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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Straw

I read online somewhere that straw made warm bedding for stray cats when it's cold, so I sent away for some. I don't know exactly how to use it, but Thor seems to like it - he's taken possession of the box it has come in :) ...



8 Comments:

Blogger Dina said...

Ha, somehow the picture reminds me of a manger scene.
Having stacked and moved tons of strawbales in my years at Heifer Ranch, it is funny to me that one can buy a little box of straw.
You're right, it is warm insulation in winter. Hope your cats enjoy it.
I used to put down fresh straw in the animal pens in the showbarn like, as a Christmas present. But the donkeys, goats and sheep were so pleased to see something new that they would eat it (instead of the good nutritious hay).

1:46 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

Not having your experience, I've ever been around straw or hay before and I was surprised to read that there was a difference between them. There is a place in town that sells bales but they were out the day I got a ride so it was Amazon.com to the rescue ;)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Straw in the mail seemed funny to me too but it seems Amazon has provided a purrfect accommodation for Thor, he looks pretty cozy.

12:43 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

It is funny. And kind of expensive - about $20 for that one small box ;)

4:24 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think you're supposed to put it in an enclosed space (maybe find a used small doghouse on Craigslist) so the cat can burrow in a bit and be insulated from the cold.

I wish you had a farm supply store. We have several here. Straw is cheap.

7:27 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Susan,

There is one store like that here but me not driving and my sister being so busy, it's hard to get there. I have tried putting some of the straw in a cat igloo thing I got them ... http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PfDuzHg5SHE/VGUS8vNWSzI/AAAAAAAAPUw/a8DF1QcfzvA/s1600/catcondo.jpg ... and they seemed to like it but then it rained and the straw got all wet. Need a new plan :)

9:34 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Nice igloo! Maybe angle it in such a way that the rain won't get in. This might be different for every rain storm. But it never rains in California, right? :-)

7:56 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Yeah, usually this is drought-world but for the last week and a half it's really been raining a lot and even flooding in places, so the cats are NOT pleased ;)

9:31 AM  

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