Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crank up that woodstove, daddy-o!

Yup, that's what the kitties say when it starts getting chilly outside. The very first winter that we spent in this house, we used this fireplace--well, as a fireplace. Its beautiful to look at a roaring fire but it would just burn up the wood without ever really warming up the house. Granted, we do have a central unit, but after receiving the first bill for heat we had to find another way to stay warm. For the second winter, the husband rigged up this idea--connect a woodburning stove to the chimney via stovepipe. This set up is pretty ugly, really, but it does warm the house and the kitties think that its the best thing ever. The empty fireplace hole becomes prime sleeping territory.

Out of the 7 insiders, there are only 4 that are true fans of the heat. Biggum (above) just loves it and winters are the only time that he really lets it all hang out.

Another big time fan of the heat is my Bubba. He likes to stretch out and take up the entire space.
Little Weetie really enjoys spending time in here in the evening--after she's wore out from harrasing the other cats all day long.

20 year old Granma is pretty dignified in her heat gathering activities. She's much to proper to sprawl out like the other heathen cats.


BeadedTail said...

Looks like a great place to hang out and stay warm in the winter!

Jewelry by Tara said...

This is the cutest! Makes me want to put the heating pad out for my doggies.


Celtic Cat said...

Oh, I love your cat photographs! The last one looks like my Oscar. No wood stove here, but my guys are glad the heating blanket and comforter are back!

Axe said...

Hail fellow MTH fan - Listen to Mott The Hoople from the recent London concerts on AXEFM.

Peldyn said...

Oh, the kittehs look so happy! I have been wanting a woodstove for forever now.