Been there too.  I get this sinking feeling and speed up so I can get home to 
my babies.  God what would I do if I pulled up behind fire engines.  I know one 
thing for sure, I would be in the house befoe they could stop me.  The only 
thing they could do is follow and help me get them out.

---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> Anytime I'm out, and am driving home and hear a fire engine going up our
> road, I have this horrible thought that it's our house...but, since both my
> husband's family and my family had a house fore, what are the chances for
> another one?????
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
> dlg...@windstream.net
> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 10:54 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire
> 
> I had not thought about what if I were not home.  That is enough to make me
> never leave home again!
> 
> ---- Peggy Verdonck-Riley <jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> > My biggest fear with 9 cats! Luckely we have an enclosed cat 
> > playground outside. We can just push them out the cat door in the 
> > window and lock it behind them.
> > I just hope something like that never happens when we aren't home!
> > 
> > On Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM, "Lorrie" <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > 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.
> > > >
> > >
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