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Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:56 am
by TexasBred
jedstivers wrote:I have heat lamps for mine. Works fine.

That's what we've always used. Put the bed in the shop with a heat lamp overhead. They do well with it.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:53 pm
by HDRider
TexasBred wrote:
jedstivers wrote:I have heat lamps for mine. Works fine.

That's what we've always used. Put the bed in the shop with a heat lamp overhead. They do well with it.

Heat lamps scare me a little. My neighbor burned down a great old barn using one.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:15 pm
by Son of Butch
greybeard wrote:Our 2 dogs are 'rough' dogs...They're outside dogs and sleep on our porch on blankets year round.
Winter's going to be here for real next week and wife is wanting to get an electric blanket for them to lay on.
I don't like the idea--- I just don't think they get that cold in their fur coats.
We don't let them in the house unless it's wet & windy, but I want them on the porch as guard and alarm anyway....

Electric blanket--- Bad idea or good idea?

Sounds as though your wife is a very kind hearted woman with good and loving intentions.
But you are right, their fur coats give them more than enough protection as long as their fur remains dry.
Dry, out of the wind and good nutrition is much more important than artificial heat.
Feed them a few more calories (if needed) allowing her to spoil them in that manner should fulfill her need to express
her natural caring nature and hopefully she, you and the pooches will all remain happy and healthy for many more winters to come.

My Vote--- Electric Blanket--- Bad Idea

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:09 pm
by greybeard
Well, I've never actually owned an electric blanket so I don't know anything about 'em, but from what I have read (where's City Guy?) you aren't supposed to lay ON one, because it may cause a hot spot to develop and burn 1/2 the world down--you're only supposed to cover up with them, so that is out.

They can't be too dang cold--they been out all day today running the woods and property in a stiff N wind and steady drizzle.

No fenceman--the cows come with a hairy leather coat.
[greybeard reaches down and scratches his balls]

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:58 pm
by Bigfoot
greybeard wrote:Well, I've never actually owned an electric blanket so I don't know anything about 'em, but from what I have read (where's City Guy?) you aren't supposed to lay ON one, because it may cause a hot spot to develop and burn 1/2 the world down--you're only supposed to cover up with them, so that is out.

They can't be too dang cold--they been out all day today running the woods and property in a stiff N wind and steady drizzle.

No fenceman--the cows come with a hairy leather coat.
[greybeard reaches down and scratches his balls]


Soliloquy, I remember that being used in English class. Also the word ottamattapea (Sp?). Don't remember what it was, just thought the word sounded good.

[Bigfoot googles correct spelling, and definition of ottamattpea].

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:02 pm
by Bigfoot
onomatopoeia
1. The use or formation of words whose sound is intended to imitate the action or sound they mean, such as bang” or ”splash.”
2. Use of words which sound like the thing described.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:12 pm
by Son of Butch
Bigfoot wrote:onomatopoeia
1. The use or formation of words whose sound is intended to imitate the action or sound they mean, such as bang” or ”splash.”
2. Use of words which sound like the thing described.

Thank you for posting. Otherwise I may well have gone through life with the wrong understanding of atomaticpeein'.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:31 am
by Rafter S
GB,

Maybe you should just bring them in and let them sleep in the bed with you and Mrs. Greybeard. :lol: