One of the great things about being a dog is lying by the fireplace. We have a fireplace in my house and I just love to lie in front of it. I feel so warm and comfortable, I could sleep there for hours.
Recently I ran across this is site. fireplace mantels which has some great fireplace's and accessories
If you don’t have a fireplace I would recommend putting in a gas fireplace they are awesome. You don’t get the crackle of wood or that nice smell but you get the warmth and warmth is key. Gas is cleaner than wood, there is no chopping or splitting all you get is pure fireplace enjoyment with gas. Sure it is kind of cheating but if your house did not come with a fireplace a couple hundred dollars for a gas one is a heck of a lot cheaper than trying to put in a chimey for a real fireplace.