I was pleased to see how dry everything is. I also noticed that one of the kitties has been sleeping in the "hallway" because the straw was flattened. I don't know for sure but suspect it is Doodle. I added more fresh straw to the spot.
|hallway leading to individual shelters|
Here is a shot of the interior of one of sleeping shelters made from Rubbermaid containers, lined with insultating styrofoam which I wrapped in mylar sheets so the cat's body heat is reflected back onto the cat (at least that is my reasoning).
|interior of shelter with woodchip bedding|
|hallway view with roof removed|
Doodle was a huge help while I was trying to check on the shelters. He was inspecting everything to make sure all five kitties will be cozy and warm when the winds whip the snow around.
|Doodle looking down at the extra straw|
bedding that has been added to his
hallway sleeping spot
|Doodle says it is ok to put everything back together|
now and add more straw to the top
I just wish I had a power source so that I could provide a bit of heat for the kitties. Their fur coats get thicker but there are still days when I can see them shivering and it breaks my heart.