a couple of newer rubber backed bath mats. they have to be newish cuz because otherwise they don't work as well. we need them to nail over the two big in/out dog doors as cold weather flaps cuz they let too much cold air in the winter months. regular throw matts do not work as well...they are not thick enough without the thick rubber backing and regular carpet pieces do not work either because it is too stiff. we are painfully short of funds right now and i am hoping not to have to buy them....so if folks could ask around?
poor little papa john's tail is like an icicle...i am thinking having a hairless tail is worse then having a hairless body (he has both) because the warm blood flow to the tail is far less....he needs a pencil sized sock to keep his little tail warm this winter!
also...remind me well before next winter to save up some money to close in and switch over the sliding glass doors into a regular door...we let far too much cold air in here because of the gap between the panes when we added the extra wood panel to frame in the dog door....i am stuffing ithe gap with big fleeces but mystic i think keeps taking them out.
can you tell it was cold in here this morning?..i am a bit focused on warming things up around here.
oh and....note to myself...go out a bit early to warm up the car cuz it is covered in a very thick frost!
pugsly was barfing up blue plastic dog toys during the night..i hope he got them all out.
i thought something bad was up with fergus cuz peluchi has been compulsively licking him for the last two nights. peluchi doesn't even like fergus so it was worrying me. but then last night peluchi started compulsively licking tina. hmmm..so now i am thinking that something is up with peluchi....just not sure what it could be.
so when do the days start getting longer instead of shorter? cuz i need to have a light at the end of the too dark too early tunnel to focus on...it will keep me from going insane!
oh look..it is getting light out! and who freaking cares?...as long as it is light by 8 or 9 when most of us start actually working (not including the 7 am shift starts i have)...it would be far better to have the extra light at the end of the day, like at 4 or 5 pm when for most of us the working stuff is still going on!
it is no wonder more folks get depressed in the winter months..they are physically and emotionally starved for sunlight...daylight savings time changing just makes it worse....so much more pleasant to drive home, stop at the grocery store, take your kids to dance class, put your barn guys to bed.... if it is still a bit light out after work.
sorry...i know i am obsessing...i will get over it in a couple of months.