Thursday, January 7, 2010

Great Dane loves furnace in winter

Princeton stretches out near the wall furnace for maximum warmth

On these cold winter days my Great Dane Princeton spends as much time as possible lying near our wall furnace.

Last winter he was a puppy and the cold didn’t seem to bother him. Now that he’s reached the ripe old age of one and a half years, he LOVES to stretch out and sleep near the heater all day.

He especially likes the one in the hallway where the heat gets trapped. I snapped some photos of him stretching out to enjoy the warmth.

My previous dog, a Dane mix, didn’t act like this until he was more than 10 years old!

Princeton doesn’t like the noises that the furnace makes when it first starts heating up, though. The scary furnace sound make him bark.

I’ve read that purebred Danes are very sensitive to the temperature (both hot and cold), and it’s certainly true for Princeton.

He’s also mellowing out and being a lot more obedient in every way. What a good boy!

“Don’t bother me -- can’t you see I’m trying to get warm?”


MurphyDog said...

oh boy! I bet your bum is nice and toasty in that 2nd picture!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

brooke said...

happy new year princeton! you look like you've grown more! so far darwin hasnt shown any interest in the heaters yet!

Mindy Lu said...

BARK! What a perfect place to stay nice and warm. Plus you can keep an eye on the hoomans comings and goings. BARK! Sasha the Princess!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Very nice, Princeton!

Waldo won't go to sleep until we've covered him up with his fleece blanket --and I mean, completely covered him up. You can't even see his head!

nam said...

awww look at that face! precious!

Dogster Dog here! Just wanted to stop by your blog to award you with our top dog blogger award! I couldn't find your email, so hopefully you get this message. If you're interested, just shoot me an email at nam(at)! WOOFS!

Paula said...

Excellent photos! My dane is now 4 and a half years old, and ever since he was a pup he loves stretching out in the warmest, sunniest places. I have just put in in-floor heat in my house, and my doggie couldn't be happier!