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Old 01-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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My Watch Dog is Happy Now He has a large Wood dog house, its carpeted, he has a big thick pillow in it, and the door has a rubber floor Mat that has been slit so it will close after he goes in the house to protect him from the wind, But its dropping into the low 20s here at night, thats cold, I felt sorry for him, so I made him a Heater for those cold Nights I put a light socket in a tin can at the top inside of the can so it hangs down, a 6"x7" round tin cans is used, made some holes at the bottom and top of the can, I used a 40 watt bulb, a 60 watt bulb gets the can to hot and might burn the Doggy so use a 40 watt bulb, i also put a 12" x 12" ceramic tile under the Can heater, the heater is secured and Spaced about 1" away from the dog house wall with one bolt at the top side of the can, thats bolted to the dog house side, so the can can not move, just below that a extension cord goes through the dog house and to the light socket inside the can, It might be UL approved because i grounded the green wire to the Can so the poor doggy does not get shocked The Heater Works great, it works with a Thermal Siphon, cold air comes in from the bottom of the can, its heated and goes out the top holes in the can, the can also gets warm and radiates heat, The dog does not want to come out of his Dog House Now He Did make mention about a color tv with remote control, but i said no Its nice and toasty in there now, I stuck my arm into the dog House and it felt like 65 to 70 degrees in there, when it was 30 degrees outside, unless you have some food for him, he wont get out of that Dog house now Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Great doghouse!! have'in been on a ball&chain and always in the doghouse for 1/2 my life makes me and a'thor'a'tee on the subject
My dog Bandit saw your post when I was getting some coffee,,,now he ain't speak'in to me,,He's got a doggie door but would like a doggie Hoss'ee'inn'da to call his own,,, Tell your dog he's a good boy and we said Hellobubsteve


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Old 01-23-2012, 02:42 AM   #3
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Great doghouse!! have'in been on a ball&chain and always in the doghouse for 1/2 my life makes me and a'thor'a'tee on the subject
My dog Bandit saw your post when I was getting some coffee,,,now he ain't speak'in to me,,He's got a doggie door but would like a doggie Hoss'ee'inn'da to call his own,,, Tell your dog he's a good boy and we said Hellobubsteve
My dog read your post, and he said to say Hi Take care and have fun, Chellie

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The last several years we have had a cat. He was strictly an outside guy and never quite forgave me for the trip into town to visit the vet.

I put a small animal entrance in my storage shed including a nice insulated bed. I built a small shelter for him that sat on top our deck. I also built a small shelter for him with an insulated bed with an 8 watt warmer.

Where did he sleep? Underneath the storage shed or squeezing under the front porch. I even saw him sleeping under a very thick blue spruce tree. Even during the cold winter nights.

I was starting to feel sorry for him one cold winter day until I watched him chasing and jumping at snow flakes while it was snowing.

He tangled with a snow plow last winter so his nearly new shelters were given away. We miss his crazyiness as he lived up to his - Garfield.
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Our Dachshund has a heated 3 story 3000 SF doghouse. Fortunately we get to sleep there too

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Chellie, I hope my wife doesn't find out about this. She's been feeding a litter of ferrel cats that have taken over my boat as a winter home. The next thing you know she will be wanting me to provide heat for them too.
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Chellie, I hope my wife doesn't find out about this. She's been feeding a litter of ferrel cats that have taken over my boat as a winter home. The next thing you know she will be wanting me to provide heat for them too.
Many years ago a member of our boat club had a home built 25' sail boat. During the winter while the boat was in storage a pair of minks got onboard and well you can guess the rest. You could smell his boat from 50 to 100' away. I don't know if he ever conquered the odor.

Good luck with the cats.

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Our Dachshund has a heated 3 story 3000 SF doghouse. Fortunately we get to sleep there too
I named my Dog Lucky But i got it wrong, I should have named him Goofy Thats the Dumbest dog I ever owned But i still like him

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Chellie, I hope my wife doesn't find out about this. She's been feeding a litter of ferrel cats that have taken over my boat as a winter home. The next thing you know she will be wanting me to provide heat for them too.
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Many years ago a member of our boat club had a home built 25' sail boat. During the winter while the boat was in storage a pair of minks got onboard and well you can guess the rest. You could smell his boat from 50 to 100' away. I don't know if he ever conquered the odor.

Good luck with the cats.

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Poor boat, thats going to take a lot of Vinegar to kill that smell

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My dog and I stay on the boat for weeks sometimes and I'm sure it smells ,, but my dog finally got used to it!!bubsteve


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My Lab has a heated Doghouse with thick Blankets in it, but she still sleeps outside when it is cold. The only time she goes in is when it's raining.
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Let me see... North Carolina... cold... Sorry it just doesn't compute! Besides dogs have fur coats: it gets really cold here, but never heard of a dog freezing to death!
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Originally Posted by TLyttle View Post
Let me see... North Carolina... cold... Sorry it just doesn't compute! Besides dogs have fur coats: it gets really cold here, but never heard of a dog freezing to death!
Dogs make good heaters too the Indians used them to keep warm with during the night, the coldness was determined by how many dogs it took to keep warm during the Night, Ever heard of 3 Dog Night LOL

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Let me see... North Carolina... cold... Sorry it just doesn't compute! Besides dogs have fur coats: it gets really cold here, but never heard of a dog freezing to death!

Hey, when you grew up in the Florida Keys, with year round Tropical Trade Winds, like I did, it's cold in NC


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