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Saving Your Cat From A Fire

Saturday, September 24, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catrescuefireman_water_hose_md_whtA cat will be more difficult to save during a house fire than a dog. Cats have a tendency to quickly run and hide to get our of danger, They will find places to hide where rescue could be very difficult.  Here are some guidelines that may help save your cat in the event of a fire.

  1. Secure your cat – As soon as your notice that there is a fire in your home, put your cat in a bathroom, closet or his carrier which is the best choice.
  2. Use cat carriers – This is the safest way to transport your cat. Your cat is very emotional. As soon as the commotion starts, they will go into a fight or flight mode. It’s best to have them secure so you can both make a quick getaway.
  3. Grab Your Cats Things – If you have time, grab things like their cat bed, some cat food, litter box, cat scratchers and some other things.
  4. Calming Agents – Bring some things that will calm your cat such as cat toys or cat treats.  Play is the best way to switch a cat for fear mode to something more positive. Giving a cat treat may also help but don’t expect all cats to eat when they are under stress.
  5. Secure Your Cat Again – Once you have arrived at your safe place, tuck your cat into a small room with their things.Cats bond to place as well as people, so having you there with them, talking quietly and using the calming agents, can help them know they’re safe and sound.

Thank to Happy Cat s Haven for providing some of this valuable information.

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Two great oldies radio stations are at your finger tips.

Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards.

Rehoboth Radio – Beach Radio 5060 – Great oldies from the 50’s and 60’s.

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Introducing Your Dog To A Stranger

Saturday, September 24, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

doghandshakeIf someone you know is coming over but has not met your dog, make sure that you are prepared. Keep your dog on a leash. When the doorbell rings and your dog begins to bark, correct this behavior in a calm but firm way. Because your dog is on is dog leash, you’re in control of the situation. Make sure that you greet the stranger first, then let your dog gently sniff the guest. After awhile, your dog should feel comfortable with the stranger in the house.

If your dog exhibits good behavior, reward him with a dog treat. If he’s calm or even lies down when the stranger is in the room, he deserves a treat.

Keep the meetings with your dog short at first especially if your dog get excited easily. If you are getting the feeling that your dog is getting agitated, take it slow. Remember that he is still on his dog leash and you’re still in control. He may need to stay on his leash for the duration of the visit.  No matter, how anxious your dog is, it’s important that you stay calm., don’t raise your voice and offer encouraging support.

Remember, your pets count.

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It’s the weekend, take along your oldies on two great oldies stations. Edgewater GOLD Radio plays great oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards like Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Rehoboth Radio – Beachradio 5060 features a great variety of oldies from the 50’s and 60’s. Listen all weekend and enjoy!


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