My garden pets are the most amazing creatures and true Chicago survivors. The de-icer went out in my fish pond when we had the first hard freeze in March . The pond almost froze solid, but once the warm-up came and the ice melted, my little pets were all okay. Thank you Jesus ! I also believe that digging it to a depth of three or more feet certainly helped.
That's "lipstick" , the Queen, at the very top, and underneath her is Tangerine and her twin, Mandarin . The speckled one is "Freckles. " Notice the sky at the bottom of the photo.