It's that time again. If you have any outdoor cats that you care for, then you will be thinking about how to care for the in the cold winter months. Because I have Smokey, I search the internet repeatedly to find more ideas on how to take care of her. We don't get snow, but we have a lot of rain, and it gets pretty cold. Actually both have all ready started.
Smokey stopped using her outdoor shelter when other outdoor cats came to check it out. They may have even gone inside. I'm not sure. So my plan is to clean the enclosure and the blankets and try to insulate it again.
While searching the internet, I found this great idea for heating the inside of your enclosure. It is from a website called "Instructables."
This web article suggests attaching rope lighting to the top of their enclosures. The lights are kept on day and night through the cold weather to keep the enclosure warm. I also like this idea of using a ice chest for the enclosure. It is a good size and is all ready insulated.
There are some great minds out there with many different ideas on taking care of strays. If I find any more good ideas, I will definitely share them here.
And now, onto Smokey's shelter.