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?”