> The cat is out of the tree. It cost us $105, and we dug out some of the
> ***agers who live in the neighborhood, but we got her out. She was over 40
> feet up this skinny oak tree. We bought a ladder (24 ft but all we could
> afford), put it against the pine tree next to it and Rob went up. He
> actually went up further than he should have gone. We tried to coax it
> down. We tried everything we could think of. Finally Rob tied a rope to
> the tree and the kids pulled the thing over so that the branch was next to
> the pine tree where Rob was waiting. The d*mned cat clung on like a monkey.
> I rousted out the Dr who lives next door and while waiting for him to get
> off of his cell phone spotted three neighborhood boys and drug them into
> helping as well. One of the boys actually climbed up the pine and over to
> the oak where Stupid was shinnied out as far as she could get on a branch.
> Any further and she'd have come down on her own. He couldn't get her to
> come to him (she was too angry and scared) so he shook the tree. He almost
> shook himself out of the tree, but finally Idiot dropped down to where Rob
> and Mike had a blanket out to catch her. She landed on Rob, and took off
> for the hills. I still don't know what she looks like.
> We weren't too happy about the method we had to use to get her down, but
> she's finally down now and we can see if she comes around again and try to
> coax her into accepting us enough to feed her, catch her and see if we can
> find her family. She does have a red collar on.
> Pam S. who couldn't take that cat crying any more.
Ohhhhhhh, I bet that was awful to listen too. Traumatic, it may have been to
come out, but heck, it would have been more traumatic all that time up in
the tree. My friends cat was in a tree three days while we searched for her.
A neighbor finally though they heard a cat and told my friend's husband.
Ginger had pee'd and poo'd all over herself. It was very sad. Another tree
story was my beloved sooty stuck in a very tall lumbardi tree. My dad
actually climbed the thing and there was no way to get down with him so my
brother stood below with his denim jacket as a net. Now that I am older I
just BLANCHE at the chance they took (and I watched the whole thing too!)
but when you are 10, it looks just like in the movies and my brother caught
him neatly and safely and my beloved Sooty came straight back over to me for
love. My poor dad. He was no spring chicken when he did this. The faith of
D'you think the kitty just headed home? I hope so. I'm also glad you got her
out. Kiss Rob for being such a champ!