Let's start from the beginning. Abby was rescued from Minnesota nearly two years ago. She spent a 6 hr. plane ride to reach us. She fit right in from the second we picked her up at the airport! Fast forward to present time. I had phoned home to let Megan know I was working late. (single parenthood for last 5yrs.) While on my way home (appr. 10pm) my phone rang, it was Megan stating, "please don't be mad". "What happened",I asked. "The kitchen caught on fire," replied Megan. Is everyone Okay? (My mother is staying with us and has infections in her feet so she is unable to walk) Meg says fires out and noone is hurt. "I'll be right there I am only 5 minutes away". When I arrived I saw that had it gone another 45 seconds there would have been no way she could have put that fire out! This pic is after burnt window was removed and clean-up was done. Here is the story I got from Megan once all was calmed down: I cooked me some Top Ramein and when I wiped up my mess I guess I threw the towel on the stove. But I forgot to turn the burner off. I sat down in the front room and watched TV as I ate my noodles. Then Abby kept bugging me. I thought she just wanted outside until she nearly spilt my noodles with her paw as she hit me. Then I noticed the smoke and went into the kitchen and saw the fire climbing up the curtains clear up to the ceiling. Luckily there was two pans soaking in the sink and she was able to splash the fire out!! It got hot enough to burn through the window sills. If Abby had not gotten Megan's attention when she did there could have been a very sad ending to this. HTML: We are VERY THANKFUL to have adopted Minnesota Abby!!! PS Not one smoke alarm went off!!! Please everyone check your smoke alarms!!!! After 4 days of remodeling it is back to normal and Turkey day was a very thankful day!!