Furriends, we luff exciting events - squirrel and bird watching, leaf chasing through the window, a good game of Chase the Red. We DON'T like 5 am visits from men in big boots and scary outfits, with trucks and flashing lights.
PS: That pee wasn't mine. No matter what any(Mom) tells you, it wasn't. Maybe it was Leia. Or Not Me. Not Me does a lot of naughty things. (Why do girls never get blamed for random pee??)
Everything turned out ok. I woke up to a strong burning smell in our bedroom. No smoke. The Fire Dept's best guess was that the AC unit's belt temporarily slipped.
This situation was like a mini emergency response drill. I got Toby in his carrier easily, but Leia went UTB, and I just couldn't get to her. One carrier required my stepladder to get to. I'd say we failed, but luckily there were no consequences.
The cats are still obviously distressed, but recovering. My landlord was in the house earlier today, and possibly AC technicians, and they really dislike anything that disturbs their peaceful home. (So do I).
So now I have a list in my head for the future: have both carriers immediately available in the closet. Block off UTB access permanently (this will not be popular). The trickiest part is Leia. How can I maneuver her into a safe place for easy access? She's fast and slippery and DESPISES being grabbed.
I'm very open to suggestions, but right now my best idea is to create a disguised den from a dog crate behind the bed. If I can convince her that's the new safe hiding place, I can just shut the door and get her out safely. Best if they are both in there.
Here's hoping that none of us will need to know how we'll do in our Emergency Response.