Monday, March 27

Fluffy Wuffy Ickle Kitten

Took a call today to the cutest little rescue. A lovely elderly lady rang, who was very apologetic about ringing, but she was in a right state. Had no-one else to turn to and wondered if we would be able to help. Now I can deal with these sorts of people. People who are polite.

She was telling me all about 'Scamp' who she had rescued from the cold weather a few days ago and what a tinker he was, and informed me that the little devil had managed to get himself wedged behind the gas fire. All I can hear in the background is the tiniest little meow, followed by another equally tiny one! Enough to melt my ice heart I can tell you!

Looking to my supervisor, with big brown eyes fluttering wildly, I'm after authorisation. She rolls her eyes and Im pleased to tell my new best friend that we will send someone round to help her. She started crying she was that pleased!

I know I know, but it was a cute ickle kitten!!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try this website....

http://kittenwar.com/

Elliott (who loves cute kittens as well!)

Country Cottage said...

Where would we be if you couldn't help a kitten in distress. Well done.

Sharon from NY said...

Well done- where would we be if we could turn a deaf ear to such a sincere plea for help. And Bravo to your supervisor, as well.

Donna said...

So what happens at the fire station on these calls? Surely the alarm bells don't ring and everyone rush down the pipe and launch themselves in to the engines to find out that they are being sent to rescue ikkle fluffy?

(for my own position on little fury nuicences, see my avitar)

Anonymous said...

How cute! Loving your work by the way, cheers.

Doobles said...

Aaw! Reminds me of when I was little and used to watch Fireman Sam. Except Bella Lasagne always got a full appliance neenaw and blues going full pelt etc etc...

:D

Doobles

P.S. - Elliott, there's no point signing anonymous if you're going to put your name in it now, is ther? :P

Miranda Shuttleworth said...

Donna, unfortunately there is no 'rushing' now when then turn out bells go off - its against health and safety!! I kid you not!

Firefighters will proceed to the printer in a safe manner and realise what the incident is. They then make a safe journey to the address. Obviously they will make a different response to a fire persons reported!

M2KB said...

"Firefighters will proceed to the printer in a safe manner and realise what the incident is. They then make a safe journey to the address. Obviously they will make a different response to a fire persons reported!"

Yep.

Firefighters will proceed to the printer in a safe manner and realise what the incident is. They then make a safe journey to the address." ;-)

Am I right?

FOXPRESIDENT said...

Hi Miranda.

I just have to say, I work in the police control, and I know theres always a bit of strife with our two services control rooms... anyway, I had a call about a dog who's paw was trapped. RSPCA said it would be ages before they attended. So I kindly rang fire, spoke to one of them and they were so polite, they sent out Fire anyway and released the doggey...

My opinion of FIRE has now changed.....

Anonymous said...

Miranda,

Purely out of interest, are the crews 'available' for more urgent calls whilst rescuing kittens ?

(Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking pussys in distress...)

Miranda Shuttleworth said...

Crews can be redirected from rescuing kittens in distress certainly, to something more urgent. We attend animal rescues under what we class as Special Service Calls (anything other than a fire basically). I think the official guise is humanitarian aid or general public misfortune.

If we were unable to attend to an animal in distress then it may be that the next call is to a human in distress as they have tried to rescue said animal!

Of course, crews can be redirected, its all about managing resources and therefore if a more urgent call comes in, that crew is redirected and a crew from further away is then sent to the original incident.

M2KB said...

Just the same as police or ambulance, then! There are only so many crews to go to the seemingly endless list of jobs. We get in the quick ones while we can...

M2KB said...

Welfare check ? :)

Anonymous said...

Funny how you normally get only a couple of comments for most entries but have an entry about a kitten and you had (when I counted) 13 comments.

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