Saturday evening there were five dogs, one cat, one rabbit AND one water turtle. This is their story....
Pookie is a cat and, being a cat was quite able to get herself out of the house. Her whereabouts were unknown until midnight. When the firemen had left (two stayed the night) and things were calming down Pookie came back. She wanted to go back into the house and was not happy to be in with the rest of us and let us know by yowling. She finally found some comfort in a new home.
The dogs, being dogs were just happy to have a bed. Pearl and Aya had left with Laurent so it was just Sushi and the two guests, Petrus and Aimé. Pookie decided to join them.
And, yes in the corner,what? A bottle of wine. A very nice Cheverny Domaind de Huards which I served at dinner for my guests. I had to test a few to confirm that they, indeed, were survivors also. AND, YES!! The wine has survived!
Now I have saved the best for last. For those who read my “Feeding time at a tiny zoo…” will recognize Franklin and Caroline.
Their pots were in the dining room situated just next to the library (my office)
How? I will confirm with the expert who arrives tomorrow, but here’s how I look at it.
The pot was made out of PVC, the fire melted the border until it reached the water level. It was probably about this time that the firemen started dousing the house and, above all, the library and dining area. Both Caroline and Franklin made their escape.
Unfortunately we only found Caroline. But that is already very fortunate for us!
Stinky wasn’t so lucky. She was in her cage next to my room…..we miss her.
The fish…. They did not want to jump from the pot into the fire. Something I can understand.
Sunday morning Sophie wanted to take advantage of Mother Nature’s cooking techiniques. As I didn’t dare Sophie confirmed that they were perfectly cooked!
Kristi Anderson is the orignal owner of Tea & Tattered Pages and until Februry 6th ran a bed and breakfast near Orléans.
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