Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Public Service Announcement


While sugar plums and other things are dancing in your heads, I wanted to take a moment to tell all of you pups (and kitties and hamsterriers) to remind your humans that while they have some time off and are recuperating from their festive holiday gluttony (I hope they share some of that with you) they need to take care of one little housekeeping chore that often gets overlooked: cleaning out the dryer hose.

According to Consumer Reports, over 4,000 of the 13,000 house fires are caused by dryers, and mostly from dryers with lint clogged vent hoses.

As a very fluffy husky, I can tell you that the human woman pulls enough fluff out of the dryer daily to fill up the Grand Canyon, so you know there's plenty more in that bendy flexible tube thing that carries the air and more fluff outside. You need to get your humans to disconnect the hose thing and really get in there with a duster thingie or even a vacuum and get all that nasty lint stuff (and escaping socks and small unfortunate critters) out of there so it doesn't catch on fire.

If you don't have a vacuum or a dryer lint thing, then you can also use a Mutatoe, since the deformed claw catches on rugs, clothes, and human flesh, its ideal for the job.

Remember, only you can prevent fluffy dryer fires, and happy holidays.

10 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Once again, we khan khount on woo to make sense!

Happy Blah Blah Etc...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Painter Pack said...

Merry Christmas and safe dryers!

Mya Boo Boo

Cyber-sibes said...

No fires (except in the fireplace) make for furry Merry Christmas! And a furry Merry Christmas to woo all!

ho-ho-ho,
Star & Jack a-roo

Raising Addie said...

Merry Christmas dear friends!

Thank you for that tip. I'll see if I can stuff Zoe in hose. BOL

I hope Santa Paws makes all of your Christmas wishes come true!

Kisses
Addie

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO

Thanks for the great reminder and Merry Merry Christmas

Hugs and Kisses
Thor and Marco Polo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thank you. Mom has already tasked Dad with cleaning out the garage and since the dryer is in the garage, she says she'll add this to his list.

Merry Christmas!

Steve, Kat, and Wilbur

Janet B. said...

About four years ago, I was having a problem with the dryer. The top of it would get HOT and it took a long time for clothes to dry. My husband asked a repair guy to take a look. When the repair guy disconnected the vent hose--LO AND BEHOLD fell out:

A POSSUM!

It played dead which facilitated removal. Not an April Fool's story--this really happened!

Merry Christmas!

Yuri and Sheba's Mom

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Have a Furry Furry Merry Christmas!!!!

Biloxi, Vada, Danya, Ivanna, Nikita
and Maw (Diane) and Pa (Dennis)

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Meeshka,

You are so smart. Thank you. I will let my humans know that you want them to clean that thingy. I don't want their kennel to burn down(although, I wouldn't mind mine burning so much as long as I am not in it).

Happy Holidays with lots of turkey yumyums

Ozzie

Tracey and Huffle said...

We can't have the human house burning down; where would we store the ham? I don't know if our dryer has one of those hoses but I will make sure dad has a look to make sure.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat