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I heat my house with dog food

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by heydan, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. heydan

    heydan New Member

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    I was hoping to get to use my stove last night but I found that when my two big dogs and I pile into bed we collectively amount to over 400 lbs of warm blooded mammal and we raise the temperature of the room a few degrees using body heat alone. So I didn't need to burn anything other than dog food last night. ;)

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  2. Gibbonboy

    Gibbonboy New Member

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    Let's just hope it's not through gasification, I don't think they'll certify a bedspread for those temps! ;)
  3. Jill L

    Jill L New Member

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    Sounds like a Three Dog Night. Sing the praises of manimal heat , joy to the world :p
  4. propguy

    propguy New Member

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    This just sounds sooooooooooooo wrong on sooooooooo many levels. :) ;-P ;-P
  5. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    ROTFLMAO...I had the same exact thought...Around these parts we talk about wood gassification...not dog gasification :) :) :-S :)
  6. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    SAME HERE-

    Me- 225

    Moe (English Bulldog) 85

    Maggie(Cocker Spaniel) 15

    That equals 325 pounds of heat generating mammal--

    2 full size comforters, plus one doggie blanket-slobber protection- equals on warm bed.

    As for gasification, between moe being who he is and my diet of beer and spicy food, -- don't light a match!
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Hmmm... I think I will stick with wood heat.
  8. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    LOL .......I have spooned with my wife but dont think i have spooned a dog before let a lone 2 of them.
    I'm with Brotherbart ..........I'll second the wood heat.
  9. JMF1

    JMF1 New Member

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    LMAO..........I KNOW I haven't spooned a dog before! So, I'll third the wood..........
  10. suematteva

    suematteva New Member

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    Keepin wood heat and dog heat separate...she knows where the stove is, where her bed is, and that she is not supposed to be in our bed!...
  11. heydan

    heydan New Member

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    Big dogs can be very forceful spooners. They like to lean into it with all their weight. So when my two dogs both spoon me at the same time from opposite sides, it's like sleeping in a vise. And if they're on top of the covers and I'm underneath, it has the effect of pinning me down. Sometimes I have to wriggle down under the covers and out via the foot of the bed to escape. ;)
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