It just doesn’t make sense.  My mom and dad are putting on long sleeve shirts and sweaters, and I have my beautiful black fur coat on and we are all still cold. 

I’m not sure how it all works, but there is a magic little box on the wall that makes the house nice and cool in the hot summer and nice and cozy warm during cold weather.  I see them both go over to the little box on the wall, look at it, and do nothing!  Really, what’s the problem here?  What will it take?

It’s time for this girl to take action…wish me luck! 

Three hours later…

I’m not sure which technique did it, but the heat is now on!

Note to my fellow canines.  If any of you are having the same experience you may want to give the following a try.

First – Sit as close to your mom and dad as you can and do any or all of the following:

  • Chatter your teeth (This is what people do when they are very, very cold.  It does take a bit of practice, but you can do it!)
  • Shiver (If your house is as cold as my house is you are probably already doing this!) 
  • Rub your cold wet nose against their BARE skin.  (BEFORE doing this, you must first go outside for a while, then as soon as you come back into the house, stick your nose in your water bowl, then touch BARE skin.) 

 Stand firm my fellow canines!