Cat blamed in $40,000 house fire

Cat blamed in $40,000 house fire

There are 59 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 22, 2007, titled Cat blamed in $40,000 house fire. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A cat was responsible for a fire that did an estimated $40,000 in damages to a Liberty Pike residence Sunday.

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niteowl

Claypool, IN

#47 Oct 22, 2007
Their dog dialed 911.
Another Hoosier

Libby, MT

#48 Oct 22, 2007
Marine Hero wrote:
<quoted text> That's not the strangest thing I've heard regarding a cat. Several years ago, a cat suffocated a baby in Nashville, IN. An Autopsy confirmed the story!
That is an actual possibility, and no cats should be around babies!!!
Cats smell the milk that can be on baby's mouth or body,and cats will get in cribs and hurt or smother the baby. Never let a cat be in same room with baby!!! Too dangerous.
Another Hoosier

Libby, MT

#49 Oct 22, 2007
IndyColtstink wrote:
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Dumb posting! KATZ RULZ!
What a horrible name you gave yourself!!! Bet you gripe a lot, too!!!

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#50 Oct 23, 2007
just me wrote:
All of your posts are really stupid. Look up the meaning of accident in you dictionary, if you know what a dictionary really is. An accident is caused by an unusual or unexpected happening.
You seem to have missed the meaning of word "caused" within your given definition. Caused indicates a degree of preventability that often exists.

Heck- Smokey the Bear public service campaigns, often pointed out that humans (ones with the higher intelligence level), are the major cause of forest fires. And Smokey, offered tips to prevent them.

Anyway, the pet owner(s) are the ones responsible, not the cat.

Intelligence rules!
Here Kitty Kitty

Indianapolis, IN

#51 Oct 23, 2007
Dave wrote:
In a follow up story, the Cat was contacted by The Star, and had no comment, saying he needed to speak with his attorney first. He had already been contacted by Keller & Keller.
What???? The cat had no comment? HMMMMM Looks like Keller & Keller are doing a great job! LMAO

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#52 Oct 23, 2007
Here Kitty Kitty wrote:
What???? The cat had no comment? HMMMMM Looks like Keller & Keller are doing a great job! LMAO
Must have the other side, hershey squirting in their kitty litter, for a speedy Fancy Feast and 9 Lives settlement.

Everyone is awaiting for Judge Tweety Bird's reactions.
Connersvillian

United States

#53 Oct 23, 2007
And if you die alone in a house with cats, they'll eat your carcass.
In the Know

Washington, DC

#54 Oct 23, 2007
Jack50 wrote:
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You seem to have missed the meaning of word "caused" within your given definition. Caused indicates a degree of preventability that often exists.
Heck- Smokey the Bear public service campaigns, often pointed out that humans (ones with the higher intelligence level), are the major cause of forest fires. And Smokey, offered tips to prevent them.
Anyway, the pet owner(s) are the ones responsible, not the cat.
Intelligence rules!
Sorry, but I just can't help bringing this up.It is not Smokey THE Bear, it is "Smokey Bear", an error made often, but one that just really bugs me.
Connersvillian

United States

#55 Oct 23, 2007
Didja know Smokey Bear quit the forest fire ads to make more money campaigning for Marlboro?
Run for your lives

United States

#56 Oct 23, 2007
On the day the cartoon animals reverted to their natural state
All the kids agreed it was a sight to see when they peeled off the paper and they all ran free
On the day the cartoon animals reverted to their original work
They threw off their anphrapormorphic ways and totally went beserk...

Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
And Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Yogi and Boo-boo dining in the dumpster

Look at Mickey that dirty old rat-
Got a mouth full of cheese and his head in a trap
Donald's in a chineese resterant booth
With a ginger glaze and no sailor suit

Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
And Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Yogi and Boo-boo dining in the dumpster

Rockey is just a road kill squirrel surprise
The only flying being done being done by flies
Bullwinkle is in the woods far away from here
With a radio collar and a tag in his ear

Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
And Smokey the Bear is choking on a camper
Porky looks nicer on a spiral slicer

Goofy is sniffing out drugs at the border

Bambi's on the turnpike riding on a fender.......

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#57 Oct 23, 2007
In the Know wrote:
Sorry, but I just can't help bringing this up.It is not Smokey THE Bear, it is "Smokey Bear", an error made often, but one that just really bugs me.
It was an in sentence "mea culpa" like addition on my part.

I had actually looked that up earlier on Wikipedia and it states;

""Smokey's correct full name is Smokey Bear. In 1952, songwriters Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins had a hit with "Smokey The Bear". The pair said that "the" was added to Smokey’s name to keep the song's rhythm. This small change has caused confusion among Smokey fans ever since.""

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Bear

However, I wasn't able to edit it after posting. Bummer!
Jimmy

United States

#58 Oct 23, 2007
My favorite animal is the mule. He has more horse sense than a horse. He knows when to stop eating -- and he knows when to stop working."
-- Harry S. Truman
Jimmy

United States

#59 Oct 23, 2007
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."
-- Mark Twain
Mister T

United States

#60 Oct 24, 2007
crazy cat the only cat Mr.T would have is one hangin of my neck in gold
Yeah right

Richmond, IN

#62 Dec 8, 2012
Bumpin upee
old news from where

Connersville, IN

#63 Dec 8, 2012
Why do people bother with old news?
Just a thought

Allen, MI

#64 Dec 8, 2012
old news from where wrote:
Why do people bother with old news?
Why are you reading them all?
old news from where

Connersville, IN

#65 Dec 8, 2012
Thought someone had a fire and might need help at this time of year.
Yeah right

Richmond, IN

#66 Dec 9, 2012
old news from where wrote:
Why do people bother with old news?
Becauseee it's funneeee to seeee whatee pplee likeee you willee sayee. Eeeee

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