|Purred: Thu Apr 16, '09 2:51pm PST |
|Ah....... my speciality.
Bumpurr and the kittens, walk right in, when I open the door. It didn't
happen overnight, they were taught to. I feel all cats should be trained to
load, as you just never know, when you have to evacuate in an emergency.
It happened to me at a show, and it was the kittens first show, and their
first time in a hotel. Hadn't been there 1 hr, and the fire alarm went off.
It was enough racket for a seasoned show cat, let alone 2 kittens who
never been in a hotel before. Their eyes got big, they got a little spooked,
and looked at me, like what do we do mommy, tell us, we trust you.
My carrier makes a very distinctive sound, when I push the 2 levers
together, to open the door. I opened the door, they knew the sound, they
knew what to do, they walked right in. Their training saved them, in
Thankfully, it was just a false alarm, but, what if it hadn't been, what if
it had been a real fire? I waste presious seconds, chasing 2 scared kittens
around the room, then try to stuff them in the carrier, when they don't
Show cats are highly trained, to accept most situations, and in this case
the training, saved their lives.
So, before I type out all the instructions, as it will be long, is there anybody
that really wants to know?
Suppose you have a fire, suppose you have to evacuate in an emergency,
flood, hurricane, who knows what, how ya gonna get your cat, in a
carrier, when you have seconds, and the cat won't load??