Fans for the Memory………………..

It was another hot and oppressive night last night. Sadly Hubby’s plan with placing the fan in the hall on oscillate didn’t materialise as
1) there was no socket in close proximity,
2) the extension lead was snaking across vital points of access (ie. the loo door)
3) it was difficult to get past it to go anywhere.

We have therefore resorted to Plan B (how ironic this last line is)

In the cottage and our previous two homes we had ceiling fans in the lounge and major bedrooms. Even if we had them running all night they didn’t run up the electric bill, and the three of us weren’t chilled.
We’d priced them last year and were gobsmacked at the cost so ended up buying the free standing one that has now been replaced. I had that going last night for about an hour to cool Maggie down as well as having the windows open. She was extremely restless and Hubby let her out at 1am. She started to eat grass, so we thought uh-oh, she’s going to be poorly, but she came back to bed and I made sure the fan was blowing in her direction but not at her. She fell asleep until just after 5 and seems quite content this morning. It’s still muggy though, but rain is forecast for later.
Hubby got on the internet this morning and has found a ceiling fan that is not too expensive, so it is on order and we are awaiting confirmation of stock delivery. He’ll put it up in the main bedroom as we’ll still have the free standing one for the lounge if needed.
It’s a Plan……………..  and we all know what happens if we plan anything!


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Fans for the Memory………………..

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Fingers crossed that this plan works out as planned 🤞

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Uh oh! Hope it all works out Di

  3. bearmkwa says:

    We have ac, but it only really helps in the living room. Our bedroom gets no cooling from it. We plug a box fan into the kitchen and put a fan in the hall. I went out and bought another fan and put it in the bedroom. We are both sensitive to heat sickness, especially at night. This morning, I closed off the bedrooms and tonight, we’ll sleep on the living room floor under the ac. Which is on, by the way, solely for the love of the cat. She’s 12 now, and even with the ac on she’s so uncomfortable. I fear she’s not going to make it through the summer. Hardly eats anything at all, she drinks lots of water though. Vet said it’s the heat, but I worry about her.

    • Oh, I am so sorry to read this. We have cool mats here in the UK for our pets. Would one of these help your cat? They come in various sizes and start around £20. We understand they are absolutely brilliant for pets suffering in the heat, but we haven’t got one for Maggie as it was beyond our budget because we’d need a big one so that she can fully stretch out.

      • bearmkwa says:

        I’ll swing by the pet store and see what they have. I bought her a small fan that goes just over her bed. I keep dropping ice into her water dish, but she is such a persnickity little thing.

      • Have you tried putting some of her favourite food in ice cubes? Monkey World did it with veg and garlic for the apes in the summer and they loved it.

      • bearmkwa says:

        She will only eat one brand of cat food… unfortunately, Purina discontinued it a few months ago. We’ve tried several different brands that look the same, but she knows. She won’t touch anything else. Even with vet giving her a stimulant, she’s just not adapting and is eating very little. I’ve even gone so far as to contact Purina and ask them where I can find what she eats. I fear she’s become anorexic. I do offer her cold snacks, I keep her favorite treat in the fridge, but she’s not even really eating much of that. The vet says there’s nothing physical wrong beyond being a senior kitty. Doing all we can to make her happy.

      • I was going to suggest contacting Purina. They are usually very good. You might also check out some local pet shops, they may have some stock for the short term anyway. At least there’s nothing physically wrong, bless her.

      • bearmkwa says:

        The vet even says “You can lead a horse to water…”…. sigh… just doing the best we can and praying a lot.

      • Sending positive thoughts your way. As long as she’s drinking though, that is half the battle. Maggie tends to lose her appetite when it’s really hot so like you we always make sure there’s plenty of fresh water available 24/7

  4. Sadje says:

    Hope this one works out.

  5. scifihammy says:

    I hope you soon get your ceiling fan installed and can have a cooler night! 🙂
    Fortunately for my dogs, they have all been OK in the heat (apart from the first who had the double coat, but I just took her in the pool, and then she was fine again.)
    Little Monkey would bask in the full sun on the hottest of days! She Loved the heat. 😀

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