Before you can go outside in cold weather, it’s essential to dress properly for the weather.
Layers are the key to keeping your core temperature up and trapping heat to keep warm.
When we went out into the snow, Jacoby wore his green leopard print shirt since it works so well with his coat.
I put his harness on over his undershirt, but under his warm coat. This helps to keep the warmth in, especially since his Fishtail Parka hasn’t got a hole for a leash.
Angel had never been in the snow, so I used her purple Pirate Kitty T-shirt to keep her warm.
Like Jake, she wore her harness over the T-shirt.
Despite her early socialisation issues, in some ways, Angel is 100% Abyssinian.
Wearing a T-shirt doesn’t faze her at all.
Once we had the undergarments on, we put on our coats and headed outside. Angel wore Gun-Hee’s old parka, which not only fit her wonderfully, but also has a hole for the leash which lines up perfectly with her harness.
That helped to keep her a little warmer, since the leash wasn’t pulling up the back of her coat the way Jake’s leash pulled his parka up. You can see his undershirt in this photo.
Of course, his feet were warmer than Angel’s, because he will wear boots, so it probably evened out. I had boots for Angel but…I didn’t try to put them on her feet. I think the parka was enough for her! I think they stayed fairly warm. We weren’t outside very long, but neither of them was shivering or seemed uncomfortable. When we came back inside, the tips of their ears were a little chilled, but they both seemed perfectly happy. I do want to take them both out again for some more photos once we can get into the courtyard.