Sunday, November 18, 2007

The First Fire

I must admit, I'm not a big fan of the colder weather. I'm kinda skinny with short furs and prefer the temperature be in the 60s or above. However, I do love the cold for one special reason...

It's time to build a fire!!

As soon as I hear the crackle of flames, I park my butt right in front of the fireplace and warm myself.

Mom & Dad don't know how I stand it because it gets REALLY hot! But I love it.

And I've taught Lola to love it too. I thought she like to hang out there because she does whatever I do...

But I caught her in my spot all alone, so I guess it's a Boxer thing.

Hope you guys all stayed warm this weekend!


Peanut said...

I wish I could lay in front of the fire with you Penny

Katherine and Pippa, said...

So do I. (wish I could lay in front of the fire with you Penny)

In fact it was so warm last winter that master and mistress didn't light a fire. Even though they both love them very much.

So not many fires here guys.


KB said...

hi all, especially beautiful lola! i may be young, but i know a beauty when i see one ;). thanks for stopping by my spot - i was telling someone ealier that i haven't had time to explore dogs with blogs b/c i'm into so many new things at my having my first bath, figuring out where to pee and where not to know.

hope we can all be puppy pals though! stop by my spot anytime and i'll definitely keep checking with you!

2 barks,

Clover said...

Ooh! A fire! I am going to test out my fireplace soon... After mom and dad get some kind of "cover" for it... they think I will try to run into the fire or something. I'm not that silly!! But I guess I have to wait anyway...
Love Clover xo

Harry said...

Oooh,aren't you all lucky to ave a beautiful real fire. We only have radiators here, boo.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Girasol said...

The fire place is looks so warm.
Guys you are so lucky to have the fire .

Sir Chance-Lot said...

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Cute pics~I LOVE warm fires too
Sir XmasBacon

FleasGang said...

As Pink Floyd says, "It's good to warm your bones beside the fire".

By the way, reason no. 1 that I moved from PA to SC - It's 78 degrees here today and gonna be 80 degrees tomorrow :-) Happy Turkey Day !!!!

The FleasGang

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Penny, That looks really cosy. I get a bit toasty by the fire, but I have way more fur than you do. I wish I could give you all my left-over furs for a winter coat. Mom says it doesn't work that way.

Check the sidebar on my blog. There's something there for you guys.

xoxoxo (one set for each of you)

Lorenza said...

Do you have a fireplace?? Wow! Sure I'd love to be there with you two! I don't like cold weather!
Enjoy it!
Have a nice day

Luckie Girl said...

That is so COOL., I mean that's HOT! :) I don't have a fireplace here. Wait...I don't need one here in Singapore. It's already a furnace here with the hot hot sun.

Amici said...

Oh it looks so cozy!! We want to cojme lay down with you too! I might even sit still...... :)

Hope you have a family/friends filled Thanksgiving!

Ashley said...

That is so cute! It looks like you guys are surrounding around the campfire. Did you make smores?

Boo said...

hahahaha, penny, is it snowing there yet?

wet wet licks


Colleen and Izzie said...

We don't have a huge need for fireplaces in Tucson, but it can get cold and rarely, snowy. Mama thinks fireplaces and books go a long way (though she likes to READ them, I prefer to EAT them). You have, by the way, been tagged. Check out my mama's page for the topic (

You look so cute in front of the fire!

Kirby said...

How lucky are you? You guys have a fireplace. We don't have one, but I've heard great things. When I'm at my grandparents house, I like to hang out in front of their potbellied cook stove. That's as close to a fireplace I can get. I'm glad to see you are staying warm and cozy.

Your pal,

Joe Stains said...

we have a gas fireplace that is more for looks than heat, so when it gets cold Tanner curls up in front of the silly space heater.

you gals sure look nice in front of that fire!

ronin the pug said...

Hi guys!! Wow so cool! You have a fire place! That's awesome.

Stanley said...


You look so invitingly cozy in front of that fire. We only have the DVD fire on the TV. Once it plays to the end, it's over unless I have the remote.

Stay warm & give snuggles to Lola & Sherman!

Goober love & smooches,

Simba said...

Any nearer and you'll be toast. You look so warm and cosy.

Simba xx

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I would never sit near the fire coz it's too hot for me! I LOVE the cold! I want to freeze to death!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

We had our first fire too, guys! Mom had to move one of our family room beds because it sits on the fireplace hearth but that's okay! It was well worth the temporary move!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

umekotyan said...

It has become cold slowly.
Japan has become cold, too.
A warm desk of kotatsu is here.
I want to drink a warm coffee.

from loved ume tyan

Huskee Boy said...

Ok I think the only thing missing is some marshmellows!

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Girls...
I love the fire place too!!! It's my favorite spot now! I just curl up and dream away of running, playing and my Stanny!

Lots of Licks, ruby

Asta said...

I love having a fiwe's absolutely one of the best things about can come sit in fwont of my fiwe with Lola if you'we evew in the mood fow a change of scene
smoochie kisses

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, that fire looks warm and toasty. I wish we had a fireplace at our house. Stay warm!


Randi said...

Penny! The warm & cozy fire looks devine! & your little sis will do whatever you do? That's so sweet? Where was Sherman during all this? Getting the marshmellows ready & finding sticks to roast them on?

Love & Licks,

ps...I havent' seen any warm fires here at camp..but I do get to sleep inside & NOT in a cage or its OK..I'll make a suggestion to the sarge to roast marshmellows tonight!

Frasier said...

Hi Doggies,
I wish Georgia would pick a weather and stick with it!!Its hot and then its cold and then its 70 degrees!!!We dont know if we have to put the fire on or the a/ c on

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh my dogness... what awesome photos of you and Lola by the fire. I don't care too much for it, but Tia likes to lay near it to get warm.

Seadra & Zoe said...

Those are wonderful pictures of you by the fire!! It looks so cozy.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh your fire looks lovey Penny!

Nothing like real fires!

We have a driftwood effect gas one but it does not fool me!

love and licks, Marv xxxxxx

Comet and BLU said...

Our girl gets cold and likes to sleep close to the fire too, but we don't think it is cold enough here for one. Of course, we have lots and lots of fur, too.
Comet and BLU

wally said...

I would like to sit in front of the fire but my ma ape is drooling thinking about it! Do you think she's part boxer? I wonder.

Sherm, are you a blanket fellow like me? Or I often steal some heat off my ma ape. Her lap warms me right up.


Sparky said...

We love fire too - when we went camping, my mama kept yelling at us to get away from the fire! We were like moths to a flame.

Lady Kaos said...

I love laying in front of the fireplace, too! Our fireplace is a little different though. It's raised a little off the floor, but it's still really warm to lay by it. My cat brother and I love when Dad goes outside to get firewood. Sasha doesn't like the popping noises so she hides until she gets cold and then she curls up on the couch with Mom so she can feel the warmth of the fire and Mom is there to protect her.