July 2nd, 2007 at 03:52am
Good morning John,
I can honestly say that I have never set off the smoke alarm when using the toaster, although I did manage to set off the security alarm (on purpose I might add) during primary school…although that's a story for another day.
I distinctly remember that at my nanny's house the smoke alarm was just outside the kitchen door, and the oven was right next to the kitchen door. This particular smoke alarm was more of a steam alarm than anything else, and it had this rather annoying urge to deafen anyone nearby whenever the oven door was opened.
And I wouldn't know about cats being alarmed by smoke alarms…but I do know that when I was looking after a neighbour's cat which I was allergic to a few years ago, it did not like my singing one tiny little bit. The first time I started singing to it, it froze on the spot…ears up and eyes wide open. The next time I tried to sing to it, it bolted to the other end of the house.
Needless to say, I didn't sing to the cat again!
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