samedi 25 février 2012

Digger cheats death at the chateau !!!!!

We have been travelling for a few days and returned to the chateau late last night to find that the new staircase that will lead up to the second floor has been installed. At the moment it is a staircase to nowhere as it leads onto a few open beams that will eventually be a floor. At the moment the beams are open slats and the floor is way below - so you can stand at the top of the stairs and look down to the rooms below.

Sir Digbert Fanshaw Brownshaw has been staying with his friend Reggie while we have been away so I have just been to collect him.

We arrived home and before I could stop him he ran up the staircase like a rocket. He couldn`t stop at the top and kept going at which point I started screaming waiting for the sickening thud as he hit the floor of the room below. But somehow he had managed to cling onto a beam and I scrambled up the staircase just managing to lean across and lift him off to safety.

Most of you know what that boy means to me!! Phew! That staircase will stay firmly locked off until there is a floor at the end of those steps.

Perhaps he was hoping to become the stunt double for Uggie of the film the Artist?

I think not!!! He is much safer being a couch potato!!!

A la prochaine mes belles.............

9 commentaires:

  1. How absolutely horrifying! I'm glad Sir Digbert was agile enough to hang on until you got to him. ~ Maureen

  2. Phew, thank goodness he is ok!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Scary! Glad Mr. digger is o.k and mama can sleep at night~Cheers Kim

  4. o my...I held my breath as I read here..thank goodness all is safe now. Love the last image, just so adorable! Colx

  5. Our animals are SO precious to us, but they cause us so much grief at times too!
    So glad this post ended well... you had me worried for both of you at one point ['I scrambled up the staircase just managing to lean across and lift him off'] BIG sigh of relief! xxxx

  6. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that he's OK!! My heart would've been in my mouth! Vanna

  7. Thank goodness he is unscathed, however Florence has offered to come and nurse him if required!
    T x

  8. You are so funny, always making me laugh aloud. Then the man of the house thinks I'm crazy, laughing all the time.

    Love this story, little guy doesn't know how lucky he is to have been right!