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Thread: Kia and the Scary Smoke Detectors

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    Kia and the Scary Smoke Detectors

    A dinner mishap caused all the smoke detectors to go off last night. The windows are sealed, so the doors were opened to air out the house.

    I was more worried about Zam pulling a Houdini, when Kia bolted and disappeared into the night.

    After a nerve wracking half hour of searching, we were just about to get in the car to go looking, when she appeared at the end of the street in the headlights of a neighbors car.

    Kia was trotting down the middle of the road and they were speeding. I almost thought they were going to hit her, but thankfully they braked and swerved. Kia wouldn't come to me immediately, but I finally coaxed her over, leashed her, and got her home.

    She's become more fearful of noises as she's gotten older, so now we know to put her in her crate or secure her in the backyard should it ever happen again.

    I have even more gray hairs.
    ~Kimmy, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla
    RIP my sweet Kia

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    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    I have heard of smoke detectors eating little delicate puppies like Kia, honest ... Thank goodness she wasn't hit!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Wow, sounds like a very hectic night at your house. I'm glad that Kia wasn't hurt in the commotion.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    South Hero Vermont

    Talking detectors

    My detectors talk rather than emit loud noises. Mine says "Fire, Fire" until the smoke clears (from my cooking skills or the lack thereof.)

    Maybe you could check out a different alarm.

    Just a thought -

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    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    I'm glad you got Kia back safe! How scarey!
    Forever in my heart...

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Glad you got her home safe and she wasn't hurt!!!

    Kia, Kia, Kia. Please don't do that again

    Ashley & Crossbone ("mini ACD")
    Living with my parent's: Jack (Lab/Beagle), Micki & Mini (JRTS)
    RIP Kyra: 07/11/04 - 11/3/12; Shadow: 4/2/96 - 3/17/08

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    Thanks everyone. I'm super glad Kia had the sense of mind to go to the woods at the end of the street vs towards the busy 4 lane street. Sas, those talking ones do sound interesting.
    ~Kimmy, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla
    RIP my sweet Kia


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