What is it with cats? Cats and woodstoves, to be more precise. Driving me crazy, these critters!
We are in the grips of another polar vortex (oooh, drama! Thanks weather network!) and the winds are blowing their brains out. I’ve got the woodstove all fired up. We have central heat, but on days like this, it runs non-stop. Besides, I like the pioneer woman conceit. As in, “Honey, can you make sure that there’s enough kindling?”
The neighbour’s cat, Keira drops by now and again. She helps herself to a snack, hisses at our cat Oscar, and then heads back outside. Today I thought she should stay inside a bit longer. NEXT thing I know, there she is, beHIND the woodstove, her head underNEATH it and growling at Oscar who is sitting a meter or so away all “Huh? What?”
This is not the first time this has happened, so maybe there’s something about thermal-dynamics that eludes me. Our good ol’ boy Joey, in his declining years spent every
waking, sleeping hour in front of the stove when it was lit. And more than once I had to barricade his way to crawling underneath it! I miss my Joe.
Tell me, am I mistaken? That close to a stove cannot be good for them, am I right? Or am I over-protective?
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