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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Houston, We Have a Problem

You probably can't really tell, but the dark blob under the arrow is a cat. You can just see the edge of the roof of my house in the lower left corner of the picture.

Any ideas?

Update: Thanks for all the suggestions. She's still up there. Yes, she's ours. I have a call in to the animal-control guy, and meanwhile have put an open can of food in the tree — she can't see it, but my theory is she can smell it. I am really resisting calling the fire department (the town budget is tight enough as it is). I hadn't thought of tree services. If she hasn't come down by tomorrow morning I'll try them.


  • Well, it's been a few hours now,... hope you got it settled!

    By Blogger Ann, at 10:57 AM  

  • It hasn't, actually, I just posted this less than an hour ago, and she's still up there.

    (Don't know what's up with the time stamp.)

    By Blogger Lucia, at 11:01 AM  

  • Is it your cat, or a 'foreign' one? I'm guessing it's someone else's, due to the lack of italics and exclamation points and capital letters in your post. Though who knows, maybe you're just very Zen in a crisis. ;-)

    Time to call the fire department, perhaps? That's the cliche, anyway. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that, though!

    By Blogger Beth S., at 11:20 AM  

  • Does the fire department still answer calls like this? Probably depends on who you know. Other than that? Hmmmm. A chimney sweep or roofing company? I dunno but good luck. Mason wishes to express his concern as well.

    By Blogger Carole, at 12:32 PM  

  • Your local animal control office would be the place to call. The "dog catcher" would be the vernacular.

    As to the time stamp issue on your blog posts, go into the "Settings" for your blog. Somewhere under one of the tabs you'll find a setting for what time zone you're posting from. I think the default is in California.

    By Blogger Jen, at 12:37 PM  

  • OMG, Lucia ... who is that up there? How on earth?????

    Did animal control help?!?

    By Blogger Ruth, at 1:46 PM  

  • oh no :( Most cats will eventually come down when they are hungry. But I've seen a few up in a tree for days. Do you know anyone who has a cherry picker or does tree work?

    By Blogger Witchypooh Lynne, at 2:46 PM  

  • most of the time, they'll come down eventually. If Fire Dept. does not help, sometimes tree trimming services will have an animal removal service. You can call around. I once had a tree guy get my cat Hobbes down.

    By Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn, at 4:06 PM  

  • Oh no! Did she come down yet? They really can get down if they want to--if she gets hungry enough I bet she'll come down. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I love red now but I didn't used to--it's grown on me and now it's everywhere in my house :)

    By Blogger Kim, at 12:42 PM  

  • How old is this cat, Lucia? Is she healthy? Is she still up there? If she's in good condition, and this is her first time up a tree, I'd say give her 48 hours, then call the tree guy. If she has been up and down trees before, or is old or feeble, then she's stuck, not frightened, aqnd you should call the tree guy now, or just shoot her. You don't find skeletons of cats in trees because they get weak, fall out, and crawl away to die under a bush somewhere. Unfortunately, tree guys are EXPENSIVE, and this is a busy time for them. Best wishes with all this! Roxie

    By Anonymous Roxie Matthews, at 5:13 PM  

  • Look on the bright side, on such a glorious day it's quite a unique excuse to stand in the sunshine and ... well... eh ... look up! Sorry, not very useful.

    By Anonymous Anne, at 6:20 PM  

  • Oh no!

    By Blogger Scoutj, at 7:41 PM  

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