Yesterday afternoon Rita started barking. She usually grunts when she wants to go out but I took her out, and checked her heating pad to be sure it was on. It goes off every 12 hours but I try to hit “reset” before it goes off. It was on so I left her alone. After while she started barking again. It was a bit before her feeding time but I fed her and then I went to take a nap. I could hear her barking before I fell asleep but she had been out, her heating pad was on and she had been fed. That’s all I could do.
I got up from my nap and she started barking at me so I went in there. Heating pad still on but I felt it . . nope, not warm.
I told Vince I wasn’t sure what I would have done if I hadn’t had an extra one. I got the one out of her bassinet since she doesn’t sleep in there any more. I still have one more because I had bought one for downstairs. Since they stay on 24/7, I can’t expect them to last very long but I definitely need to make sure I have at least a couple of extras since she gets really vocal when the heat goes off.
What on earth would we have done with her if we had been in Texas without power? I guess I need to look for a battery powered heating pad! Seriously if we have a gas stove, I guess I can heat the water so I should buy a water bottle thing. What are those called? Isn’t there something you put warm water in and put it under your covers and it keeps you warm? Do they still make those? I guess that’s another thing I need to add to my prepping supplies! 🙂