Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tobias in the Basement

Tobias in his hot tub

Tobias spent the night in the basement.  When we got home from snowshoeing yesterday, he looked cold and miserable.  Charles picked him up and took him in.  (We know for sure that he's too cold if he lets us pick him up.)  We lit a small fire in the basement stove.  Even with the stove going down there, it doesn't get warm enough to hurt him; it probably reaches 2 or 3 degrees above zero near the floor where he is.

This morning, when I opened the door, I was greeted with a great flurry of "Honk! Honk!"s.  He hates having to be inside and was protesting.  I held the door open for him and he marched back out.  The outside temperature was -14.  By the end of the afternoon, he was cold and miserable again.  We kept his "lake" filled with tepid water, so he spent a lot of time in the "hot tub".  He'll probably have to go inside again tonight.

Only two months to go until the beginning of spring. 

Charlie and Tobias

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