Wow this is a hot topic. So many of your posts remind me of all the times that people around me do the unimaginable while hookah smoking. EXAMPLE: The other day I was smoking with my fiance and I left the room for a moment to get a beverage. I suddenly hear her squeal "Ow Ow OW!" I ran back to the room where I found that she was holding her hand. I asked "What happened? Are you ok?" She then tells me with an embarrassed look on her fact that she touched the wind cover with her bare hand. I laughed soo hard! If she didn't know better I would have felt sorry for her but she knew perfectly well how hot the wind covers get. We have an Ove' Glove for handling hot wind covers and bowls.
Back on topic:
If you have a dog Keep him in his kennel or in another room with closed doors.
If you have a cat do not leave the hookah sitting out on the table.