I have a fourteen-year-old miniature poodle named Oscar; Oscar has been part of our family since he was just a puppy.
As he’s grown older, he’s become hard of hearing, doesn’t see as well plus has difficulty going up plus down the stairs. The Winter time weather is especially problematic, however he only weighs twelve-pounds plus is a absolutely tiny pet. Our local part gets around 5 to six feet of snow per year. The snow can accumulate by multiple feet in a single afternoon, and unless I shovel a path for the pet, he can’t walk around outside. It’s sometimes necessary to shovel multiple times per afternoon. I clear the snow from the front door plus create an intricate walking path that winds through the trees. Because of the sub zero hot plus cold temperatures outside, Oscar usually wears a knitted jacket. He loves his jackets plus does not love to take them off. He tends to shiver, even inside the house. I set the thermostat a little higher for the sake of the pet’s comfort. The two of us have a gas fireplace to supplement heat in the bedroom. I’ve sited Oscar’s bed directly in front of the fireplace. He loves to sleep on his little pet bed with the heat from the fireplace blasting on him. His fur becomes absolutely hot to the touch. When he comes in from the outside with snow clinging to his paws plus settles in front of the heater, the whole bedroom odors of wet pet. I am just happy that our pet is comfortable. The Winter time weather tends to last for more than half of the year plus is downright brutal, then keeping a hot cabin is absolutely a challenge.