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wolram Jun5-06 05:06 AM

Cat and tree
 
The lady who lives next to me asked if i could help her, it seems something had scared her cat up a tree (an old elm), she had been trying to coaxs it
down all that morning, after several hours of calling etc the cat refused to move, so i started throwing little stones into the tree to see if i could scare it back down, all it did was make the cat go higher up the tree, i suggested we leave it and it will find its own way down by morrning, the lady called again and told me the cat was still up the tree:grumpy: so i thought the only way to get it down was to climb the tree and get it, the trouble was there were no solid branches for about 8ft and neither of had a ladder, so i called my dad and asked him if could bring his, he said he would but he had to finish a job first and he would be about an hour, in the mean time the local farmer turned up and told us he would get his bail lifter and he could lift me up to the stronger branches, while we were waiting the lady offered to make some coffee so we went back to her house, dad and the farmer turned up within 5mins of each other, by that time several people had turned up to see what was going on, one asked what all the fuss was about, i told him about the cat, he looked up the tree and spoke to some of the other people then came over to me and told me that there was no cat up in the tree, we all looked and sure enough the cat had gone, where is the cat? well it has not gone home to date.

meteor Jun5-06 05:11 AM

I'm sure it jumped, following suit of a cat that recently survived a 80 foot fall from a tree
http://www.local6.com/news/8163767/detail.html
Besides, everybody knows that cats have nine lives

hypatia Jun5-06 06:49 AM

The cat is more then likely on a plane heading to a warm beach somewhere south. They tend to do this this time of year. Not to worry.

wolram Jun5-06 09:29 AM

Still no sign of cat cat, we spent 2hrs looking, we thought it may have been hurt getting down from the tree, but if it was i could not have gone far, next doors kids are upset as it was/is threir cat.

Evo Jun5-06 10:41 AM

Are you sure all the ruckus didn't make the cat climb even higher and it just can't be seen?

I've seen cats crawl backwards down a tree before. Usually hunger replaces fear if they're left alone. I hope it didn't slip and fall.

Math Is Hard Jun5-06 10:48 AM

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Quote by Evo
I've seen cats crawl backwards down a tree before. Usually hunger replaces fear if they're left alone. I hope it didn't slip and fall.

My mom always says, "You never see cat skeletons in trees." :approve:

They are pretty good at figuring out how to get down.

wolram Jun5-06 11:16 AM

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Quote by Evo
Are you sure all the ruckus didn't make the cat climb even higher and it just can't be seen?

I've seen cats crawl backwards down a tree before. Usually hunger replaces fear if they're left alone. I hope it didn't slip and fall.

The tree is almost dead the small branches snap like a carrot and although it has a few leaves there is not enough for ten pairs of eyes to miss a cat, it seems this is the first time the cat has gone AWOL and it is 5 years old,
(is that old for a cat)? I think it has been away to long.

Moonbear Jun5-06 11:33 AM

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Quote by wolram
The tree is almost dead the small branches snap like a carrot and although it has a few leaves there is not enough for ten pairs of eyes to miss a cat, it seems this is the first time the cat has gone AWOL and it is 5 years old,
(is that old for a cat)? I think it has been away to long.

It probably figured out its own way down, and then when the entire neighborhood showed up in the yard, got scared and ran off to hide somewhere.

I have an adorable kitten if they need a new one...someone dropped another one off at the farm. It's hard to believe they couldn't find a home for it, it's got such pretty markings...gray, long-hair, a little bit of tiger stripes on her face, and orange patches on her back...almost like a cross between a tabby and a calico, very unusual and pretty (and this from someone who's not particularly enamored of cats), and a really sweet personality (a real lap kitty...content to sit in your arms for hours, or go wherever you go), and gets along with other animals (at least she doesn't mind the sheep :biggrin:), and negative for FIV and feline leukemia. Then again, we can't find a home for her yet either...nobody seems to have an apartment that allows pets, or they're already maxed out on cats in their homes. She showed up in perfect time too, because we've been rounding up all the farm cats for their vaccinations and dewormings, and finally have a vet willing to spay and neuter any and all we can catch, so we got her all her shots (she didn't like those much), and soon she'll be spayed so she'll be all ready to adopt out.

wolram Jun5-06 11:57 AM

I hope it does turn up, but i will not care if i do not see another cat for a long time, and i am not going out looking again weepy kids and all.


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