Mason is never happier than when the wood stove is burning.
He alternates from the coffee table to the floor.
And when it’s extra chilly or the fire has burned down quite a bit he lays down behind it, between the brick wall and the stove. I wonder sometimes how he doesn’t singe his fur or cook himself from the inside out.
He seems to know what he’s doing though and seeing him so happy and content makes my heart glad.
I’m feeling warmer myself even seeing Mason contentedly basking!
What sweet photos of Mason! He definitely warms my heart.
Cats (and dogs) are the best comfort creatures. They know what they likes!
We had a cat that was all about the heat, especially the sun or napping on a heat register. In the summer, she would lay at the edge of the sunshine patch and when she got too hot she would just roll over half a turn into the shade. What a life! Mason seems to do nicely for himself, too.
My dad had a black lab that would cozy right up to the wood stove — his fur would get so hot you could barely touch it!!
heartwarming indeed! (we still haven’t had a fire in our fireplace…maybe today?!)
That is one contented cat! And, sitting next to a fire sounds like the perfect thing for today!
Kim in Oregon says
Our Jessie Cat singes her tail on our stove about twice a year. She doesn’t seem to notice but we sure do!
Lydia S says
We had a wood burning stove as a kid and I loved the way it smelled. Mason is one lucky kitty!
Cats are so lucky to be able to cozy up to a fire and be extra warm all day!
When we had radiators, pumpkin would “dry her nails” under it constantly….cracked me up every time. Cant find the cat? Check the ‘nail salon’ in the dining room.
We used to have to watch Bear the Senior Dog very carefully when we had a space heater going. She couldn’t feel the heat very well through her double coat, and her tail was always in danger of catching fire.