I can't even imagine what the cold must be like for them. I'm glad they have someone looking out for them!

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  21. I'm so glad you are there to keep an eye out for them! It's so worrying when you're caring for outdoor kitties and weather like this happens.

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  22. That looks like a pawsome place for the kitties.
    They are lucky you look out for them.
    Stay warm !!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  23. You are so caring and that's a great idea for the feeding station. Paddy and Sweetie are very lucky to have you. I hope you all stay warm and safe xo

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  24. If you have a hospital nearby, check with them to see if they get blood products in styrofoam coolers. My sis works at one and recently came across some huge ones - like 2ft x 3ft square! We gave about 5 to some feral colony caretakers and they are helping with their housing. The hospital gets them once a month and has told us we can have them anytime. Best of luck!

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  25. We are glad you found a way to make their meal times more pleasant during these frigid temps, we are purring that they will be safe and have a warm place to sleep.

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  26. they are blessed to have you but I sure wish they could come inside

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  27. You do good by the kitties awnty Vicky. Fank you fur takin' such good care of them. Stay safe and warm. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  28. Such a cold weather is really bad. Stay warm and safe ! Purrs

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