Several poodins expressed concern about Smokey's Krissmouse stocking hanging directly on the fireplace doors. Such as Miss Peach's concern that it would catch on fire. Well, we haven't had a fire in our fireplace in several years. Actually, Maw has been looking for a good chimney sweep to come and clean and inspect the chimney for a couple of months. They are very busy at this time of year and she only wants to use one that is on Angie's List.
Funny thing about fireplaces here in the DFW metroplex. Most every home built since the 70s has at least one. The average temperatures for this area in December and January are lower 50s for the highs and lower 30s for the lows. High-end homes, luxury homes, estates, whatever you wanna call them, now seem to have multiple fireplaces, adding them to the master bedroom suites and to the breakfast rooms, and even on the patios where the patios are being built as an entertaining destination with fireplaces, built in grills, sinks and refrigeration. On Christmas Eve, when driving anyplace in the metroplex, there is the smell of wood burning and a smokey haze hangs in the air because everyone is using their fireplaces regardless of the outside temperature. It's kinda funny.
Eric & Flynn were concerned that we would need to open the doors so that Sandy Paws could come out to deliver his presents. So, we will move Smokey's stocking on Christmas Eve so that the doors can be opened.
We thank everyone for their concern and helpful hints. We don't know what we would do without all of our furriends from the cat blogosphere!