The Fed-Ex man beat the snow and delivered the second outdoor heating pad yesterday. I got that installed in the smaller kitty house so now both kitty houses are fully insulated and heated! That's more than can be said for the human house - it only has heat, no insulation!
The outdoor cats didn't waste any time either, as both outdoor kitty houses were occupied last night! Seeing the results of the heating pad on the thermometer made me a happy camper last night. Each of these pictures were taken at 10:18pm, yesterday evening, when the temperature inside my house was 69.4°F (20.8°C). I'll walk you through the other readings.
Thermometer location: Dining Hall (outside air temp)
Outside temp: 32.0°F (0°C)
Relative humidity: 84%
Thermometer location: Inside smaller kitty house
Small kitty house temp: 51.2°F (10.7°C)
Relative humidity: 83%
Thermometer location: Inside Oliver's house (large kitty house)
Oliver's house temp: 53.2°F (11.8°C)
As you can see, it is much warmer in the insulated kitty houses than it is outside. And remember, this is air temperature. The temperature on the heating pad will be much warmer! I slept better last night, knowing that both houses were heated and all of Oliver's family were safe and warm.
Mama Kitty enjoying a late night snack.
I just got word that today's "how to trap feral cats" class is being cancelled due to the snowy weather. I'm bummed, but Nancy, the woman teaching the class, said she would call me back to discuss my questions about the TNR process. She also said the class would be rescheduled sometime - that's good news! It sounded like there were quite a few people planning to attend, how cool is that?!