I’ll keep this post on top throughout the cold weather, so that those of you interested in how the outside kittens are doing will be able to easily check.
Everyone quickly came out after I got home. While I was replacing their bedding and covering the plants, I left the utility door open. All but Braveheart (that I saw) took a peak inside. Each time, as soon as I approached the door, whichever one was in there came skittering out.
I put their wet binkies in the dryer, dug up some lids and bowls for water and food and swept the floor. The litter box was clean already, since I had left the inside door closed all day. Once their binkies were dry, I put one on the counter, one on the dryer, and two on the floor. There’s also a quilt on the washer.
After that, I went out once more to see if I could coax Junebug in, but she wouldn’t stay. Braveheart ran under the car. Le sigh.
I found someone with a weather station reporting to weather underground that is only a few blocks away from the house. The temp has only dropped one degree since I left work. Hopefully it won’t get as cold as predicted, nor for as long, and we will all ride this out.
UPDATE: As of 10:30, Junebug is in the utility room, sleepy on the quilt on top of the washer. I hope the others will follow her when it gets colder. Right now it’s 34 degrees.
Friday Update: Junebug was still in the utility room this morning. SG&W cat was out for breakfast this morning. It got above freezing by 9:00 this morning and stayed above for the day.
When I got home, I saw Harry and Braveheart:
It’s a terrible pic, but that’s not the point, right?
June was still in the utility room (as she is now). I heard but didn’t see SG&W cat a hour ago. It’s a little after 8:00 p.m. and still above freezing. I think we are going to be ok.
Update: Saturday night around 9:00 — looks like we all made it — and it doesn’t seem as cold tonight. June is still in the utility room, but the others have been showing up and the sunshine today warmed everything up. I feel like it won’t be as bad tonight as it has been. It’s a great relief. What sturdy kittens the OKs are!