Dear Professor Poppy,
A question for Professor Poppy Q-we had a fire in our apartment building the other day and our kitty ran under my king size bed when he heard the fire alarm since he was a scaredy cat. Fortunately, the fire was in a third floor apartment and was put out quickly and no one was hurt. We did have to evacuate the building and my kitty would not come with me since he was scared with the fire alarm constantly ringing. Any ideas on how to get the kitties out safely in the case of an emergency? Any tips are appreciated.
Dear Dream Mom,
Fank you for giving me this excellent question to ponder. It must be hard for you in a fire alarm, as you have to get your son out safely as well, and I can imagine that must take some time to get him out of bed and into his wheelchair. I had to ask my mum for advice, and we have been thinking about this all week.
- Is there anybody in your building who you can rely on to come and help you with dear son and wiggles? I know it is hard to ask for help, but in this case you may need someone to help you get your boys out safely.
- Is your ptu somewhere easy to access, so that you don't have to spend a long time getting it out. My mum often leaves mine out with my blanket in it, and I go and sleep it and am not scared of it.
- If Wiggles won't come out, and you have to evacuate quickly, do you have a door onto the balcony that you could leave open for Wiggles?
Please if any kitties or beans are able to help with any suggestions, please leave a note in the comments for me and Dream Mom. Happy Easter to you, your son and Wiggles.
Our friend Smudge, he was too sick to carry on so his beans had to hold him, and pat him as he went to the bridge. Please visit his blog to say kind words to his beans and Zoe at Smudge & Zoe . RIP wee smudge.
Ps Special advice from Miss Daisy (who was mentioned on CNN!!!)
You can get special Pet Rescue stickers for your window that say something like "In case of fire, please rescue my ___ cats" And then you fill out the number of cats you have. Of course getting the people out safely is the first priority, but these stickers will alert the fire department that there are pets in the house, and the number of pets.
Fank you daisy, that is good advice too!!