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Now that the real cold weather has finally kicked in out here on the east coast I was wondering if anyone else has the same concern that I do, or am I worrying about nothing. My bedroom is the coldest room in the house, it is the farthest from the furnace. Since my house is large, I have been keeping the heat lower this year to save a little on fuel costs. At night the house goes down to approx 60F, but our bedroom is in the 50's.
Although the pups sleep in bed with me till around midnight, they go into their crates for the rest of the night. Their crates are nestled perfectly in a nook in the room, they have blankets over the top and down the sides, and they each have a set of furry bolsters covering 3 sides about 5" tall. Do you think that they are warm enough?? Would they let me know somehow if they were cold?? Thanks for any input.
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Laurie,
I think you would know by just feeling their paw pads etc.I think they are probably just fine.They'd snuggle up if they were really cold I think.
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Oh dear! I would freeze my tookiss off at that temp! I'm so spoiled for warmth, 50 sounds so cold! Why do they leave your bed at midnight? I would think they'd love to stay nestled in with you all night and you'd all be warmer!
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Laurie, I'll bet they are just fine. If you are worried, just get some inexpensive baby receiving blankets to put in their crates. As long as they aren't in a drafty area, I bet they stay cozy and comfortable.

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Christy - I would love to have them stay but when hubby comes to bed he puts them in their crates, and they are so used to it that they get off sometimes before he comes up and go in there on their own. When they were small, and fewer in numbers, they did sleep with us. But 3 in the bed is a bit much, and at 4am they are licking our faces!!

Susan, they are on human bed pillows, surrounded by the furry bolsters and on top of a furry bed topping - think I should do more?

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Laurie,
Your bedroom is 10 degrees celcius (50F) at night!? Wow, I'd be more worried about you and your husband than the boys! (dogs) That is pretty cold! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Yes, but we have lots of down comforters & warm jammies. I think I am at the point where I need to bring out the electric blanket too. I am just tired of paying $600 monthly heating bills - it is a killer!!!

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Yeah, I hear ya! We put the heat down to 19 degrees celcius in the winter, only becuause I want it that cool. My wife is a HEAT freak!! If I put it any lower.....

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Laurie, I bet they are just fine. If you are worried, get up in the middle of the night and see if any of them are shivering. I bet they aren't. If they were they could burrow under the furry bed topping, right?

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I am just tired of paying $600 monthly heating bills - it is a killer!!!

YIKES!! I thought mine was bad this last month, but that's more than twice mine! OK I see now, it's the hubbys wish. I thought they just jump off the bed at that point because they wanted too.
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