Thursday, December 18, 2008

~~How to get a Kitty out of a HIGH Tree~~


What a crazy & worrisome two days this turned out to be! I went out to feed our goat Vanilla Bean in the woods & heard Cosmo meowing from about 50' above me in a tree....so far up I could hardly see him.


Look how high he was! That started 2 whole days of trying to get my kitty out of this tree SO high up that I can only imagine how scared he was. If you look at the very top fork in the tree that is where he was for a long, long time....


So I tried everything I could think of to get him to come down but he wouldn't budge.
Coaxing didn't work - a huge bowl of his favorite food didn't work - baby talk didn't work - shaking the tree didn't work ~~ TZ even took down the flag pole, attached a hanger hoop on the end & tried to scoop him off ~~ nothing worked.......so poor little Cosmo who has grown up but is still such a big baby, was stuck for two days & nights, 50 feet up a tree in our woods ~~ he cried & looked so scared....


Especially here where he is peeking down at me wondering why I'm not climbing up there to get him down.....

For a long, long time he was perched in that small fork of the tree that he must have scooted & shimmied up because there were no limbs to climb back down. So on the second night when the forecast said lows in the 20's there was no other choice....


TZ cut the tree down with the chainsaw ~~ Cosmo held on for dear life all the way down & then jumped off at about 10 feet - no broken bones, no worse for wear - just a starving kitty!

Thank goodness it was a dead tree so no great loss there & we have tons of trees ~ If it had been a live one he might still be up there!


He came in & ate THREE cans of kitty food within the hour & has turned into a big baby since that escapade.....a very pampered kitty jumping in my lap wanting lots of love & reassurance ~ This kitty doesn't venture out much anymore.....he hasn't forgotten the big tree.....& stays safe & sound inside with Cabo & Cookie.....lots of baby naps....

5 comments:

meg said...

Oh, dear~ what a scary adventure for Cosmo; he's fortunate you found him so soon- my MIL's dingbat RP was missing for over a week when they discovered him in a very tall redwood tree :-P
Good news is that not only did he lose his extra pudge, he became a homebody for the rest of his days :-)

Jacki said...

What a great save! And what a story to remember. I'm so glad it had a happy ending. Don't you know the noise of the chain saw scared him to death? I'm kind of surprised that didn't cause him to do SOMETHING besides hang on. The things we go through for our animal babies! I have a new puppy, and it's like having a baby again. (Got him to sleep till 5:30 this morning!)

Brandy said...

Oh my goodness you have had some excitement! I feel so bad for you rbecause I can just picture you out there trying to call him down.

Linda Lou said...

What great pictures to help tell a great story, girl! Cookies keeps trying to climb our huge mesquite tree. He goes about 5 feet and meows the whole way, so of course, I hear and see him...i say, cookies, no!.... He gives me the look and climbs down..so far, so good. feliz navidad!

Terra Kent said...

oh what a sacrey situation, glad he's safe and merry xmas