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Frozen Dog Door

Frozen-Broken Doggie Door
Frozen-Broken Doggie Door
Lynn MacRitchie Quire

Once again, I must comment on just how cold it is! To prove it, my dog door froze! I knew the dog door was worn out---it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 years old—but when I went out this morning I found the vinyl flap completely broken off! Apparently it froze in the night and became so brittle that it just snapped. So now I’m faced with a dilemma: how do I keep cold air from coming into the garage? I leave my dogs in there when I’m gone, so the garage needs to be above freezing. I do have a small heater, but even though it’s a tiny garage, it would be a lot of work for one space heater to warm the entire space.

For the moment, I’ve ‘spit and duct-taped’ a blanket across the opening---and begged to the Powers That Be that the dogs don’t pull it down. Obviously I need a new door, but installing one is a bit of a complicated process and neither me nor my husband is excited about doing it in sub-zero temperatures.

I will indeed load up my beloved canines with coats and blankets, and hope that will be enough to keep them from becoming pup-sicles. (Sorry for the pun). If anyone has any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them—and so would my dogs!