glad you’re still alive (more about December212012)! 🙂 I guess we will be able to tell our grandchildren that we are such a super heros! Do you even keep track how many “end-of-the-worlds” did we survive??
But I have one question for you:
Do you know what to pack in you pet survival kit (if end of the world really come one day) or if you’re just going away for more than one day (which truth to be told is much more likely to happen)?
Food: Pack at least three day’s worth of food. If you normally feed your pet canned food, try to pack cans that have an easy open lid so you won’t have to worry about a can opener. If you normally feed dry food, include a small bag of food in your pet survival kit. Remember, canned food lasts longer in storage than dry food – up to two years versus six months, so rotate food as they reach their expiration dates.
Water: Sealed bottled water is perfect for a pet survival kit.
Dishes: Include disposable plastic dishes with fitted lids for feeding and watering your pet. These types of dishes are inexpensive and can be stacked together to take up little space.
Medications: If your pet takes medications, include them in your pet survival kit and rotate when necessary.
Instructions: In case you need to leave your pet with someone unfamiliar with him, write down detailed instructions so he can be taken care of properly. List medications and when they should be given, any food allergies your pet may have and any special instructions pertaining to his care.
Contact information: Write down your primary vet’s contact information as well as other vets in the area and include it in the kit.
Toys: If your dog is used to playing with toys, or likes to lay on blankets, add items of this nature to his survival kit so he has things that make him feel comfortable.
Leashes, collars, etc.: You never know where you may end up when disaster strikes. To keep your pet safe, have an extra collar, leash or harness on hand. Pets can get very scared or anxious during chaotic times, so keeping them restrained for their own safety allows you to focus on things that are more important.
Identification: Have another set of ID tags engraved with your pet’s information just in case he loses the original ones. If he should get lost during an emergency, anyone that finds him will be able to contact you for his safe return.
Contact Information of others: Include a list of other friends or relatives who can take over care of your pet should it become necessary.
Blanket: You want to protect your pet from freezing or you want to make him comfortable, so a warm and soft blanket is good to have in your survival kit.
Poop bags: imagine end of the world with dog poop all over the place?! We can’t let that happen, can we?
Have an amazing day,