Gargaro's World: The Cat Says it Is Carbon Monoxide

November 21, 2007
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Who needs carbon monoxide alarms? I guess contractors should be selling their customers cats instead. I based that opinion on this story (http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071115/NEWS/711150032/1006/news) from The Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

According to the article, Jeanie Probst (does her dad host Survivor?) and Chris Ward were tipped off that their furnace was pumping out poisonous gas because their cat Oreo “would run in circles under the vent or jump onto the back of a chair, stare at the register, and start making a real loud meowing noise when the furnace turned on at the apartment.” According to Jeanie, “It was one of those scary screams.”

In my opinion, the best part of the story is that the couple was not worried that they’d been “getting headaches and losing energy” while at the apartment. Nope, they really did not become concerned until the cat started acting up.

There is a fine line between being the lady with cats and being the Cat Lady. Miss Probst, I believe you are the Cat Lady.

So there you go contractors, go pick up some cats at the Humane Society and try to upsell your next client.

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Cats and HVAC

Chris Grant
November 21, 2007
I laughed at the part of the article which stated when they turned the furnace off at night the apartment was cold in the morning. Ground-breaking info.

Re: Cats and CO

Kyle Gargaro
November 25, 2007
I agree Gary. Lets stick with the professionals. There is a reason the human race is at the top of the food chain.

Cats and CO

Gary Reecher
November 26, 2007
Quite interesting. For the one family that responded to their pets distress there are probably hundreds that would have escorted them to the door for a night outside. Let's stick with a good CO alarm, preferrably the NSI 3000 or CO Experts.

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