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24 April 2007 @ 04:32 pm
Kitty rescue  
Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, I heard some meowing. I had heard meowing a little earlier too, but I figured it was Alley. But, this was definitely coming from outside. So, I looked out the window, and in the dark I could just make out... is that a cat? Yes, it was a cat, staring right back at me. Oh no, I thought. There was a kitty on our roof. It was raining off and on, so the kitty was wet, and I wondered if it had gotten stuck and couldn’t get back down. Not sure how it got on our roof to begin with; it must’ve climbed the tree out front, though that barely reaches over the roof and I wouldn’t have thought its higher branches strong enough to climb. I reached out a hand to touch the window, and the kitty came a little closer and meowed some more. It was a longer-haired cat, sort of greyish with white on its muzzle. It had a collar and tags.

I wondered what to do. I couldn’t rightly go out in the rain in my pajamas with a ladder and climb onto the roof to get the cat down. I suppose it would’ve been easier, although still tricky, to take the screen out of the window (which is pretty big) and get the cat that way. But, it might just find its way down itself. I kept periodically peeking out at the cat, which wandered around the roof a bit, stopping and cleaning itself for awhile. I eventually went downstairs and found my dad awake, and told him about the situation. He figured we probably didn’t need to do anything. So, I went back upstairs and peeked out the window again. I couldn’t see the cat; maybe it had gone around to the side of the house, or maybe it had found its way down. So, I decided to go to bed, and hoped that the kitty would be alright and find its way home.

So, the next day, after breakfast, I thought about telling my mom and sister about it. But, I figured I would go check if the cat had gotten down first. I looked out my window and couldn’t see it. But I thought I would check out my little brother’s window to see if it was on that side of the house. And so, I went in his room and looked out, and huddled against the side of the house was a little matted ball of fur. Oh no, it was still up there! By now, it was sort of a rain/snow mix outside and the poor kitty must be freezing having been out there all night. I hoped it was still okay. So, I went down and told my mom and sister about it, and they came up to have a look. We pondered what to do, and my mom didn’t think we could go out to get it. My sister opened the window and took the screen out, since that window is about half the size of the one in my room. We called to the kitty, and I was relieved to see it lift its head to look at us and meow. Poor thing, it was all soaking wet and looked miserable.

My mom was unsure about bringing it inside, but she went and got Chewy’s little portable cage. We called to the kitty some more and it got up and starting walking towards us, still meowing. My mom closed the door to the room so we could keep the kitty in there. So, the kitty was coming closer, but then the dogs next door started barking, so it got a little nervous. But, we managed to get the kitty inside and wrapped it up in towel and closed the window again. Poor little kitty. It was shivering and tried to crawl under the bed, but I picked it up and held it, trying to get it warm. My sister checked its tags. Apparently its name was Lucky, how appropriate! She called the phone number and talked to owner who was very happy to hear that we had found her cat and would be right over to pick Lucky up. So, my mom wrangled the puppies into the den, and my sister took the kitty down to the garage to wait for the owner to arrive. The owner was very thankful and gave Lucky a playful scolding. I’m sure that Lucky is glad to be back home dry and warm! And I’m glad that the kitty is safe too. :)
 
 
 
Dracodracowayfarer on April 25th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. :)

Hooray for rescuing the kitty!
thespianlynn82 on April 25th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
That's good to hear that the kitty is safe now.