Happy Dogs on Thursday! Have you seen our spring weather? It’s gone, and I – Lady Gretchen Greer – miss it terribly.
Some of you know our Dadaw is a fire chief. This is as close to doggy turnout gear as it gets. Sissy uses hers for a warm-weather raincoat, and I’m just not fond of mine – do people really like this vinyl stuff?!
Oh – sorry. I got distracted. I’m supposed to be telling you about the email Mama got recently about pets and fires. We can CAUSE fires, you know… Chewed wires, knocked over candles, stove knobs turned by counter-cruisers (Sissy!!)… In June, there’s actually a National Pet Fire Safety Day.
We’re lucky that Mama is certified in pet CPR. She also keeps emergency kits all over the place. There’s one in the house, one in her car, one in our beach bag… However, we do not use the pet stickers on our home. For starters, we’re probably the most well-known doggies in the local fire/rescue community. Secondly, those stickers don’t hold up under fire conditions for a host of reasons. Plus, we’re a “you go, we go” pack.
Dadaw’s fire company even has its own pet oxygen masks. They’re cool like that, and for the record, they were in place before Dadaw became chief. If ever you’re looking to make a donation in a pet’s honor, contact your local fire/rescue place and see if they have all the pet oxygen masks they need.
Are you prepared to care for your pet in a disaster?