Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 10 November 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This cat was treed up there for 2 days before I noticed him. I heard meowing and looked out and saw what looked like two fat magpies up there. Sherpa and neighbor rather riskily went up after him. (Two brave big-hearted men.) You don't just leave a howling cat 30 feet up a tree when you can see a storm coming over it's shoulder, if you can possibly help it.

He ran off sorta confused, after he got down. I hope he found shelter from that snow which landed late Thursday night. I sent out emails to the neighbors who may have lost a cat and have learned that it is one bad ass bully who starts fights with everyone's cats. Well hell. There'[s a dark side to everything isn't there? Still, maybe he has seen the light now having been rescued. I'll keep you posted.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

sido from Seville, Spain

Successful rescue operation. Well done Joyce.

10 Nov 2012 8:44am

@sido: Thanks Sido!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice series, I wonder if he has learned his lesson !

10 Nov 2012 9:00am

@Doug: Hope so too. The neighborhood is replying to my email with all manner of fun commenting. The cat lovers care about this troubled kitty.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I'm glad the cat was rescued before snowing.

10 Nov 2012 9:12am

@Hiro: Yes, me too. Very dramatic little scene, but a big hearted one I thought.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I've bought novels less interesting than this posting, Joyce ! What a wonderful story - as a 'cat-person', it will keep me smiling all day.

10 Nov 2012 10:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie. This is up your alley in story telling. I love to write, tell stories.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aurais aussi été le chercher en haut avec mon échelle,le pauvre

10 Nov 2012 11:05am

@L'Angevine: the translation was poor, but I think you said you have "been here" with your cat too! :-D

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Good storytelling pictorial, Joyce, and kudos to the boys for helping kitty down.

10 Nov 2012 2:37pm

@Rick: Quite the response on Facebook. I was suprised. The rescue gene in humans is big, and I quote my response to others: "Our compassion for the cat was automatic. The rescue gene in living things will save the day I think."

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great storyboard, even if the cat isn't the neighborhood 'lovely'.
My ladder-climbing, retired firefighter hubby would have joined in if there! ;D

10 Nov 2012 9:07pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: You betcha he would have. I just responded to Barbara and will quote that to you: Our compassion for the cat was automatic. The rescue gene in living things will save the day I think.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a great rescue. There are no bad cats - just hungry or scared ones, or ones with bad owners who will not get them "fixed" so their male hormones don't tell them to fight. I truly believe they would rather be a peaceful kitty inside by the fire.

11 Nov 2012 2:53am

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara. I have quoted you all over the place. That's a poignant truth that is same for all sentient life, including us. Our compassion for the cat was automatic. The rescue gene in living things will save the day I think.


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