After writing yesterday about the heated pads in the cat-beds, I was reminded of my own heated mattress pad in my own bed. I bought a new pad recently, my previous one having ceased to work.
My old heated mattress pad had given me good service. It was very useful on nights when I needed extra warmth but felt that the comforter would have been too much or - as happened more often - I wanted to pull the comforter up in the middle of the night but there were cats weighing it down. And sometimes, of course, the night became so cold that even with the comforter, I wanted more warmth.
When that one failed, I decided to buy another. It is a costly purchase but worth it. Naturally, I could not find the brand that I priorly bought. That one had five settings and, until it died, I rarely needed to have it higher than the second setting. The new mattress pad has, instead of a button to press to increase the heat, a dial, numbered up to ten; testing it, I found that a setting between one and two is adequate for my needs.
It makes me wonder, though, what nova-like temperature would be generated by turning the settings to their maximum, if even setting number two is too hot. I hope I don’t accidentally switch it to a high setting some evening when I am too groggy to be exact; I may roast myself alive. The advantage to this is, however, that when I die, I can forego the expense of a funeral. I need merely be laid on the bed, and the heated mattress pad turned to number ten. All that will be needed afterward is a broom and a dustpan…
Heaven help the kitties if the setting is too high for you!ReplyDelete
I always have to have the comforter pulled up into a place where
I leave a place for Precious, but then I can get too hot while having
it pulled up too far. So the pad sounds like a good idea. Hopefully
the new one will serve you as well as the old.
Hey, ya gotta keep warm no matter the cost!ReplyDelete
I usually have 3 or 4 cats sharing my bed at night. It may get a bit crowded, but they make a great heated mattress pad.ReplyDelete
I am cracking up; and I shouldn't be; but the last three sentences are hilarious....my dad would have appreciated those words !!! ☺☺☺♥3♥ just don't forget the urn ;) !!ReplyDelete
I loved it too! Cracked me up. You're right about the urn.Delete
But the broom and dust pan...the ultimate in convenience. Keep yours easily found.Delete
John, my heated mattress pad died when we lost power, and the follow-up power surge. I've been sleeping on an unheated-but-full-of-wires mattress pad ever since.ReplyDelete
Nowadays, Miss Sweet sleeps on my chest for a good portion of the night, and she is a wee toaster oven all on her own!
That Sweetie is a poster-girl for anyone who wonders whether an outsider-cat can make a transition to the inside.Delete
PERFECT description,. A wee toaster oven.Delete
Ha! I'm sure it will be lovely to crawl under the covers when it's minus gazillion out this winter.ReplyDelete
I have a memory foam mattress and those things are HOT, even when they're touted as having cooling "technology." I can't even use jersey or flannel sheets, only my cool cotton summer ones. Of course, being female and of a certain age, my internal temperature (spontaneous combustion) keep me sweating all night anyway. :-P
Maybe they should advertise it as a combo bed-warmer/egg-fryer.ReplyDelete
Hahaha! What a great post! I hope you never accidentally turn it up too high. Those kitties need you and so do your readers!!!ReplyDelete
That sounds like it gets very hot. I put a heating pad on for Penny, butReplyDelete
I keep it on low.
I don't do artificial heat..of any kind..ReplyDelete
I love getting into a nice cold crisp bed..
and warming up...!
And..as far as my demise is concerned..I've
left my body to science..all done and dusted
so to speak..! Just a memorial service then off
to the hospital a few miles away..job done! :).
I wear flannel pj's in the winter, so that should/when the cats hog the bedspread I'm still warm. I just need my feet covered. The rest of the year, I'm always too warm regardless of cats or blankets or none. I can't find the thermostat for my internal furnace.ReplyDelete
However, your idea of a heating pad crematorium would save the need for a coffin. :)
This did make me laugh, but it also reminded me to order a heated under blanket!ReplyDelete
We had one of these several years ago as my previous domicile had a wall heating unit all the way in the living room very far from the bedroom. If I closed the door no heat came but you have to do that on occasion cohabiting with felines. I liked it and so did the furs so this may be something I look into again. Keep warmReplyDelete