Saturday, July 29, 2006

Another Bit of Excitement

Was just sitting here, minding my own business, waiting for the next post deadline to loom when all of a sudden, the stupid fire alarm in the house goes off. That'll certainly wake you up!

There's a rule in the house where if the really loud alarm goes off, we huskies have to go outside... but we really don't want to go outside because outside takes us near where the really loud noise comes from. Then the humans freak out and yell at us over the loud shrieking thing, then the phone rings, and its pretty much a nutty time.

Which leads me to an important service announcement: Do you humans have an escape plan?

Nobody ever thinks of it (well, we do here because the stupid alarm goes off if you fart), but most people don't think about what they would do if their house caught on fire. Some people do think, but they don't think "hey, what about the dogs". Well, you need to think about the dogs, because when you're running around going loony and trying to get out, we're doing the same thing, but we probably won't have the best idea on which way to go.

Do you know what you'll do and where you'll go to take us to safety?
How will you do that?
Do you have leashes and collars where you can easily grab them on the way out?
Have you thought about having emergency choke chains and leashes already set up someplace so you can get them on and get us out quick?
Do you have those little stickers that tell firemen that you have dogs inside in case something happens when you aren't home?
Do your neighbors know that you have dogs so they can tell the fire department to get you out quickly?

Just some things you might want to think about, because when your fire alarm goes off (and hopefully it never will), you won't have much time to think then.

Another helpful public service announcement from your pal



Turbo the Sibe said...

A friend of my Human advised her to also have written instructions on feeding us and caring for us in case something happens to her. In her plan, she has photos of each of us with the info so that someone who doesn't know us very well can easily identify us.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Meeshka,

Are you sure that Loki isn't trying to sabotage your blogathon effort ? First the power in the house all flickers, now the fire alarm goes off - hmmmmmm, I think you may have to have words with him and see if he is up to no good !

Keep up the good work - me and Charlie are here with you til the end now - timezone works in our favour today :-)


Blue husky mutt said...

My human when out with her boyfriend, he's kinda lame but she likes him. He did adopt an old grouchy fluffy chesie mix from some shelter so I guess he's not all bad.

Anyway I got side tracked there, that is why I havent' been able to post, she turned off the computer.

I am loving following your hoffa search posts, those are the best.

My human has these stickers that say how many of us are in the house in cases anything happens. I know it is something that she worries about a lot though.

Keep up the good work and I'll catch up with you later.


Charlie The Big Dog said...

We havent had a escape route discussion - I better bring that up at the next family meeting. Now Im president of gruffpuppy media, the liability rests squarely on me, and I don't want to be resposible for Opy's big fat flaming caboose!
Good Thinking Meeshka!

IndyPindy said...

There was a fire in our building a few months ago! The fire alarm went off, and at first we thought it was a false alarm. But then we opened the front door and there was a wall of smoke! Mom grabbed her purse, her cell phone, me and her shoes and we went out the back door. Luckily the fire was only in the basement of the apartment building, the smoke just came up the stairwell. But I was one of the few things mom took out of the house with her!