Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Celebration...and Rescue!

I certainly hope that all of my blogging friends had a blessed Thanksgiving with their family and friends! Ours started out wonderfully and ended wonderfully, but quite chaotic! I had several guests at my dinner table, so did not want my kitty Disco to be a bother, so I put him in my bedroom behind closed doors. My daughter went up into the storage room, which is part of the attic to look for a few things, and she did not realize that Disco had followed her in! She shut off the light and shut the door! Anyway, about 4 hours later, I was sitting watching television with my two remaining sons, when we heard a noise in the fireplace! Thinking it might be a wild animal that had gotten in there somehow ( I had had the fireplace cleaned out the week before, and thought maybe they had left the top cover off of the chimney), we just continued to watch television. I was planning on calling the fireplace people the next morning and tell them to come and get the animal out, since of course that is what MUST have happened! After my sons went home later in the evening, I went on a search for my kitty Disco, thinking he had fallen asleep under my bed or was in hiding somewhere! I couldn't find him, then I started thinking, what if somehow he had gotten in the attic storage room, and gotten in that fireplace?????

Anyway, to make a much longer story, a bit shorter, that is indeed what happened! He found a large enough opening to squeeze through in the insulation of the house, walked on the planks of the house to the back, and then fell into the wall in the fireplace! Of course, he couldn't get back out, and once my son came back over to investigate and help me figure out a way to get him out, we decided we had better just call the fire department and hope they would be of assistance! They were great, but of course they had to cut a pretty good size hole in my drywall above my fireplace to get to him! I have a gas log and to have removed all of that, it would have required a lot more costly work to have redone, so we opted for the hole!

Good news is.....Disco was not injured, but was glad to get out, after being in there for almost seven hours!! Also I have been wanting to get rid of that yucky green wall around my fireplace...guess now is the best time! My son, is working at getting the drywall repaired, so life is good! Who would have ever guessed!!

Sorry for the lack of posting, and lack of reading and commenting, I will try and do much better in the next few weeks! Maybe life will settle down!!

I do so appreciate you stopping by and for your comments, I enjoy reading them so much!

I will leave you with two pictures, the first of my dining room table that morning, and the second of Disco and his fearless rescuers! Thank you Honey Creek Township FireFighters, you are the best!!!

Love, Jan



30 comments:

Andrea said...
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Barbi said...

LOL
Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings $200+
Repair for the hole in the drywall beside the fireplace $500+
Photo of Disco in the arms of 3 young firefighters PRICELESS!

Nancy said...

Your table looks both gorgeous and delicious! Poor kitty - I'm so glad he was rescued and not injured.

Candace said...

What an experience. Will certainly make 2009 a Thanksgiving to remember. So glad Disco is okay. Your table looks wonderful!

Maggie said...

Glad you got Kitty out safe and sound! A similar thing happend to one of me cats years ago, i was having a new bathroom suite fitted and the kitten fell down the cavity wall and ended up behind the loo downstairs, big hole had to be cut to get her out as weel...cats, you gotta love eh lol.

Glad you had a great day otherwise :-)

JOLENE said...

Oh my gosh, Disco the Daredevil, sounds like he created quite a bit of excitement for your holiday this year. That memory will be engraved as your most exciting Thanksgiving ever!!! lol.....so glad your baby kitty didn't get hurt. Hooray for the firemen (aka The Three Musketeers)!!!

I think Disco sensed you wanted to redo the paint and this was his way of making it happen....such a smart kitty.

Catherine said...

Lovely table! As for the kitty - what an adventure!!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jan, I'm so laughing, but know you must've been frantic over Disco's predicament! So glad he was able to be rescued, but sorry about the big hole in your wall.

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving with your family. Know everything was tasty and enjoyed!

Margaret said...

Wow! I'm so glad Disco was rescued safe and sound. The poor thing! And now you can get a new surround for your fireplace. :D

Glenna said...

Thank goodness Disco was found--aak! What a hilarious picture of the firemen! And leave it to you to find the positive side of making a big hole in the wall! LOL! I love your newest sampler design, by the way!

Loraine said...

Oh My Goodness what a story! I'm so sorry that your kitty is okay. It could have been much more tragic if you hadn't have heard something in the fireplace!
your table is wonderful. It sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. One you won't forget!
Hugs.

Cathy B said...

What a story -- your poor little kitty! Glad he was not hurt.

Kathy said...

Poor Disco! I'm glad he wasable to be rescued safely.
Your table looks lovely. I'm glad you were able to have a good thanksgiving with your family.

Barb said...

Very funny story! We've had hamsters in the wall and the basement drain, but never a cat in the fireplace. I would have been beside myself. My cats love the attic and I worry every time they get up there.

Katrina said...

Oh your poor kitty, gladshe was rescued safely. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving day other than Disco's mishap.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, what a story!! I'm so glad that Disco is okay. I think Barbi put it quite nicely! :)

Lois said...

Glad Disco is okay! Goodness, that's going to be remembered for many a Thanksgiving to come! Your table is lovely!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, the situation sounds so funny, but at the same time, what a crazy thing to go through! I'm glad that Disco was rescued and safe and sound! Glad to hear that your Thanksgiving was wonderful otherwise and your table looks spectacular!!

Vonna said...

What a beautiful table you set Jan....gorgeous! And look at those babies dressed up like Firemen...my heaven's I must be getting old if the Firemen look like teenagers to me! :)
Glad Disco was rescued and able to dance another day!

Carolyn NC said...

Woo - what a ride - glad Disco is ok! Table looks beautiful. :)

Marjorie said...

Poor kitty! I'm glad he was not hurt/unduly tramatized by his adventures.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table you set for Thanksgiving! Glad Disco is okay! At least, you will get rid of your yucky green wall sooner versus later!

Robin

Cari said...

Oh Jan - what a traumatic event, poor kitty. Hopefully, by this time next year, you will be laughing over this. I am so glad everything turned out ok!

What a beautiful tablesetting!

Mary Beth said...

Oh my gosh! Poor baby Disco! They think they are being so clever when they sneak in some place, don't they. I'm so glad that he wasn't hurt and I bet he's been sticking pretty close since then. Give him a good scratch from me.

Your table looks beautiful!!

Mylene said...

Good to hear you have had a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends. Your table setting looks beautiful!!
Glad to hear your Kitty is alright!

Karoline said...

Glad to hear that Disco is none the worse for his adventures

woolwoman said...

Oh my goodness Jan - what a memorable day you had - so sorry for having to tear out your wall to save poor Disco but I know you would have done anything to help him out. Many blessings! Mel

doris said...

Oh, my gosh! Poor Disco. Thank goodness those firefighters were able to help.

Suzanne said...

What an eventful day! Glad those wonderful firefighters were able to help and that Disco was fine.

Michelle said...

So glad Disco is ok. Poor kitty! Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful, glad it was a (mostly) good day!