I have mentioned before that I often feed my neighbors cat, Socks, because the both of them are rarely home. Socks has come to know me and runs over when I get home from work and also meets me at the door in the morning to eat. I don't let him come inside at all though because I am worried about having him around Dori, being that she is a strictly inside cat. She has her shots, but she didn't get her Felv shot this year (her doctor and I decided against it for now). Anyway, it has been cold here the past 2 nights and we have another freeze warning tonight. It is supposed to drop down to 32, but with w wind chill in the 20's. I often worry about Socks when it is cold. I never see him roaming outside, I would like to assume he found someplace to keep warm for the night. Are cats ok to stay out in the cold? Do they get used to it? I know we are in Florida and it doesn't snow, but it is still really cold out and I just want to be able to put my mind at ease a bit. The guys whose cat he is do take care of him as far as vet visits and things like that, they call me when they aren't going to be home to make sure he will be fed, and they boarded him at the vets during each of the 3 hurricanes this year. But as far as love and affection and worrying about the cold, they don't. I did put a towel in the dryer this morning for a bit to warm it up and then I laid it out the door near Socks' food bowl. He laid on the warm towel as he ate Anyway, sorry to ramble... I am just feeling bad for him tonight.
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1/18/05 at 4:50pm