I had a fire suppression system installed in my home.  Relatively
inexpensive for the peace it gives me with my four legged friends.

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Have you ever tried stuffing cats into pillow cases?  I have 15 cats in
> the mobile home.  I can't imagine stuffing 15 pillow cases with 15 cats and
> actually living to tell the story.  Good idea if you have less than 5
> though.  Don't forget something to tie up the tops and just for safety,
> double case each cat if there's time.  Oh, just build a house out of cement
> blocks and have stainless steel furniture.  Cook outside, at least 50 feet
> from the house and keep several dozen fire extinguishers around in case of
> emergency.  Now having a full blown panic attack.
>
>  *From:* Peggy Verdonck-Riley <jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Saturday, December 3, 2011 10:43 AM
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire
>
>  Pillow cases, that's great advise if you can't get to the carriers fast
> enough! Never thought of that. Will work for our ferret too!
> *runs to the store to get 10 new pillow cases, just in case* ;-)
>
> 2011/12/2 GRAS <g...@optonline.net>
>
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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.
> >
>
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