Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coldest Night of the Year

It's been super duper cold outside here lately. Last night, Mom was even cold inside. She had trouble sleeping 'cause of the cold, but she thought it was all in her mind since she was tired and SOMEONE kept her up a lot.

OK...yes, it's true. I'll admit it. I'm "someone." I was ansty and I kept Mom up last night. She even had to take me out to potty at 12:30 a.m. and again at 4:30 a.m. And then I was still awake and antsy after that. I even messed around in bed, burrowing myself under the blankets.

This morning when we got out of bed, Mom realized just why she was cold and why I was so antsy... Our thermostat said it was only 51 degrees in our house! Brrrrrrr! And the thermostat was set so it was supposed to be that cold, too!

How on earth did the heat get turned down so low? We have a theory. Meet the culprit:

That's right. It's a squeaky toy.

See, Mom and I play fetch in our hallway. This is me waiting for Mom to throw the toy:

Yeah, I run ahead and stand there and wait. Anyway, our thermostat is on the wall in the hallway.

Last night when we were playing fetch, Mom tossed the squeaky and it bonked the thermostat. She didn't think to check the thermostat, though, to be sure it was o.k. It was just a light-weight, plush squeaky, right?

Wrong answer. The squeaky turned the thermostat dial when it bonked it, and that's how the thermostat was set to be 51 degrees!

Mom will certainly check the thermostat from now on after any squeakies hit it. And I really hope she improves her squeaky-throwing aim anyway so that no more toys end up hitting the thermostat.

It's been much warmer in here since we got that fixed.

But I'm still going to take my own M&M blankie to bed tonight, just in case!


  1. I think the lesson here is that Mom really needs to practice her throwing. I can't stress enough the importance of toy-tossing accuracy.

  2. What Blindmaximus said!

  3. Hooman gurls throw like hooman gurls. I wonner why that is.

  4. OMG You are so lucky that you didn't have iceles hanging off of you little Buttons :) You and your mom keep warm tonight K ?

  5. Aww, I just love that last picture!
    We are glad your mommy found out about that... we've had that happen before; and always wondered why it was so cold!


  6. Well hellloooo, obviously it was the squeaky toy
    Benny & Lily

  7. Oh you guys... I wish I could send you some of our warm.

    I'll send warm thoughts.

  8. OMC - that one is making us laugh. Sorry we are laughing at your expense of being cold, but having a squeaky toy turn down your heat is something dat could only happen to you Buttons.

  9. Maybe if you have snuggled up in bed with her, both of you wouldn't have been so cold.

  10. BOL! When I first got to my home, I thought the thermostat was a toy on the wall so I kept trying to jump and get it... hehehe, silly me.

  11. You has a hall you play fetch in too?!?!?! I love my hall and run and wait for the toys to fly over my head so I can get them. We both love to play fetch in the hall, love to rub our heads on our toys and beds, we must be sisters separated at birth. BOL BOL BOL!

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie JO

  12. Your mom was smart to finally figure out what the problem was. Gotta watch those squeaky toys, they can be trouble!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  13. Brrrr that is cold! I'm glad you figured out the mystery of how the heat got turned down. You look snug and warm now.

  14. YIKES!! No wonder you were freezing!! That darn squeeky toy BOL Stay warm under that really cool M & M blankie!!


  15. Glad you guys got that sorted. Keep warm!
    Or you can come visit us :o) *woof*

  16. Happy Hearts Day, Buttons!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie


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