Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dad Discovers the Fireplace

When the power went out over the weekend the heat stopped working and it got really cold. Dad and Bailey often visit a friend and have outdoor fires during the summer and fall, but we have never seen one indoors. When it started to get really cold, Dad's friend offered him some firewood to use in the hole in the wall Mom calls a fireplace.

Bailey and I were both a bit nervous. In all the time he's lived here Bailey says Dad has never tried to bring fire indoors. It was a rather scary experience. Fires get angry. They spit, they yell, and they jump around a good deal. The tempting part that was hard to avoid was that it was so warm. Mom moved our bed a safe distance away from the fire and you feel the heat when you sat on the bed.

While we weren't crazy about the fire in the beginning, by the time the power came back on, Katy and I were curled up in front of the fireplace, resting. We are glad Dad conquered fire.


  1. It might be so warm and cozy now! Your dad is so brave and clever!
    ~ EVa

  2. I can't wait for our first fire in the fireplace!
    Glad to hear that yo have power again and that everyone is nice and warm!

  3. My pets may be wishing we had one of those fireplaces soon. I think we may get our first snow of the season today. They are not big fans of the cold weather.

  4. Bringing fire inside sounds like a great idea if it stays in one place.

  5. Best part about a power outage...finding a way to get cozy!

  6. If dad makes more fires this winter, everytime you see him making it you will know just the place to lay, cozy and safe, to get all snuggly warm.

  7. that is one smart daddy you have!

    stay warm and cozy...

  8. Oh, yes! I know ALL abouts the humans bringing the fire inside and how super weird that is. I'm still not sure how I feel abouts it but I'm awfully glad it kept you all warm.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  9. I've never seen a fireplace!! It looks prettyyyy! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  10. You gots a good Dad! I love the warm fire too!

    woos, Tessa

  11. Oh my goodness Bailey and Katie, you are both so precious. My doggies, Sugar Plum and Meeka would love to meet you! This is our first winter in sunny Arizona and our house doesn't have a fireplace. It will be much different than our home in Missouri with our wood stove. Sugar and Meeka loved settling close to it. Stay warm and cozy.

  12. We have a fireplace in the house -- Mommy won't touch the thing. She is too afraid. She would rather bundle in a 1000 layers.


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