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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tbuff, Dec 23, 2012.
You know it's cold outside when my cat finally takes a seat by the Fireview..
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It's hard to keep the pack away from a warm stove in the shop, especially when the master offers a soft blanket.
Everyone looks happy! We have 3 dogs ,,, 4 has got to be even better
Hey, what about cats?
One can never have too many dogs, or at least that's what I think. My wife seems to have set the limit at four.
As Jack Straw suggested, let's not forget about cats! In case you're wondering ---- yes, sometimes he singes his fur.
Here are the critters. The cat is now an outdoor cat, the boxer is not around anymore, and the heritage has been replaced but the pug and his princess are regular buds.
Don't have a dog anymore, but Tiger can be found in front of the liberty most of the time. I think I disturbed the "King" while he was getting warm
Now you guys are going to make me take pictures of my wife's cats in the stove.... OOPs I mean near the stove...
That's a riot!
Catnip makes them mean
I fell the same way about dogs, but because I live along a very busy road and now that Corridor H has opened 13 miles from my house even busier, it is impossible for me to have another dog. The only way I would get another dog is if I lived back in the woods where it could run and not have to worry about it getting hit by a car.
That's too bad lopiliberty, dogs do so much for us. Can you fence in a large area? I have my back yard fenced in and my dog can come and go as she pleases through a dog door. She chases squirrels and barks at what she thinks are trespassers, and seems happy with her little world.
If I had all of my back yard fenced in then I would probably have a dog but that would take a lot of fence. Then I would have to be worried about it getting out of the fence and going to the road.
No dogs here....only the cat.
I read a book by Dr Juliet Levy, about holistic animal care ... She mentioned a dog never experiences true exercise unless he's freed from his leash...She also said dogs love to go out in the rain and snow as well,,she had a nice saying about letting them experience all the elements.. Rain for example cleanses their coats in the wild... they must still have those internal instincts.... We have a doggie door as well,,, three dogs and the cat all come and go as they please,,,even though the road is not too far away on our farm,, they have been warned and stay back from the road...when we go some where's we close the gate to their fenced in area...I also try to take my dogs and my cat comes sometimes too,, for a daily 30 minute walk on a trail through the lower part of my woods...They enjoy that walk big time, especially my young Jack Russell,, running all over smelling away,,,, they come and get me when it's time to go,,,rain or shine! I think a doggie door is the best thing we ever installed,,no forcing a dog to hold it's bladder in crate...I don't agree with that at all.. I think the crate was thought up for people that had no real time for their dog and couldn't take the time to train the dog properly,,, a homeowner convenience but very unfair to the dog in my eyes! If you need to grate them, then you don't have time for a dog...
Sometimes, in the spring, a bird will fall down the chimney, and then I will have a bird and Jack Russell inside the stove.
That's a Jack! If it's in there, they'll stay there until they get it,,, very, very dedicated dogs when it comes to getting their prey.. Never doubt a Jack's nose.
Max the Beagle likes it in back of the Fireview.
Beagles know a good stove when they see one
Just so you all know I'm not a cat hater(Jack)....
Here are my two kits-
Is that a Shiba Inu,, my dog is a mix of Shiba and Husky.
Here's another pic of my boys, on the back of the sofa is Bryn, my 8 yo Jack, he is usually in front of the stove and growls if I disturb him to reload. On the cushion is Riley, we got him in September, he is just about a year old, the heat scares him, doesn't get too close. They are both on the sofa because I loaded up with oak so the stove is throwing a lot of heat. They were both rescues too and know they have it good now;