Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 26, 2015

Puppies roasting by an open fire... 

Well, I'm not actually roasting.

And it's not really an open fire.

And I'm not exactly a puppy.

But,' Jack feeling pretty good sitting in front of the fireplace which is protected by both a fireplace screen and a metal curtain' doesn't sound quite as good.

Stay warm!


  1. You look handsome...and that is all that matters Jack!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  2. Indeed. What a handsome fellow you are basking in the glow of the fire! (I'm sure this feels good after a good romp in the snows) Ahhh, the good life!
    I think this might make a dandy Christmas Card for next year.

    Barks & Hugs,
    Yogi & Mom

  3. Ummm, where are the marshmallows??!!! BOL!

  4. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GFebruary 26, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Jack, anything you do is good with us, but you look kind of serious lying there in front of that beautiful fire! Got to be the best way to keep warm after all those walks in the snows.

  5. Dear Jack,

    You look very handsome and cozy lying by that fire; all you need now is a lady puppy to cuddle up with. :-)

    I've been seeing in the teevees that you've been getting some pretty harsh weather there, and I'm glad to see you and the tall guy are safe and warm.

    Your friend,

  6. Looks cozy!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Remember to turn around and toast your other side too!

  8. Hey handsome Jack...that is quite a pose you have going there.
    Oh my cats we had a snow storm Wed night. Heavy, wet snow there were over 200,000 w/o power in NC...most in our county. I would have loved to be roasting by a fire yesterday. We didn't have any power for 15 hours and Mom said she didn't have any coffee for 87 hours
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. you'll always be an adorable puppy to me jack.

  10. Hopefully you don't turn into the Jack Frost that nips at the TG's nose either. ;)

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  12. We're glad you're not roasting, Jack. That would smell...

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto