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Worried when I leave home.. #4524359
09/23/17 09:38 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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Whenever we leave and leave the house unattended I am a nervous wreck. I am mostly worried that it may burn while I am gone and kill my pets.

Several times in the last couple of years we have left and had to turn around and rush back because a brush fire had started way to close to home. Once we were told that we were in the evacuated zone and could not enter to get my pets....But people that were saving horses were allowed in.

So I went in an unknown way and got the animals out.

I would feel terrible if they died in a fire and I was hours away.

Am I being irrational or normal?

Last edited by Chris142; 09/23/17 09:43 PM.

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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524366
09/23/17 09:49 PM
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Buy cameras that can be monitored online.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: BigJakeChevy] #4524370
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Originally Posted By: BigJakeChevy
Buy cameras that can be monitored online.
thought about that but wont help if I am 4 hrs away and there is a fire 1/2 mile away. Last time my neighbors were too busy getting out to mess with my place. I understand that.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: BigJakeChevy] #4524372
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Originally Posted By: BigJakeChevy
Buy cameras that can be monitored online.


So then he can watch them burn???


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524385
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This is affecting your ability to enjoy life. Discuss it with your physician.

Your other options are to fire-proof the house, get rid of the pets, or move away from vegetation.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524400
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You have nothing but complaints about where you live. That says to me that its time to move.

Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524403
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Yes, your being somewhat irrational.

As others are saying, if its bothering you this much, move.

Last edited by KJSmith; 09/23/17 10:30 PM.
Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524417
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I lived in Apple Valley in the 90's. Leaving is a great choice.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524420
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I agree with the others that said it's time to move.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524426
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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524429
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All this anxiety over the possibility of your pets burning in a fire?

That's not normal. You need to seek medical help. I'm serious.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524436
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Moving is not an option right now. House is paid for. Awsome view. No close neighbors and 2 great jobs 15 minutes from home. I really like the place.

I have always hated being away from home for long periods. But when my parents were alive I could call home and check on things.


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524440
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Originally Posted By: Chris142


Am I being irrational or normal?


Probably both.

Perhaps you could investigate remote release of the gate/door of the animal enclosure. If fire is the main concern, some thermal triggering device could automate this as a failsafe/last resort.

No guarantee, but once free the animals (dogs?) survival chances are probably pretty good. I believe you can get tracking devices for collars which should aid recovery.

Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Ducked] #4524442
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
Originally Posted By: Chris142


Am I being irrational or normal?


Probably both.

Perhaps you could investigate remote release of the gate/door of the animal enclosure. If fire is the main concern, some thermal triggering device could automate this as a failsafe/last resort.

No guarantee, but once free the animals (dogs?) survival chances are probably pretty good. I believe you can get tracking devices for collars which should aid recovery.
4 cats and 2 dogs. One dog is itty bitty. A rabbit could tear her up lol


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Re: Worried when I leave home.. [Re: Chris142] #4524443
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You have to realize they are pets, animals and property.
Chances are they are not going to out live them. I know the modern world thinks animals are like people but realize they are just pets. The primitive world reconizes anything with four legs as food. Interesting how that is and which one is really more intelligent.
If you can't cope with reality then put in a doggie door and fence in your back yard and now they have a escape.



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