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Winter Storm Nemo Blizzard Preparation: Cats Vs. Dogs

Winter Storm Nemo Blizzard Prep:  Cats vs. Dogs (via Babble Pets)With Winter Storm Nemo bearing down on the East Coast, we at Babble Pets thought it might be time to look at how cats and dogs prepare for blizzards.

It appears, after extensive research and/or sifting through a bunch of stock photos, that they have a slightly different approach. Oh, all the pets are definitely taking it seriously and all, but let’s just say I’m not going to count on my cat to dig me out of an avalanche or drag me to safety on a sled.

Let’s take a look at how cats and dogs prepare for a blizzard!

 

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  • How Dogs Get Ready for a Blizzard vs. How Cats Get Ready for a Blizzard 1 of 19
    How Dogs Get Ready for a Blizzard vs. How Cats Get Ready for a Blizzard
    They have a slightly different approach.
  • Dog: Puts on warm pants. 2 of 19
    Dog: Puts on warm pants.
    This dog is covered up from head to toe!

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Finds novel way to get hair on ALL YOUR PANTS. 3 of 19
    Cat: Finds novel way to get hair on ALL YOUR PANTS.
    This cat is preventing its owner from accessing more than a dozen pairs of pants at the same time. Impressive.

    (Photo Credit: Sodahead)
  • Dog: Puts on boots, looks around seriously. 4 of 19
    Dog: Puts on boots, looks around seriously.
    Dang, this dog even packed a bag. He's prepared.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Steals your boots, falls asleep. 5 of 19
    Cat: Steals your boots, falls asleep.
    You didn't need this, did you?

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Brings you firewood. 6 of 19
    Dog: Brings you firewood.
    Note: If you're primarily using a wood-burning stove to heat your home, you need at least three dogs to make this system work for you.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Turns up the heat, toasts self on radiator. 7 of 19
    Cat: Turns up the heat, toasts self on radiator.
    I'm keeping this warm for you.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Will help you find food by dragging you on a sled if need be. 8 of 19
    Dog: Will help you find food by dragging you on a sled if need be.
    Roads iced over? Have your dog drag you to the nearest pizza shop.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Remembered to find the non-electric can opener before the power went out. 9 of 19
    Cat: Remembered to find the non-electric can opener before the power went out.
    Priorities.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Bundles up in a warm scarf. 10 of 19
    Dog: Bundles up in a warm scarf.
    Also knows that it's important to keep your ears covered.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Destroys scarf you’ve been knitting. 11 of 19
    Cat: Destroys scarf you've been knitting.
    You're welcome.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Wears a sweater. 12 of 19
    Dog: Wears a sweater.
    This dog knows that turtlenecks are the only way to go in a blizzard.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Sleeps on your sweater. 13 of 19
    Cat: Sleeps on your sweater.
    It's mine now.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Puts on a hat. 14 of 19
    Dog: Puts on a hat.
    Seventy percent of heat loss is through the head!

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Your hat is now her bed. 15 of 19
    Cat: Your hat is now her bed.
    I can haz this hat?

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Tolerates being dressed in warm, fluffy coat with matching hat. 16 of 19
    Dog: Tolerates being dressed in warm, fluffy coat with matching hat.
    This is how fancy dogs prepare for a blizzard.

    Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: You’ve got to be kidding me. 17 of 19
    Cat: You've got to be kidding me.
    I don't need a coat and hat. I have your blanket.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Dog: Excited to help you shovel the snow! 18 of 19
    Dog: Excited to help you shovel the snow!
    Snow: it's a whole fresh new world to sniff.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)
  • Cat: Excited to watch you shovel the snow. 19 of 19
    Cat: Excited to watch you shovel the snow.
    You missed a spot.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

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