Thursday, March 04, 2010

More on Cats





In a bizarre coincidence the following happened yesterday:

I was on the phone discussing logistics with Pa Ingalls of Reddick, FL to come to town for some tree-venturing. We confirmed a 3:00 P:M arrival for today with all the equipment needed for major assault on some area Live Oaks and Giant Pines. This is referred to as "Arboring" I suppose.

Moments after we hung up- my cat, Iggy the Manx, rocketed 80 feet up a tree after being scared by the neighbor dog. This was at 6:00 P:M last evening.

Iggy is still in the tree, and Pa Ingalls is on the road.

This could have a few outcomes, we will have to wait and see.

I told that cat there was nothing outside for him but certain death.

Juancho

11 comments:

nicol said...

Sounds like perfect timing to me. Maybe the neighbor dog, Iggy and Pa Ingalls planned this without you?

Hope you get him down. Poor kitty.

hitops said...

My firstborn shimmied up a neighbor's tree a few years ago to rescue our marooned feline. Aside from the scratches and urine, it was an unmitigated success. Call him if the siege continues.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Open a car of food and put it at the base. She'll come down when she's hungry.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

A car of food might be a bit much come to think of it. Try a CAN first and go from there.

juancho said...

According to my friend the Internet some cats meet a grisly end in this situation. While we wait for the rescue team to arrive, try to find Iggy in the top picture.

nicol said...

:( Sending good luck vibes.

My cat fell out of a second story window after pushing the screen out trying to get a squirrel on the eave and was terrified but fine. Hope that helps a little.

John said...

Thanks nicol, a positive story is a nice antidote to the gruesome tales on the internet. As of now, 12:34 P:M EST he looks quite comfortable and is enjoying the sun. Time in tree- 18'34" hours.
low temp- 31 degrees.

lopo said...

Oh, geez! Now I'll be checking every few minutes for the Iggy report! Is Pa Ingalls there yet??

Ms. Moon said...

Yes. We shall be on tenterhooks until we know of Iggy's safe return to earth.

juancho said...

Rescue unsuccessful. Retreat to the top of the tree. Odds aren't looking good. We'll see what another cold night up there does for his decision-making abilities.

Nannygoat said...

This is your long-lost Auntie Nan writing to say that your momma told me the whole story. including the happy ending, and I am so happy to hear ANY happy ending right now, especially yours and Iggy's, that I had to let you know. Some days you get the bear (or, in this case, the cat.....)

Yay!