Cold Front Come Back!

IMG_9111So even though Spring should be on the way the weather-peoples gave us a bit of a shock. Apparently whee are due a big freeze!

Whee had a few minutes in the fresh air but it was a little too fresh and Mummy decided that it wasn’t such a great idea.

Whee are a bit put out as if it gets really cold and snows then Mummy won’t go out get herbs or grass. No green spaghetti or yummy fresh snacks.

Oh the horrors!

Whee are now following the BBC weather updates with nervous fascination. This is over night tonight:

London and South East England – Forecast Summary

Rain, sleet, perhaps a little light snow through this evening but becoming generally dry overnight with skies clearing allowing a widespread, quite hard frost to develop, some icy surfaces likely, too.


For most, a dry, bright but cold day, with icy conditions for a time, but some snow showers will affect parts of Kent, especially areas exposed to chilly northeasterly winds.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Icy with some snow for many by Monday. Thereafter, staying very cold and wintry with hard night frosts and further sleet or snow showers, although these more isolated on Wednesday.

Mummy has a list of things whee need to have or do during Cold Weather.

  • Snugglesafe Heatpads at the ready.IMG_9132
  • Draft excluders on the doors and blankets to go over the cages. It is important to keep our homes out of drafts because whee can really struggle and get sickย with these.
  • Keeping bedding fresh and dry, meaning whee are cleaned out more often than usual.
  • Extra bedding.
  • Warm piggy mush. Adding a little hot water to our piggy food. Lovely and warming for the tummy.
  • Fleece blankets to have on the laminate flooring during floor/run time so our little paws and tummys don’t get cold, being so close to the ground.

Hope this helps anyfurryelse with piggies or if they have other pets this may apply too.

Nibbles & Nutty



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Posted on January 12, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the tips. No piggies here but its good to know your mum is prepared. Sending warm sunny Florida thoughts to you.

  2. We’re having an unusual cold snap in Arizona-supposedly the worst in 100 years. We’re prepared and also accept we’ll lose some plant life (I guess you’d call that food).

  3. Whee hope you stay warm and snuggly during your cold snap. Mom should give you lots of treats to make up for the lack outside time. ๐Ÿ™‚
    God Bless You!
    the collies and chuck ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. No worries Nibbles and Nutty. It sounds like Mom has her supplies at the ready to care for all of you in the cold, icy, snowy days ahead. Stay safe. Here’s my forecast: for the next few days – lots and LOTS of extra cuddles.

    Love and licks,

  5. Sounds like yous guys hate the cold as much as me! We are expecting cold weather too!
    Mes hopes yous stays warm my little furriends!

  6. I won’t tell you how bitter I am at your threat of frost – we’ve been stuck in cold temps for quite a while, and when I say cold, I mean in the -20 to -30 C range. So I’m off to pout in my corner for a while, and dream of the day when I’ll be able to even FIND grass under the layers of deep snow in my yard. *sigh* ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Good thing your Mum is so prepared. I can imagine it would be so uncomfortable and even dangerous for you to get cold.

  8. Smiling again.

  9. It’s been really cold her, sub-zero. Really nasty during the day when it goes over zero (but not above freezing). You guys should be happy you’re inside!

  10. O winter schminter….bring on spring !!!! It’s cold here tonight to….snuggle close together, that’s what I like to do!

  11. Nice tips guys. It was very warm here today, but then got pretty cold this evening. It was actually kind of hot earlier… I had to open some windows!

  12. Hi piggies ,stay inside where its nice and warm,I don’t like the cold either,xxSpeedy

  13. We have never wanted to be piggies as much as after reading that list of yours! You all keep warm and snug.
    Wally & Sammy

  14. Sounds cold but your Mom seems to have everything well organised to keep you guys warm and happy. I think extra snuggles are definitely on the menu.

  15. Oh my goodness….well, sounds like you’re in for a cold spell for sure….you boys stay warm – sounds like your Mum has everything covered so no doubt you’ll be warm and well fed through the freeze!! I still think the four of you need little mini-piggy-hoodies to keep yourselves warm!

    Warm Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  16. I’m gld your mom is well prepared ;o) stay warm and comfy!!! nice outlook… we always have the uk-weather one or two days later…where is my coat?…think I will stay in my bed

  17. I really want a heatpad!

  18. Keep warm little piggies. it is dry but cold here, I’m keeping an eye out but no snow as yet:-(

  19. Sat watching the snow fall as I type this! Any chance you have a spare heating pad?? I’m trying my best to warm up typists toes but it’s not working! She has the worlds coldest feet!

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