OK, now I am "paranoid" too.  Hadn't thought about unplugging eveything , 
especially when I leave.So it taes a few minutes, better than coming hometo a 
burned out house and my babies dead.  


---- GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> My parent's house burned due to faulty electrical "something".  My mother
> remembers that the same evening, a few cats were sitting at the top of the
> stairs to the basement, and kept staring at something.  She believed that
> they must have been watching some kind of a short already...
> 
>  
> 
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
> Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2011 11:25 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire
> 
>  
> 
> 
> Having actually been burned out of one house I now give wings to my
> paranoia.
> 
> At night before going to bed and in the morning before leaving for work I
> walk through the house turning things off and unplugging what I can.
> 
> We have LOTS of smoke detectors, including one in the garage.  And I want
> more.  Need to replace my fire extinguishers too.
> 
> We remove the knobs from the stove and only put them on when we are cooking.
> I actually saw one of the cats once step on a knob to get to the stove top
> and turn the stove on.  That was the day the knobs came off.
> 
> If I'm cooking, I'm in the kitchen.  I don't leave the room with the stove
> on.
> 
> No extension cords.
> 
> If a lamp malfunctions I throw itr away.
> 
> It doesn't matter if it makes sense.  I'm OK with being irrational about
> fire.  Already had one house fire and that was enough.
> 
> --- On Sun, 12/4/11, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4:39 AM
> 
> 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.
> 
>  
> 
> 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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