The most important survival skill for a furry animal surviving in a human-dominated wilderness is to know where to get extra warmth to sustain you through winter evenings.
Example 1 – Molly and Elf demonstrate here that they have adapted well.
Example 2 – Merlin understands the basic concepts of fire too.
Gandalf, however, grapples to understand the concept of the fire and has been on what can only be described as an endless quest for a source of warmth…
Quest 1: sock basket
Gandalf’s conclusion: grumpy and still cold, in trouble from humans for making hairy socks
Quest 2: wet washing
Gandalf’s conclusion: Grumpier and even colder – also in trouble from humans for making hairy washing
Quest 3: baby belly
Gandalf’s conclusion: warm but grumpy, can’t sleep, got kicked in head by thing within, humans laughing.