I am happy to report the Polar Vortex has moved on down the road! YAY!
It was very cold here, but now we’re expecting regular winter weather- highs in the 50s/60s and lows above freezing, along with a chance of rain every other day.
I was heartened to learn that many people brought their dogs in during the extreme cold. Jen’s co-workers talked about keeping their dogs inside or at least in a safe, warm outside building such as a barn. At shops, people were talking about their pets being inside.
And the neighbor’s dog that lives his life on the end of a chain was not outside last night. That made us all feel relieved.
I want to personally thank all the weather forecasters and other media type folks that mention bringing pets inside whenever the weather turns ugly. It might not seem like much, but your mentioning this fact is what is slowly changing the hearts and minds of people around the world.
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I’d have hoped that people loved their animals enough to want to keep them inside when the weather gets so bad. Imagine as a person being left outside in extreme weather and how crazy that would be!
But you’re right Rumpy! I’m glad this was mentioned – hopefully someday it will become second nature to all animal owners and not just the select few.
Have a great day 🙂
I would like to think that too, but not everyone thinks the way I do. So it’s up to us to change their minds, and the message given by the media folks is doing just that.
Good advice indeed! What concerns me though, is that some people had not the sense and compassion to do that many days before, due to the extreme temperature. What a sad world :(. Like you have said though Rumpy, hopefully, it will slowly change the hearts and minds of people that would not have automatically considered these lovely creatures before.
It’s not about compassion, but about what you’ve been taught is true. Many people were taught a dog or cat is an animal no different from a cow or pig, and you wouldn’t bring a cow or pig inside. But that is slowly changing, and thank Dog it is!
Sad that people need prompting for something that should be second nature. Thanking you for posting this.
Yeah well I don’t want to put myself above or below anyone who thinks differently from me. I merely want to convey to them a message that there is another way of doing things, and that other way may be better. 🙂
some people are like children if they are not told they do not know what to do to take care of themselves or their pets. growl 😦
That Hell sign? It happens to be in Michigan, yep, “Hell, Michigan” it truly does exist and YES it froze over (I live in Michigan, also in Hell, but not THAT Hell lol)
It’s one of the great things to step forward for animal safety! 🙂
We hope all the animals were safe during that horrid cold.
I LOVE that sign!!! Hell froze over LOL!!!
And Yea, I noticed the news stations and radio stations seemed really big this year on talking about keeping your pets indoors, and props to them for doing so!
“Love is being owned by a husky”
So happy for you that awful frigid weather has move on out of your area. We having freezing rain right now and we are hoping for warmer weather to melt all the ice. Enjoy those warmer temps sweet Rumpy. Hugs and nose kisses
We didded it, we didded it, cold is away from you!
Purrime Ministerette pawwer.
Good grief…could not imagine leaving Jasmine outside at night..she is scared od the dark. 🙂
So glad to here that the animals were safe. Stay warm. Winter’s not done yet.
Isn’t it great? Our news stations mentioned it a lot too.
Sad that your neighbor’s dog lives on the end of a chain. Glad at least he was brought in last night.
It’s also sad that this is legal where I live. But it is.
It is a good thing that the media kept talking about this but unfortunately there were also some horror stories about dogs suffering in the cold. I think that no dog should live on a chain!
I agree, but as long as it’s legal, there’s little I can do.
That is so cool that they do mention it. TW was worried about the community cats she feeds cos she hadn’t seen them in over a week but they were all there today waiting for food.
The news is good.
Why do your neighbors have a dog? I feel sorry for the dog.
Well said !! the news here is also telling people to take care of their animals and sotck in the heat that’s coming next week…talking about pets in cars etc…it does start to get around and hopefully sink in HUgs Fozziemum xxx
Hi rumpy et Jenny
oui avec le froid que vous pouvez avoir c’est bien de pouvoir parler des animaux, nous en tant qu’humains nous pouvons nous habiller chaudement mais les animaux eux n’ont que leurs pelages !!!
caresses et bises vers vous
Life at the end of a chain is against the law in many states…
Not here it isn’t.