Lilly finds a possibly fatal gas leak and protects her family
One family in Oregon owes their life to a smart calico. While Sandi and her cat Lilly were relaxing in the living room, Sandi noticed a smell and went to check out a valve close to the fireplace. Her mother reached down to smell the same area as the cat out of wonder about what Lilly was smelling.
She felt a natural gas odour close to the spot where her cat was focusing. She added, “I went over and smelled and there was a slight natural gas smell so I didn’t really trust my senses.”
Then, she continued, “I asked my husband to smell it, and he smelled it too.“ They called their gas company after noticing the smell and locating its source, and were told to turn off all the lights and open the doors. In the middle of a snowfall, a gas company employee arrived at their house in less than 20 minutes.
Lilly’s mother said, “He came in and tested it and, in fact, he said it was a severe gas leak.” Then he checked all the other gas sources, walked outside, cut the gas line there, covered it up, and turned off the fireplace.
Their lives might have been saved by Lilly’s sense of wonder! During the epidemic, Sandi felt loneliness and isolation and made the decision to get a cat as a partner. According to what has occurred, Lilly not only assisted her mother in dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty of the current health issue, but also ultimately saved her life!
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