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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:55 pm 
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Hi

Just looking for some advice really as me and hubby are of to France for 10 days over the christmas period and will be leaving Izzy at home with her cat sitter but we are unsure what to do about the heating in the house, whether to leave it on or turn it off. I've no idea what temperatures a cat will be comfortable with and I'd hate to leave her feeling cold. She is 9 years old and does go outside but like all other cats she does find all the sunny spots in the house during the day to nestle down and soak up the warmth.

The first time we went away in June after getting her she went to the cattery and she hated it with a vengeance and it took her ages to settle once we were home. So for September's holiday I found a lovely lady who was a cat sitter and it worked perfectly as Izzy still had most of the house to roam around but it wasn't that cold in September.

I am considering leaving just one radiator on very low in the kitchen as thats where she sleeps most of the time in her basket but if anyone has any other good advice my ears are open.

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Kaz :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:53 am 
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maybe you could use a timer to just have it on for an hour or so each day. or if your heating has a thermostat, do as you suggested & just have one on constant but very low. i'm soppy with mine & do like to leave heating on for them :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Hi,

Christmas-time can be quite variable. I would leave some heating on anyway even if you didn't have a cat as you have to consider burst pipes if the temperature drops.

The weather is so unpredictable that it is impossible to say whether or not there will be blizzards or a heatwave.

I would leave at least one radiator on and get a fluffy box or igloo for her to go to if it does get very cold. Cats will always find the warmest place.

The cat sitter can always turn the heating off or on as required. I'm a big softie too like Ren, I would leave mine on for her.

HTH

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:39 pm 
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What about if you don't have central heating? :?
I have gas fired warm air heating - and i would worry about leaving that on whilst away.
If you've got central heating, i'd agree with everyone else - leave it on low whilst you're away. Izzy will be warm as toast! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:40 am 
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Hi All

Many thanks for your advice I appreciate it...........it's always good to get a few opinions......., so it looks like we will be setting the central heating on the timer so at least she'll have some warmth.

Thanks again

Kaz :D


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I would leave the radio on too... :D
I dont like a silent house..

well to be honest our house is just never silent - unless its about 3/4 am :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:28 pm 
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Hi Queenb

I would leave the radio on for her but she's not a cat that likes noise strangely enough......she never comes and sits with us when we are watching TV and disappears quickly when I'm playing one of my silly games on the pc :lol:

The radio would keep the burgulars away so good idea !!

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