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Power up and get well soon

Posted by amylebeau Employee Aug 28, 2013

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Working on Sparky the Fire Dog web projects are always a lot of fun. Our Sparky eCards are by far one of the best. Check out our latest "Get Well Soon" eCard. The card appeals to kids, both big and small. Every time we get a new one I say it is my favorite, but this time I mean it.

Let me know what you think. If you don't know anyone that is under the weather, there are plenty of cards to choose from. We will be launching a new card for Fire Prevention Week in the next few weeks so visit us again.

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For years my nephew, Julian, had been asking my sister and brother-in-law for a puppy. Last year the family adopted Jackey, a Miniature Schnauzer.

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http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0192aca45d2f970d-piShe loves to lounge in front of the picture window with her paws draped over the back of the living room couch to watch the birds and bunnies in the front yard. When she is leashed, she asserts herself, stopping like a mule, refusing to be pulled.


But Jackey has some less than charming attributes as well. She has an uncanny ability to hop onto the kitchen table and consume whatever’s in sight without anyone realizing that she’s even in the room. Hot dogs have gone missing with the buns left untouched, yogurt cups have been licked clean to a polish, and gourmet chicken dinners have made their way to her discerning palate.


 

While “The Adventures of Jackey” provide fodder for lively parlor room banter, they also remind us that pets can get into all kinds of trouble around the house, which can put everyone in danger.

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http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01901ee50d09970b-piPets have been known to start fires because of candles left unattended.

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0192aca460e6970d-piThey’ve jumped onto stove tops while food is being prepared. They’ve knocked over outdoor grills with

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http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01901ee51385970b-pi Tips on fire safety involving pets are included in NFPA’s Home Candle Fires Report, the Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment Report, and the Educational Messages Document .


While Jackey has confined her mischief to the kitchen table, my sister and her family know to keep a close eye on her and adhere to fire safety rules.


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