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Rachcakes Tue 04-Oct-16 19:25:35

This is probably a very dim question but do I need a fireguard now we've got a kitten in the house? I haven't used one for years.
Or will he instinctively know to stay away from the flames?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 04-Oct-16 19:37:10

My cat tries to sniff fire, and candles.

I'd get a guard. Cats risk assessment skills are rubbish.

abbsismyhero Tue 04-Oct-16 19:39:31

Mine craft crawled inside the fire guard to get closer to the fire confused

HunterHearstHelmsley Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:36

Mine did too... Slept on the marble.

misson Tue 04-Oct-16 19:45:05

Of cat climbs all over our fireguard.

misson Tue 04-Oct-16 19:46:05

Of =our. Plus slightly crinkly whiskers but nothing worse.

RubbishMantra Tue 04-Oct-16 19:56:19

You can get cat-proof fire guards, though not very pleasing to the eye.

Little M's a candle sniffer too Fluffy, but he doesn't have any whiskers to singe, because they're curly and brittle and break off. He has 'designer stubble', apart from the odd few that grow in all directions. A friend who works in drug recovery remarked he looks like some of his more unkempt clients.

cozietoesie Tue 04-Oct-16 20:24:32

I've always found that my cats have instinctively stayed away from a blaze. But you need a fire guard anyway for safety surely? smile

cozietoesie Tue 04-Oct-16 20:25:50

Sorry - that should really be 'stayed at a safe distance'. They liked to sprawl in front of an open fire.

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