We’ve been “enjoying” a string of on-again and off-again sub-zero weather, so we’re using the wood stove in the dog room to take some of the load off the geothermal system that is the main source of heat. (We gave up trying to heat the place with the outdoor wood boiler two years ago — it took about 16-20 cords of wood and was just too much effort.) Once we began using the stove this winter, we quickly found out who the newest “heat hog” is. As soon as the stove starts throwing off heat, Sunny heads down to the dog room and parks himself in front of it. And I mean, right in front of it. It’s so hot where he is in that photo I can hardly believe he stays there as long as he does, but he just loves the heat. And, as you can see, he doesn’t have to share the space with anyone else — much to his liking!
Carolyn Leavitt says
It’s hot and Sunny. I do the same thing in front of our fireplace and oven (when it’s cooling)
on very cold days.
Sunny is just living up to his name! I love a fireplace, rain or shine, cold or warm, day or night. Good Dog, Sunny. You keep your spot.
Barb Ribinski says
Hey Sunny, you don’t have your usual scowl today. It must be the warm stove. It makes you feel good all over. And it’s like you posed for this photo. Stay cute little guy!
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE STEVE. IT LOOKS LIKE A MAGAZINE ADVERTISMENT FOR THE STOVE.
Sunny’s from Shreveport, so I imagine that heat feels good on those Southern bones. I also imagine the other dogs are glad not to have to share beds with him anymore.
Our dachshund Norman just loves the fireplace! He’ll patiently stand in front of it while staring you down until you pull his bed in front of it.
Tonya Allen says
I’m surprised he doesn’t have company. Long ago I had a dog who would lie in front of the woodstove until he was panting, and then ask to be let outside so he could cool down in the snow. And then start the process all over again. Once he got so close that he singed his long tail fur. Not a good smell.
Judith Cahll says
Tanner is still with you, isn’t he? Haven’t heard much about him in awhile. He’s always been one of my favorites. Maybe because I have a 17-year-old, three-legged lab
Peggy S., Scooter and T.C. says
Is Sunny trying to tell you he needs to winter in south Florida?? In winter Scooter and TC head for the electric blanket if we need to turn it on, as we often do in north Fla. All they need to hear is the click on the heat controls and they head for the bedroom. Then it becomes a challenge for the humans to claim some space!! But then ya’ll know about that battle, right?
Shirley and James says
Miranda Brooks says
I used to have a dog who planted her nose right below the gas wall heater and glued herself to the spot as she baked. In the summer she’d find a spot on the grass, face the sun, close her eyes and just lay there baking her little brains and panting like crazy. Two feet away, cool shady grass but my little heat lover wouldn’t budge. Nearly scared the dog sitter half to death and an emergency call to me calmed her down. I said, “She’s baking and when she’s well done she’ll come in.” Ahh the memories your photo brought up!
Sunny does like her warmth! : )