Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hibernating

Thanks for your kind comments on our last post and we are so happy that you are still with us. We are all doing well, the cats Elsie and Gerrard too.  They have decided that a pack of seven dogs in a small space (more on that in a future post) will not squish them and they are happily hanging out with us and staying warm too.

Hibernating.  

That is what we have been doing.  No great tales of wild island adventures. 

There have been long naps....



....snoozes while snuggled in blankets.....



......sometimes with a couple of pack members for extra body heat.



Why the blankets and need for warmth?  Well, here on the east coast island we've had temperatures of -27C/-16F with windchills of -36C/-32F.  At that time there were winds of 70 - 90km/hr.  So, we decided to hibernate.  Then the weather improved and all the snow melted and the temperatures rose to 5C/41F and it felt like spring for a few days.  We're back to the high winds and cold again.  

During those really cold days, our cold loving girl Callie was thrilled to be outside playing JollyBall. No pictures of that since I was concerned that the camera might freeze along with my fingers.

Breeze has found an interesting way to deal with the cold weather.


Not sure why, but it works for her.  She has been having some problems with what might be anxiety and seizure-like activity.  Having her head covered makes a difference and she will settle and sleep for a few hours while remaining calm.

Thanks again for stopping by. We will be catching up on your blogs soon.

5 comments:

  1. We hope that barn is air tight--even with all the dogs and natural heat generated. They certainly know how to keep warm. Love Breeze.... We can't imagine that kind of cold. It's in the 60s this morning...tropical to you at the moment...but SHE's cold. BOL!

    Keep your circulation going guys.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today and you all stay warm and cosy.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Glad to hear you are all okay. We'd hibernate too in weather like that! Love the pics! So sweet!

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  4. I'm always saying it's too hot in our house and then I realize I'm the one snuggling with dogs all night...they conduct a lot of body heat!

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  5. Poor Breeze! You might also try compression--you can just put her in an old T-shirt and tie it in the back to fit snugly, or you can look online for Ace bandage compression wraps.

    I wonder if she's getting light flashes in her eyes? I know she can't "see," but it might be neurological.

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