The STOVE!!!!! and The Land of the White Dogs

I was a good girl.

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Look what Santa brought me:

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It’s my new stove.  Am I excited or what!!!!!

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It’s just a little thing but puts out 12 wats of heat (whatever that means) which should be enough to heat most of our house, accept in really cold weather.  All cast iron, with lots of fancy knobs to turn and adjust and play with. 

Mon mari won’t let me touch it.   ;-((
I’m told to just sit and watch the pretty flames ;-))

Excuse me while I do the happy dance again…..

And for those who commented on spending Christmas in a house with 6 big dogs….
Lest you don’t fully comprehend their size I thought I should have a photo of them.

Have you ever tried to get 6 dogs to pose?

First, Sedi, the little brown bitch who immediately establishes herself
as top dog, tried to get the white dogs to sit still for the camera.

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They wouldn’t listen.

Typical white dog behavior, she sniffs~  running all over the place.

Our friend tried to help….

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By this time, Sedi had gone back into the house to finish her nap.
She couldn’t be bothered with any more white dog antics.

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This was the best we could do.  Emma (Lady Hamilton) and her brother, Wellington are at the back with our friend.  In the front are the three youngsters. The one on the right, foreground, was just visiting for the holidays.  The one in front on the left is due to whelp in a week….

Puppies, anyone?

Yes, the were all in the house with us, all of the time.

Except when being walked – and then those naughty boys ran off after a flock of sheep.

Which is why they are not allowed to run.

Oh, one more thing:  You know how some dogs will nudge you to be petted?  The big white dogs are not satisfied with mere petting… They want serious hugs and cuddles; all out, arms around the neck kind of cuddles.

One does not wear ‘good’ clothes to vist in The Land of the White Dogs!

12 thoughts on “The STOVE!!!!! and The Land of the White Dogs”

  1. Hi Katie, Your pictures are beautiful! Congrats on your new stove. We make use of one as well during these colder months, and each weekend, I look forward to a restful read beside it. Last night we went for a drink at a local pub and someone commented on our smelling like woodstove 🙂 I don’t even notice anymore…I do get a certain sense of satisfaction from lighting a fire though – such a primitive joy. Happy New Year!

  2. Ah – love the stove…careful with the glass doors! and I just love the dogs..how many are yours? What kind are they? I’m sure anyone wearin black to your house leaves pretty hairy, we know, we have a golden retriever.

  3. I bet those dogs are nice and warm to snuggle up to… Not sure which I’d like best though, possibly the lovely new stove – less work!! Enjoy.

  4. Can just imagine trying to walk through the herd of dogs 🙂 How did you not get knocked over?? I have enough trouble with a cat underfoot.
    It’s surprising how much warmth some wood stoves put out. I know someone that manages to heat his entire house with one. We have one in the basement and it is horribly underused. Heats great, but my husband is waiting for a really cold day….apparently 5F isn’t cold enough.

  5. Jen, smell like a wood stove? Most days I smell like a whole smoked ham….
    Our Juicy Life – in the first photo our re the brown/black one (The bitch) and the white one on the right – yes, the glass – I saw.
    Amanda, they are all snugglers!
    Shayne, and they would love to play with him – little human puppy..
    Sra, yes, cute… and big – want a puppy?
    Cymry, I was terrified when the all started running around me and playing on the mountains.. Picturing myself going ass over appetite all the way to the bottome!

  6. If that is the view from your terrace, then I am even more jealous of you than ever! Worth all the removations, I’d say.
    Happy New Year!

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