Although I have posted images of cats before, be assured that it is not my intention that this blog should become preoccupied with either pictures or stories of felines. We have two wood stoves here at the house and run one or the other in late fall and early spring. Winter however requires both to keep us warm. It got down to 4°F overnight and nearly 100,000 BTUs per hour of combined output kept the house comfortable. Sputnik sought out the quiet and warmth of the living room this morning and I thought he made for a pleasant image next to the family Samovar.