Cold – Too Cold

Jim Shannon lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Lately he has been in the process of adopting a homeless cat that he and his wife have named Boots. In his last post he took a picture of the weather channel showing the temperature forecast. It was -31° Celsius, which is -23.8° Fahrenheit. That’s cold.

I thought it was bad here with the mercury dropping below 10°F some nights.

Boots prefers to be outside sometimes, and jumps off of their balcony – 12 feet into the snow. When I had an apartment on the second floor, we had a cat who would jump down, but not when the temperature was cold enough to freeze you in a few seconds. I shouldn’t be worried as the cat has pulled this before, but still!

I hope Boots is all right.

Also, if I lived in a place that went down to 23.8 below zero, I would seriously consider a move several hundred miles southward. I don’t mind it when it is cold, but this is COLD!!!!!!

Blog – ejim


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I think you should post a picture of Boots.

    Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  2. .e. Jim Shannon wrote:

    Update on Boots:

    Anne found him outside by the tree and she briefly checked him over and hurried around the corner of the building to come insideupstairs to get a blanket to carry him inside. “Boots is back”

    She went out and returned with him shortly later. He was waiting for her out in the front of our building. Anne uses the blanket to protect herself from Boots and his claws, it’s not his fault he has a tendancy to scratch. Wild cats can do that occasionally.

    New photo of Boots sleeping on my blog today. We let him back out when the weather is milder like -1–7 overnight. We think he likes to hide under steps by the town homes out back here.

    Monday, January 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink


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