Fire department does all the unusual animal rescues today

The Nashville Fire Department got called out to a aid a few hapless pets today.

First, there was #ElectionDayParrot:

Then, wanting a little attention for himself, #DrainPipeKitty tumbled three stories down a gutter drain pipe and got stuck there.  But an alert neighbor heard the cat and summoned her local firemen to dig the cat out:

The unlucky cat’s name is Thomas Jefferson, which is a perfect segue into the Election Day conclusion to this story:

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Husk burns, closes indefinitely

An overnight fire burned two rooms at the converted historic house that Husk calls home.  It was bad enough that the restaurant has shut down, and they don’t yet know when they’ll reopen.

Three employees were present after midnight when they saw the electrical fire start.  The firemen, who are stationed just down the street, arrived quickly and doused the flame.  It didn’t affect the dining or bar areas.

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Female Cal Pic

Not to be outdone, Nashville firewomen create their own calendar

The women of the Nashville Fire Department want the world to know that they, too, can move some calendars.  The men of the NFD have done a (predictably shirtless) charity calendar for a few years now, and their female colleagues have decided it’s their time to shine.

Though the calendar has gotten a lot of praise, it is not without its controversy.

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