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Would you blame this cat for burning the home?

post #1 of 11
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Here's the story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071011/...odd_fire_dog_3
IMO, the owners who leave a lit kerosene lantern in a position to be tipped over by a cat (couldn't a child do the same thing) should shoulder the blame
Just another story to add fuel to the fire in the barage of cat-hating...the dog is the hero, of course, as usual
post #2 of 11
Yet another story on propaganda about cats I bet they wouldn't blame it on the child if s/he did it.
post #3 of 11
The fire is not the cat's fault. It's the owner's fault for not being responsible and leaving the lantern out in the reach of his grandson and animals where it could easily be tipped over. It's unfair that the cat is being given a bad reputation becaues of the owner's irresponsibilty to adhere to recommended fire safety guidelines.
post #4 of 11
Thats like that other story just posted, about the little kid 'tempting' the child into the forest! Are you sure we are evolving, and not devolving? Some people are just so irresponsible and small minded! Cats are cats, cats do what they do, and if they knock things over or get into trouble, it's their nature. To leave a lit lamp in your house where it can be reached, is entirely stupid.
post #5 of 11
No I would not blame the cat and I emailed the newsroom at Bangor Daily News (where the story originated) to let them know that it was the idiot homeowner not the cat who caused the fire. http://company.bangornews.com/contact
post #6 of 11
It was the dog that tipped it over...only to get the cat blamed.
post #7 of 11
It was the owner's fault for leaving the lamp lit and within easy reach.

I hope people realise this and blame the right person.
post #8 of 11
Didn't this person realize you DO NOT go to sleep with a kerosene lantern burning or a candle either. This is all the owner's fault, not the cats.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
It was the dog that tipped it over...only to get the cat blamed.
you cant be serious, right???


if there was a cat and a dog there, EITHER can be the reason, not one over the other unless you SAW them do it.

I love cats and dogs, so dont place blame unless you can back it up.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
Didn't this person realize you DO NOT go to sleep with a kerosene lantern burning or a candle either. This is all the owner's fault, not the cats.
Some people
post #11 of 11
I sent an email also. I was fuming. I'm sure they got my point.
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