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January 01, 2022

THEY'RE NOT ON OUR SIDE, PEOPLE

Cats cause hundreds of house fires and injuries by turning on stoves

(Thanks to DaninDallas, The Perts and Howard from Broward)

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Interesting article. The picture of the cat in the pot on the stove with vegetables makes me think of catsoup.

Cats turning on stoves is a recipe for disaster.

Who wants a hot pussy?

Sounds like the dog hired a new PR guy.

We have a glass-top induction cooktop. You can "lock" or "unlock" the controls by holding a button for 3 seconds. We keep it locked when not in use.

On Christmas day, the cat sat on the stove in just the right place, with a paw on the "unlock" button. It unlocked. Then he turned it on by touching another control. We noticed when it was beeping because there was no pan on the burner.

I don't think he was intending to burn the house down.

I smelled gas* in my house one day and found that one of the cats had turned on the stove gas without igniting it. (Gas stove.) That's when I started taking all the knobs off the stove when it's not in use.

*Stove gas, not butt gas (I knew you were thinking it)

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