Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fire in the Kitchen

Last Sunday a furry scary thing happened. Our water heater caught on fire. Mommy called the fire department, grabbed Midi and shooed us all out of the house. Then the firefighters arrived on a big red truck with sirens and red and blue flashing lights.. There were four of them. They wore shiny helmets and glowing yellow jackets.They looked like creatures from outer space On each of their backs they wore a silver cylinder. One of them sprayed white foamy stuff all over our water heater and made the flames go away. Then they brought fans to clear the smoke and smell. After that they tested the air to see if it was safe to go back in.
I watched from under a bush til the truck left. It was huge and noisy. When Mommy called we all went back in. One of the firefighters, a woman, hated cats. The other guys had teased her about it.But Mommy told her she was glad she had cats. When the heater caught on fire there was a boom and a sizzle. She thought one of us knocked something over in the kitchen and went to investigate. If she hadn't we all could have been hurt by the flames or made sick by the smoke. And she thought it wsas funny that someone who would run into a burning building was freaked out by a bunch of kitties.
We're all okay now. We had a new water heater installed today. Mommy stil lis jumpy. Every time she hears a noise in the kitchen she runs to investigate.And she feels bad that the firefighters saw her messy house.
What a way to end the old year...


A few Good Cats said...

Wow, that *was* scary to read, too. We are glad no one was hurt and no serious damage done.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a horrible scare! Glad everyone is okay and you have a new hot water heater.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That was very scary! We are glad the fire did not cause more damage and you are all OK!

World of Animals, Inc said...

We are happy that everything went well with the fire. We can't believe that one lady wasn't a cat person. Those trucks can be loud sometimes. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
World of Animals