Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The four-legged thermostat

Don't be fooled by Daffodil's unassuming exterior – she's a high-maintenance tyrant. If she decides it's too cold in the house, she parks herself in front of the woodstove until I do something about it.

36 comments:

  1. I used to have a dog that did that ... made it nice during the night if the house got too cool. Yes, a four-legged thermostat! LOL

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  2. I wouldnot mind parking myself infront of your woodstove either!! Looks very cozy to this cold Canadian eh. Minus 20 here, shiver
    signed
    Theresa in Alberta

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  3. Oh Linda, the colors. A picture as beautiful as a painting. Bravo!

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  4. There we go. It's my screens background for the day :)

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  5. I have 3 outdoor cats, including Daisy, an orange and white tabby. She prefers to be outside until it gets chilly. Then, she sits by the front door and waits for us to open it, then dashes in! She'll sleep inside at night now. She also enjoys a drink from our bathroom faucet!

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  6. Nancy in NC2/1/11, 6:41 AM

    We don't see Daffodil alot. She is one gorgeous cat - love her colors! Love the color of your wood stove too. It looks like some of your sky shots!

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  7. Nancy in NC2/1/11, 7:11 AM

    Hey Carson, I was just looking at your post again, and the colors in your living area ARE the same as in your header... how cool is that?

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  8. Nancy, I redecorate daily the match the sky. Yeah, right. The stove is usually a greyish-brown - the early morning light makes it look blue here.

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  9. Dad used to refer to the stove (wood or kerosene) as "Dog TV."

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  10. We're doing the exact same thing here in Wisconsin. Expecting a nasty, nasty blizzard. Sigh.

    Spring can't come soon enough for me...

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  11. Very nice portrait of your thermostat.

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  12. What an extraordinary photo! The colors, the angle...wow...it just simmers with warmth...love it!

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  13. She is a lovely cat, though.

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  14. I'd like to join her - I'd even curl up on the floor!

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  15. My two cats do the same! 5 degrees here, 5 inches of snow - east of Albuquerque.

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  16. Daffodil is not only gorgeous, she's smart too. My late, great Bear would park himself in front of the fireplace and roast himself. Literally. I always expected him to burst into flames at some point. Fortunately, it never happened.

    Love the blue stove. *wink*

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  17. Cool picture and beautiful kitty. She looks like she has a bit of catitude.

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  18. Daffodil is a very lovely little lady! And smart too obviously.

    DI

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  19. It's about time one of the Cats got some Blog space. Now let's see the rest of the bouquet.

    I'm not even particularly a "Cat Person". I love just about anybody with four legs, but fair is fair.

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  20. That's one of the things I love about cats...attitude! :) She sure is a beauty!

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  21. Such a hauty look on Daffodil's face. It's easy to see she rules.

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  22. Ooooh, what lovely lighting in that photo. Please pass on my compliments to Miss Daffodil - she's a beauty. And if I were there, I totally would have parked myself right next to her, waiting for you to heat the place up. sheesh. What's taking you so long?
    :-)

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  23. She is a beautiful cat.

    Diva huh? LOL

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  24. What a beautiful tyrant!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  25. She is gorgeous but I do believe she's giving you the stink eye.

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  26. I think that face has "tyrant" written all over it. We have a barn cat who decided last month that she had had enough of the whole "barn with companions, mice, hay loft, litter box, food, water AND heat lamp and heated pad for my feet" scene and walked 100 yards to the house to meow outside the door, at night. Guess who's in the house??

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  27. What a beautiful cobalt blue woodstove! Very abstractive!

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  28. Good girl Daffodil! An authoritative woman must take control of the situation.

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  29. Quite right too! We are merely servants to our animals, lest we forget!

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  30. Here, Mr Cat & Sadie the she-witch Akita argue over who gets the prime hot spots! Mr Cat uaually wins!

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  31. Are you OK? Bad storm - keep us posted. Hope all you and your critters stay OK.

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  32. High maintenance tyrant=cat
    (or poodle)

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  33. Kassie is the canine equivalent of the four-legged thermostat here. :) Spoiled!

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  34. Stewart Little, who lives at my parents house loves to sleep behind the woodstove when it's cooled down a bit. My dad and I have an affinity for creating fires so hot in the stove the poor thing looks like it could jump off the hearth and dance around the room! His little pink tummy turns a bright red and he doesn't care. He must secretly be a lizard inside?

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