I've thought about a cover ...... but hey it's tough. It's an Iowa smoker!! Thinking of giving it a fresh coat of stove paint once it warms up enough to paint outside.
The cat looks like that cos i hadn't fed them yet. Also they are barn cats (we have anywhere 5 to 15 depending on time of year and coyotes) so they never see the inside of the house. I'd be upset sleeping outside in 17f.