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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Roof Rescue


I stepped outside yesterday morning to shake out a throw rug
and heard little Cocoa's tiny meow coming from above me!
I looked up and saw his little eyes and ears peering over the gutter
along the roof!   So I got a ladder and got myself with my shoulders
about even with the gutters and tried to get him to come to me.
But he backed away and was too scared to come!

Plan B was to go inside to the only window that opens up onto
part of the roof.  I took out the screen and called to him.
The incline was pretty steep and cats don't really enjoy
walking down inclines like that!  That's why climbing up trees
is easier than climbing down! lol....

He was exhausted...had a hoarse voice and he couldn't 
keep his eyes open!  I think he was stuck up there all night!

 After about 10 minutes, he finally decided that
coming close enough for me to grab him
up was his best choice!   And I told him that he was


47 comments:

  1. We had cats that used to meow at the dormer windows of our upstairs bedrooms. They would wake us up whenever they felt the urge to get inside.

    I'm glad Cocoa has someone who loves him enough to attempt a rooftop rescue.

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    1. Well, I did tell him that I was NOT crawling out the window onto the roof! He had to come to me! lol....

      Isn't it funny that in the night, they know which windows go to the room you are in? Smarty cats. ha.

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  2. Good deeds make one feel good inside.

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    1. It's Save The Animals week here...baby birds, baby cats...hahaha.

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  3. what was thinking this cat Betsy???;))

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    1. I bet he followed some of the big cats up there but was too scared to come down with them! Silly thing!

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    2. Yes, he was SO scared. Poor baby up there all night!

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  4. haha Marmy needs to give him a lesson or two
    About getting down at your zoo haha
    Poor guy
    Bet up there he'll never want to again fly

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    1. I told Marmy that!
      He usually watches the young ones at our flat!
      Yep, Cocoa may decide the surveillance team is not for him
      and will stay on the ground and not be dim.
      hahaha.

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    2. I think Marmy was sleeping LOL

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    3. I know! Marmy needs to watch after his little siblings! ha.

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    4. Maybe Marmy quit
      So many siblings gave him a fit

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  5. I'm so glad you found him, poor little guy!!!

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    1. he was just exhausted. poor thing...maybe he won't try that again!

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  6. A cat on a hot tin (oh fine, asphalt )roof! Betsy to the rescue. Again!

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    1. I thought that! He was staying in the shady parts!

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  7. OMG!!!
    And you took pictures!!
    Awesome Betsy!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...well, I had some free minutes when he was deciding on if he was going to come to me. lol....

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  8. smiles...like any young one...wants to do what his brothers do...smiles...and good on you for rescuing him...ha....always an adventure eh?

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  9. Your talents never cease to amaze me!

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    1. haha...oh, that didn't take any talent. I am glad I didn't have to go out on the roof to get him! lol...

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  10. Awwwww Cocoa!!! Such adventures! LOL! Awww but he is one lucky lucky lucky kitty! Yay for rescuing him - poor kitty!! Take care
    x

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    1. I know...poor thing. Hopefully he'll stay off the roof now until he's big enough to get down!

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  11. He shouldn't have spent all night out on the tiles - naughty cat! LOL
    Glad you got him back.

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    1. I hope he learned his lesson! :) I wonder if he kept the neighbors awake? ha.

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  12. This is pretty funny although I am so glad that he got back again and got back safely at that. Good on you Betsy!

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  13. Never a dull moment at your place! I feel so bad for him being stuck up there and so scared. He's so lucky that you were able to rescue him through the window. And lucky for you too, that you didn't have to climb onto the roof...lol!

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    1. I know! I did not want to climb out there! And I'm really glad I didn't rush off to an auction that morning and left him up there all day!

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  14. My goodness...another rescue! We're going to have to get you a red cape and tights!

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    1. lol....oh, let me be wonder woman, ok? :)

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    1. haha...well, hanging out the window wasn't as bad as it could have been. :)

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  16. Oh poor baby!! So glad he came in safely!

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    1. Me, too! I didn't have a Plan C! haha.

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  17. I think I would have waited until Hubby came home because my fear of heights would have never let me climb that ladder. You are one brave woman. Finally starting to get rid of this terrible migraine and sorta being able to handle looking at the computer screen.

    God bless.

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    1. well, if I'd waited for hubby, he would have been there 10 more hours. This girl never waits for hubby for anything...lol....

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  18. In my experience, if a cat can get up, a cat can get down. You never find a cat skeleton in a tree. But you have a gentler spirit than I do. And a brave streak.

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    1. and how much experience do you have with cats on roofs? lol.....

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  19. Hopefully he has learned his lesson!

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    1. I hope so! The big cats need to show him how the climb down the wisteria vine on the other side of the house!

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  20. Of course Cocoa might have found his way down some time, but of course you wanted to rescue him from being scared and exhausted! I hope, he will keep away for a while from places he cannot yet handle!
    We lived with a cat for 18 years, who learned to climb the conservatory roof and then jump up to the window-sill of our bedroom from there. And then he KNOCKED at the glass, till he was let in. In summer nights this could occur six or seven times. Unfortunately my sleep is so deep, that I nearly never heard him knock and meouw at the window. And so most of the 18 years my husband did the job of getting up. Never complained about this, but sometimes sighed, when I remarked in the morning, that obviously there had been a 'very quiet' night...Lol.
    Never ending cat-stories!
    Christel
    Christel

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    1. haha...oh, that is cute. We used to have a cat that knocked on the door!

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