We lost power last night around 9 and didn’t get it back until around noon. A falling tree branch up the road took out a transformer. My main concern was keeping these guys warm. I found a hot water bottle but no stopper. I ended up heating iron skillets on the stove or in the oven (we got a Peerless we can light with a match if there’s no electricity), wrapping the pan in a towel, putting the whole thing in a cloth bag, and putting it next to the kittens. Simba was the first to decide that being in the pan was warmer. My lap was better, when available. We had one warmy disc warm, but it’s not as warm as they like it, especially by morning.
I also learned the best way with bottles was to heat water without heating the bottles (and forgetting them), pouring the water in a container with the bottles, and shaking the bottles frequently until they felt warm. When done with the bottles, I stashed them in the freezer because they’d be colder and yet not freeze.
When power was restored, I had to remember to turn off the oven, wash the pans, and remove the bottles from the freezer.
Courtesy of my husband, we have a new hot water bottle. It say tap water only, nothing above 120 deg F (49 C), and the plug is a different size from my old water bottle.
Sorry, no picture of kittens in a pan. It wasn’t that obvious all wrapped up as it was.