So far, nothing that tragic has gone wrong in my own life, but I have had to 
move from my nice, safe brick house in the city to a mobile home which, as far 
as I can tell, is made out of cardboard and plastic.  These horrid death traps 
are usually gone with the wind if the wind is above 50 miles per hour and burn 
up in a nanosecond.  To counter this nightmare, I have built a cat enclosure 
separate from the house.  More than half of my rescued cats reside in the 
enclosure which has a large shed attached.  I had to move because the City of 
San Antonio gave me a choice of move or have my "excess" cats taken from me and 
killed at the animal "shelter".  I moved to the next county where there are 
no cat limit laws but  anything affordable is made of paper. I check stoves and 
electric appliances a few dozen times a day, and rarely cook in the house.  I 
also unplug most things that use electricity.  This isn't doing my tendency to 
have
 obsessive-compulsive disorder any good at all.  Sigh.  Well, it's better than 
an apartment in one of the fire traps that have been built with wood shingle 
roofing.  Horrors!  I wouldn't have a polyester stuffed toy in one of those 
places.



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From: "dlg...@windstream.net" <dlg...@windstream.net>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2011 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

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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