March 14, 2011

WHO/ WHAT WOULD YOU SAVE FIRST FROM A BURNING HOUSE?

Britain is famous for its love of pets but it seems that times are changing after a survey revealed that 60 per cent of respondents would grab their laptops, mobile phones, iPods and even games consoles if their house was burning down before saving the family dog.

The public’s callous streak was attributed to the vital nature that gadgets play in everyday, modern lives but the results are nonetheless startling. Of 1,219 people surveyed only 14 per cent said that they would leap to the rescue of their dog, cat or canary in the case of a fire.
WHO/WHAT WOULD YOU SAVE FIRST FROM A BURNING HOUSE?
Do let me know!
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24 comments:

Michelle said...

Definitely my cat -then the rest! :o)

Jan said...

Pets first-always! :D

Mike said...

Don't have any pets so suppose yes it would definitely be the laptop!

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Sweetie,
I would most certainly grab any living creature...be it child or animal. Than next a husban, although God knows, he should be saving me...LOL Then pictures.
XXOO Marie Antionette

tania said...

Photos but after children and pets!

Holly said...

Children, pets then laptop & photos!

fredamans said...

My son and my dog.

Kim, USA said...

For sure everybody in the family. Material things we can buy it again but not with life of our loved ones. Happy Monday!
Ruby Tuesday

Heavenly Housewife said...

I dont have any pets or children, so I'd say Mr P. There are no material things that are worth risking your life for.
*kisses* HH

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

For sure I would put the life of a pet before any computer or gadget.
You can always replace them but a pet is a beautiful living thing.
Sad reading the statistics of only 14 per cent would rescue their animals first.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Dianne said...

my cats!
my cats!
my cats!

I can't believe anyone would not think of them as one of the family

it took me a moment to realize all the pups had red collars
I need a nap

Liza said...

Kids and puppy!

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Pondside said...

Family and pets first.
Eight years ago when there was a forest fire I told my then-sixteen-year old daughter to grab what she could and she ran downstairs with her bible, her purse and her signed copy of her auntie's first novel - I loved it!

bermudabluez said...

Positively...the very first would be Chloe and LadyBug!!!

imriz said...

that is sad:( material things can be replaced, not the life of someone, even a pet, who brought us little joys.

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Tracey said...

My little Chloe dog and Bully Boy (cat) would be the first to get thrown out of the burning house...love my animals too much to let anything happen to them!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Family first, then the parakeet, family pictures, my purse, and then my computer and external hard drive(lots of pics on both). And then if there's a moment to spare, my grandparents' anniversary clock!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

GrammyMouseTails said...

I do not have pets any more, but if dh didn't get out, I suppose him! then my purse, LOL! Faythe @ GMT

LV said...

Anything that was alive, people or pets. Then my financial papers, and family photos.

Judie said...

Rod and I would of course scoop up our two dog children! Anyone else here would have to fend for themselves!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They all look like "good boys"...

Dogs rule..

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Family, pets(if we had one) and photos/home videos...(boy, we have so many photos and home videos, that it would be pretty tough to haul them all out!) But, it is so special that we do have those, especially of the ones that we have of our loved ones that have passed away....we love to hear their voices...

Blessings & Aloha!

KC said...

My husband, Ruby and Rusty. Let the rest burn. I know what is important. BTW, thank you for your well wishes for Rusty's 4 year Gotcha day and visiting our very neglected blog.

Ralph said...

I would say family. And our pets are part of our family, too. Let's all escape together...

Who would not want to save such friendly and smiling canines in their ruby collars??