I don't even want to think about something like that happening. It would be so hard to be alive and my babies dead. Just thinking about it gives me shivers. I would go back in until all were out. I have a plan, carriers for all 7 and I have an Astro van which will easily hold all of us. I would hate to loose my possessions, but they can bereplaced and my first concern is my babies. Hope this never happens to anyone else again.
---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: > My father even burned his corneas trying to save the cats (was OK in the > long run). And as it turned out later, he was actually running on a > wall-to-wall carpet with no floor under it anymore....But he still kept > trying. Another great idea is to use pillowcases in any emergency - that's > always around! > BTW - horses do the same when a barn is on fire; they run back. > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie > Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 5:40 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire > > What a terrible story! > > This is a lesson I learned from a friend of mine. Her house was on fire and > she grabbed her cat and took him outside but he ran back inside and died in > the fire. God forbid any of you ever have to rescue your cats from a > burning house, but cats will always run back inside because this is the > place they feel safe. Always put your cats in carriers or in your car > outside your home. With 13 cats this would have been terribly difficult for > your parents, but if there are only one or two cats this can be done. > > Lorrie > > On 12-02, GRAS wrote: > > In 1964, my parents' house in Chicago had a fire on a night of a huge > > snowstorm, 3'! The fire department had a hard time getting there > > because side street were not plowed, especially not at 3 AM. They had > > 13 cats, and I had "just" moved back with my two cats because I > > couldn't afford my apartment closer to school. All the cats died in > > the fire, although my father was running around, grabbing them and > > putting them on an enclosed porch, they all ran back as he opened the > > door.....When the house was rebuilt, a cat was found in the basement > > ceiling/rafters, completely soft and pliable (not stiff!) - poor cats > > most probably died from smoke inhalation because they have such tiny > lungs. > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org