We are having an old-fashioned blizzard here in southern Alberta. The snow started to fall yesterday and it has yet to stop. It is accompanied by high winds, making for unpleasant conditions. The temperature is not very low, however, only a degree below freezing, though this will fall with darkness and the night will be very cold indeed, if the wind continues.
This weather was predicted, and is not really uncommon in the autumn in these parts, though it is rather early for such a severe storm. I worry about all the animals who have to face the blizzard, especially the cats and dogs who are homeless, in particular those house-pets who have been lost or abandoned, and don’t have the experience or skills to survive.
My own lot are coping with the frigid weather as they cope with the warm: by sleeping. These six, at least, need not concern themselves with the outside world and its unpleasantness. Their anxieties are primarily filled with finding the comfortable spot in which to snooze. And so they should be.