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Pets and farm animals.

Just a gentle reminder of our pets and farm animals.

We have had a lot of wind the last few days.

Most animals can handle the cold if they have a full shelter from the wind.

Any shelter from wind and the elements helps them stay warm.


Look at your animals living quarters.  Would you stay in them even with a heavy coat?


Very difficult for any animal to stay warm in this type of a weather

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • January 10 2019 01:26AM


People need to realize animals despite their coats, need protection

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 6 months ago

Dear William,

Despite their reputation, animals are pretty smart. Given an opportunity, they will find wind shaded spots under trees or in hollows to huddle in together. Built shelter is generally appreciated, especially if it comes with food and water.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 6 months ago

William, I am so glad our pets are all indoor now... with that said that photo tells everything, I feel the pain of the animals as well as the humans, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 6 months ago

Morning William.

Forecast is for our first snow later this evening, just a dusting.  With all due respect, you can have it all.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 6 months ago

Yes, animals do need protection from the elements. That picture looks very cold.... brrrr

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 6 months ago

Good morning William. As a downtown guy, I am always amazed at the ability of outdoor animals to survive in the cold. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Good morning William. Thank you for this post, it is really important.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

It has been so mild as of late that I think many have forgotten about the animals

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 6 months ago

yikes Bill. Well, I can say one thing....34 days until we say "Pitchers and Catchers Report"

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) 6 months ago

Bill, since my chickens knocked down the heat lamp and burned part of the coup I have changed my method to warm them. I got a oil filled small radiator that plugs up and heats up and if tipped over it shuts off. No more heat lamps.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 6 months ago

Hope everyone with animals heeds your advice William. It certainly looks cold out there & winter still has a long way to go.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 months ago

Great reminder, William. People are so often so negligent about this, especially in areas like Charlotte where our temps are more moderate... but it does get below freezing overnight.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 6 months ago

Hi Bill, Thanks for the reminders.  We have friends who pasture their horses and have a lean-to for summer shelter, but take them to a neighbor's barn every winter.  Can't be too careful.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 6 months ago