Penny The Fire Dog

Winter hides the sun away so the dogs need other sources of heat to keep them at their ideal body temperature (which appears to be about five thousand degrees).

The most coveted heat is the roaring warmth of a winter fire

Eko and Penny will both happily bake in front of a flame, but we’ve discovered Penny is particularly obsessed with fire

Normally, nothing could extricate Penny from a comfy spot on Emily’s lap…

But nothing (and nobody!) gets between Penny and a front row seat at our fireplace

“Can you believe Will thought he could get away with stealing my spot?”

In the interest of breathing without a sixty pound weight on my chest, I acceded to Penny’s claim and retreated to the couch. Eko happily joined me. But Penny?

She cooked front and center right until the final ember died

Now, does Penny’s fire obsession have anything to do with her devilish ways? I certainly hope not…but there’s room for disagreement!

18 Comments

We don’t have a fireplace but we do have 100 degree days during the summer and it blows my mind that Kali will sleep for quite long stretches in the direct sun baking away and panting. Being the worry wart doting dog parent (it comes from many years of being a worry wart doting people parent) I make her move out of the sun and drink water.

Will, I don’t think Penny is obsessed with fire, but rather that she is cold. Very cold. Alex, my amazing girl, was skinny like your Penny and so I had to make sure that she wore a sweater inside the house, and on days that were very cold, I used to live in Maryland, I would put a heating pad in her bed and she would fall asleep for hours on end. Your Penny reminds me of my Alex, tall, gorgeous, skinny and with that beautiful face. Also neither one of them have much hair so that is why Penny adores your fire place.

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