If you're an Estes pet, you're under the covers waiting for Spring.
I don't want to cast aspersions, but my sister, her husband, and their youngest son, have been here since the first week of January and the weather has been awful. I've had friends ask, “when are they leaving?” Their names are being withheld for their protection.
They live in Virginia, where there are far colder temperatures, and snow. They came to the sunshine state, well for sunshine. They may want their money back.
It's not just the humans who are affected by crummy weather, our pets don't like it much either. It is important for them, as with all humans, to have a warm, dry place out of the elements.
The temperatures have hit some low spots, for us – not South Dakota low (also a “sunshine state”), but cold for us. I know this because the bed is crowded. It is not unusual for me to be sandwiched between Kodi and Buddy.
Kodi sleeps on top of the covers, Buddy slithers beneath them.
I am not suggesting you surrender your bed to your pet – I am not in charge at our house, and fully accept this – but it is important to provide them warmth. If you are draping your outside plants with blankets and sheets to protect them, it is not a suitable night for your dog or cat to be out.
Send in a photo of your pet to be included in Guest Pet of the Week. Be sure to include their name, breed, age, your name, and something fun about them. I will use them in the order they are received, one per week.