07 January 2008

mancat monday

it was been furry cold here early last week (down to 7 degrees one morning), so i have been alternating between my spiffy new blue cube hide-out an' close up to the stove. here is a picture mom took as i warmed my ol' bones by backing up under the firebox. very theraputic!!

you can see lotsa crud on the floor all around the stove; mom and dad love wood heat, but say it sure is messy. we meowers all love it too, because it keeps us nice an' toasty, and because so many interesting smells come in with the wood. mouses an' other cats an' bugs all leave their stories behind as they climb on the woodpile, an' we read those stories with our noses. gives us lots to dream about as we fall under the spell of The Warm!

***oh, yes--HAPPY PURRTHDAY, GRAMPA!! our chicago grampa is 94 human years old tolday! i just can't even begin to calculate how many naps that must be--an' he's like us--he takes a lot of 'em!!***

11 comments:

Monkee said...

I wish we had a wood stove to curl up next to. Our house is so cold all the time. My Dad doesn't think so, especially since he is supposedly hot all the time. Me and Mom and freezing and would love a wood stove.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I should love to have a wood stove. Ah well.

Happy Birthday to your Grampa!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

A wood stove sounds wonderful! Happy Birthday to your Grandpa!

The Meezers said...

a wood stove sounds so nice. mommy wants a log cabin wif a wood stove.

Tybalt said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandpa!

Snuggling close to a wood-burning stove must be lovely. We have electric logs in our fireplace, so I don't get to smell any interesting woodpile smells. I sure would love to be able to sniff out mousies!

Daisy said...

I'll bet that's very warm and cozy. Do you ever get dirts in your furs from laying there? You look very clean and white.

Happy birthday to your grampa!

Artsy Catsy said...

Happy Birthday to your Grampa!! Nels, I never realized before just how much your markings are like mine, only black instead of my ginger!

Rocky

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Be careful yoo don't get yoor furs sinjed off. Mommy would love a fireplace, us too, but she want it fur ombeeunz and we wants to be warm.

Lux said...

Happy Birthday to your Grampa!

You sure make me want to sniff some wood!

The Crew said...

My goodness Nels, I had to look twice to be sure that wasn't ME laying there!

George

Isis said...

Keep warm and Happy Birthday Grandpa! :)