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: firstname.lastname@example.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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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. > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > Felvtalk mailing list > > > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.o > > > > rg > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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 > > > > > -----Inline Attachment Follows----- > > _______________________________________________ > 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