Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dascha News

After less than 24 hours on the job as resident nanny and house- and cat-sitter, I can report the following bulletins:

Gigi (male) cat, having disappeared before I arrived yesterday, finally returned home this afternoon. Miraculously, despite the many downpours in the interim, he returned home dry. Do you think he has a little cat blow dryer stowed somewhere?

Having promised 9-year old permanent resident a special treat grilled cheese sandwich lunch, which I make by frying the toast sandwich in butter, I discovered the stove didn't work because the gas had run out. Spare gas tank was empty. Treat had to be downgraded to cheese on toast. Gas company was called. Morning delivery promised for tomorrow. Suspense, especially considering possible impact on soup preparation for salon guests.

To end on a cheerful note, homeowner, in response to my request, had engaged cleaning person to perform degunking work prior to his departure. Consequently I could return from morning school shuttle to a clean kitchen and a nap. Yay! (Mystery: could presence or activities of cleaning person explain disappearance of Gigi?)

4 comments:

Maria said...

Never underestimate the abilities of a cat. It does sound like you have everything under control. A nap sounds wonderful so I think I will follow your example and head off for a quick sleep.

samirah said...

oh man, now i really want a grilled cheese sandwich!

Savtadotty said...

Maria - Now that all cats have been home for a full 24 hours I'm beginning to relax.

samirah - I make the most evil kind: the fattiest cheese and real butter. Not good if you have heart-condition genes.

Savtadotty said...

Maria - Now that all cats have been home for a full 24 hours I'm beginning to relax.

samirah - I make the most evil kind: the fattiest cheese and real butter. Not good if you have heart-condition genes.