We woke up to a "new" cat in our house about a week ago. It had followed our indoor/outdoor cat into the wood shoot of our house and came in! I had seen the cat for about 3 days out by our sheds in the day time assuming it was sleeping there but I wasn't feeding it or anything. Luckily this one didn't go after any of our ducks or chickens or otherwise it would have been killed. The cat is beautiful long haired tortise shell. Its fairly friendly but of course not potty trained. I am not sure where it came from since we get a cat like this almost every year at this time. I have talked hubby into keeping it as our "outside" shed cat to kill mice that have been eating and getting into everything lately. (our cat is not doing his job) Our male is neutered and I am not sure if the cat is female or male. I need help how do you keep a outside cat warm in freezing temperatures. We live in northern WI!!!!! It gets very cold here! I feel bad right now as it sits outside the door for awhile every night wanting to come in but thats not going to happen. I am going to get it vet checked and fixed. I was going to put a XL dog crate in our smaller shed ( we have a smaller shed and our big pole shed) load it with blankets and under the blankets hay. Then have a large bowl of food and give it soft food every few days to keep it fat, and use a heated dog bowl. Anything else I could do for it?