This is my first attempt at posting pictures. Not very good, but I will learn.
This is Minkey's favorite place in the whole house. While Gordon and Arnold (the dogs) were visiting Minkey did not see the fireplace because he was in Elizabeth's room, sulking. He was not a happy kitty. He LOVES the fireplace. He likes it better than my lap.
"You want me to what? Sit on your lap? Do you see this face? It's a tired face."
" I need a nap. Sorry."
He's not really sorry. And that is about all we will see of Minkey as long as the fireplace is on. Oh, wait. he leaves the fireplace to soak up the morning sun in the living room, but that's definitely it.