Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trying to Keep Warm!

Folks, it is COLD out here in The Woods.

But I have a thick fur coat.

My People get all frantic and stuff whenever I come in out of the rain, soaking wet.

But I am not actually soaked to the skin, because of the aforementioned fur coat.

People #1 or People #2 dries me off with a towel. People #1 tends to be more rough, because he likes to play with me that way. Almost every time he messes with me, THIS is what happens:

I pretend not to like it. But I do, deep down.

We live in a very "rustic" building attached to a 100-year-old barn. It does not have what my People call 'Central Heat & Air'. Far from it, folks.

They use kerosene heaters this winter. They promise me wood stove heat next winter when they finally hook it up. I miss me some wood stove heat. It is the BEST.

But the kerosene heater in the Music Room does a good job. This is the warmest spot in the whole house. Of course you are aware that us cats know all these spots!

The kitchen is colder than the Music Room, because we do not spend as much time there in the winter. Before People #1 lights the kerosene heater in the kitchen, this is what I look like in the cold:

"Maybe if I scrunch down on this wool blanket I will be warmer!"

I am going to move to another chair...

"I am not totally sure about this..."

Meanwhile, I will do my regal Canadian pose. I originally come from Vancouver, you know. Hamming it up makes me feel warmer.

Cat trick: Place your paws together, wrap tail around body and hunch down a little for increased warmth.

Well, at least I am in a very tastefully decorated space!

I hope all my cat friends are keeping warm this winter.


Kat Mortensen said...

Yes, we Canadian cats are very regal. You'd give the Queen a run for her money, Rupert. Were you named after the prince?

Stay warm! Our cats know ever hot spot too. (Usually plastered to my back in the bed.)

Kat and the Hyggecats (soon to be a new name, by the way)

Rupert said...

Kat: Actually I am named after Rupert Street in Vancouver, where the pet shop my People get me is located.

This does not take away from the fact that I *AM* a prince of sorts! ;)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

WE have never actually experienced a wood stove (we have central heating and a fireplace) but #1 tells us they are totally awesome, so we hope you get one, Rupert!

The Chans

Laila and Minchie said...

Rupert, we could all take a lesson or two from you on how to stay warm! We can't believe how poofed up your furs are! Stay warm!

Mr Puddy said...

Nice to meet you Rupert : )
And I think I start to like you instantly cause you know how to enjoy your life pretty good !


PS: Love your two photos before the last one, Love your eyes' expression : )

Mr Puddy said...

I almost to forgot one thing !
It's great to know you was a rescued cat. We have a a special page in our blog call " We Support Rescued Breed " and I will link your blog in this page and hope you don't mind : )

Everyday Mr Puddy: We Support Rescued Breed

Katnip Lounge said...

How fun to meet you...we used to read your blog about a year's great to hear from you. Your heating arrangements look quite effective! we will practice the toe-tail-tuck immediately!

xx The Lounge Kats, including OUR Rupert!

The Island Cats said...

Rupert, you do have a pretty thick coat...we bet it keeps you really warm when you go out!!

Rupert said...

The Chans: Yes, we ARE installing the wood stove before next winter. I insist on it!

Laila & Minchie: Poofy fur *IS* the key!

Mr Puddy: I do enjoy my life and I am also very honored to be included in the "We Support Rescued Breed" link!

Katnip Lounge: Thank you for stopping by my blog again after so much time has passed! And the tail-tuck is EASY with a little practice.

The Island Cats: Yes, my coat does get thicker in the winter. One of my favorite pics of myself is walking on the snow (at the top of my blog).

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Rupert, you are very regal and furry. We too insist they give you wood heating next winter if that is what you want. :)

MoMo said...

Hiya Rupert! Good to see you again!

Yes, yes, I know all about the hunching and tail wrapping bit too since we don't have any form of central heating. Of course weather here never gets as cold as where you are

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh you must keep warm, and what are you thinking, going out in the rain? I never ever get my furs wet except from my own spit!