Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Chicken is Swimming

PERCY:  We had a bit of a ruckus here Sunday evening.  It went something like this.

CYNDI: *racing from the kitchen to the bedroom*  Run for your life, the chicken is swimming!

BUDDY:  What on earth are you screaming about, Cyndi?  We don't even have a chicken.

CYNDI:  Yes, we do.  Jan just tried to kill me with it.

RUSTY:  Calm down and help us understand.  If we don't have a chicken, how did Jan try to kill you with one?

MERCI:  Go get a sip of water, Cyndi, and start from the beginning.

CYNDI:   No, no water.  That's how it began.  I was getting a drink from the big bowl beside the stove in the kitchen.

PERCY:  Oh, good, she's somewhat rational.  The stove is in the kitchen.  Is that where the chicken was swimming, in the big water bowl?

CYNDI:  No!  It was in the big pot on the stove.  Jan was cooking it. 

MICAH:  Jan was cooking the chicken while it was swimming in the pot?

CYNDI:  No, Jan was lifting the chicken out of the pot to drain it and move it to a big bowl.  But suddenly it jumped back into the pot and caused a giant tidal wave which showered down on me and ... and ....  How would you like it if a chicken threw hot broth at you?

BUDDY:  So you were burned by a swimming chicken?

CYNDI:  Well, no, not burned.  *Licks her fur*  Hey, this tastes pretty good.  I guess my thick coat protected me.

MERCI:  I just checked on Jan.  The chicken didn't jump back into the pot.  It was well-cooked and it fell apart when she lifted it.

PERCY:  She got a bad burn on her wrist when the tidal wave hit her but she smeared coconut oil and tea tree oil over it and it's okay. 

RUSTY:  Where are Sam and Marcus?  Did they go into hiding?

MICAH:  No, they ran into the kitchen and cleaned up the pieces of hot chicken that landed on the floor.

MARCUS:  I was drinking water like mad so Jan thought we burned our tongues.  Then she noticed the chicken fat floating in the water bowl and took it away from me. 

MERCI:  Hey, guys, better stay out of the kitchen.  Jan just made another mess.

SAM:  Does she need another clean up crew?  I'll volunteer.

MARCUS:  No, this time she was pouring what was left of the broth into a big bowl but she managed to pour half of that over the stove.

SAM:  Uh-oh, we better stay out of her way if she has to clean up another mess.

PERCY:  Yes, it went everywhere on the stove and down the stove.  She's taking things apart to re-light one of the pilot lights. I think we should make ourselves scarce for a while.

RUSTY:  I think she should stay out of the kitchen.  Except to feed us, of course. 

BUDDY:  I hope Jan will give us some broth in our food.  Merci and I missed the clean up party.

CYNDI:  I'm scarred for life.  I don't think I'll ever be able to eat chicken again.


  1. Funny!


  2. Oh wow, another adventure! We're sorry to hear about Jan's burn. Hopefully that will clear up very soon.

  3. Oh Lordy I was worried that chicken really went after you, at least you got to eat part of it.
    stella rose

  4. OMD we were SCARED outta our Collars... We are REALLY glad that it wasn't any WORSE than this...

  5. Cleaning up chicken broth sounds like a cool job.

  6. Oh noes those adventures are never ending. We are glad no one drowned! Purrs for Miss Jan.

  7. It sounds like your accident-prone human has learned to be prepared!

    Same as my human!

  8. Maybe you can install a warning device when Jan enters the kitchen? Maybe an alarm will sound and flashing lights will alert everyone that a dangerous situation is in progress!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. We think your poor mom is beset with oopsies, far too many of them. Good thing you helped with the cleanup. We are not laughing, but we likely would if that happened to anyone else...
    POTP for your mom's latest ouchie.
    We hope some of that chicken ended up as intended...

  10. That sounds like a great Pot Cluck dinner!

  11. Maybe my Mommy will crockpot some chicken....mmmmmm. Crockpotting seems to be safer in our kitchen.
    Did efurryone help you get that chicken stuff off you? That sounds like fun.

  12. We're glad none was badly burned ! Purrs

  13. OMD....we are glad everything turned out ok!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. Wow, it sounds like there's some wild (cooked) chicken action going on in your kitchen! We are glad Miss Jan is going to be okay, and that no one else got hurt. Purrs and prayers (and BROTH!) to you all.

  15. guys...once again...PROOF... de bass terd burd waz knot onlee a bass terd but ROOD two.....we haz knot ben makin thiz stuff up ya noe !!!! ♥♥♥

  16. I can imagine that was quite a scene!

  17. Oh poor Jan is really not having much luck!!

  18. While I'm sure the animals all thought it was the best day ever, I'm glad your burn wasn't too bad. I haven't tried coconut oil or tea tree oil on burns-will have to check that out, if I ever need it. Love the banter(ha ha)between your animals.

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  20. Goodness, it is always furry exciting around your house isn't it? We is glad Jan's burn is going to be okay, and that no one else got hurt.

    Have a great rest of the week efurrybody!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  21. OMC Dat musta been weally scawy. Mommy used to hate when fings like dat happened. And she still hates it when she dwops one of ow plates. Dat's kinda all she duz in da kitchen anymowe is feed us. But yous want Jan to be able to cook yous goodies, so she can't stay outta da kitchen. Hope she feels better. Weez'll be purrayin'. And fank catness yous fur purrtected you.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  22. Sounds really dangerous to be in the kitchen when Jan is cooking :)


  23. Did you manage to save any of the broth? Sounds like one of my cooking fiascoes... Hope the stove survived.

    At least the fur kids tried to help.
    Purrz, Katie Kat.

  24. hello cyndi its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry abowt yore trawmatik ekspeeryense with the chikkin!!! if it wil help at all i wil gladly eet yore porshun of enny fyootcher powltry or relayted fudstufs!!! ok bye


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