Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thrift Rich - Wants & Needs Postponed

So all of you may have noticed the little "Bossy" icon over to the right?  Well Thursdays are supposed to be my "Thrift Rich" posts.  And today was going to be my first.  About wants and needs and why I'm joining this crazy poverty party.  But no. "Thrift Rich" will not be happening today.  That is, unless you're looking for an arborist?


An arborist is a person who climbs trees.  For a living.  

Why does SSG need an arborist?

BECAUSE HER CAT HAS BEEN STUCK. 

IN. A. TREE. 

FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS.

I would have posted a picture, but we were out there until the middle of the night and I was afraid the flash might blind him and send him careening down to his little kitty death ... which actually might not be a bad thing right about now (kidding!).  No amount of tuna, flashlights or neighbors with repelling gear have been able to get his ass down.

So what the F do you do when you need to rescue a cat and have not planned for that in your budget?

Do NOT call the fireman (though that, was indeed my first thought).  Instead, Google "cat stuck in the f-ing tree" and up will pop catinatreerescue.com.  I've talked to two guys located in Portland--both of whom said they do it for free.

Can we say AWWW?  

So on your list of "free" things?  Put Cat Rescue.   And next week ... wants and needs ... now with fewer arborists!

Unless OF COURSE this arborist that's showing up this morning turns out to be cute, then all bets are off.

Stay tuned ...

(Edited to add:  Cat safely down from tree.  Made a beeline for food and water, then pulled himself upstairs and is now resting on my bed, curled up in a sweet little ball sound asleep.  He must be tired after climbing up an additional SEVENTY feet of tree this morning.  The arborist went up 100 feet to get him.  And the arborist?  CUTE!  Who knew climbing gear and a guy rescuing your cat could be so adorable?)

9 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Awwwww, kitty come down, I say...please? I will let you play with my baby kitty...he has lots of toys.

Please keep us updated on him and I pray everything comes down smoothly.

Molly said...

Good luck! I had a similar experience with a cat who was determined to stay outside all night when I was in an apartment. The next morning I went back to the last spot he'd been, and called and he came right to me. Go figure.

Candy said...

Awww baby!

My experience with this is that they do come down when they're hungry enough. The problem is, they don't really know how. So it's awkward and clumsy and you know how cats are, they hate that.

big hair envy said...

Arborists CAN'T be hotter than firemen:)

Glad to hear your kitty is safe and sound. Have you cut down that pesky tree yet? Heehee!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, while I am sooo glad kitty is safe and cat photos are always cute, I'd much rather you try to have the presence of mind to shoot photos of the tree climbers next time! I mean, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! ;)

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH, by the way, you have been tagged! Or, I am meme-ing you. Whatever!
Now, it's not that bad! Stop crying and get over to my site for details.
Really! It's OK, I tell ya"... ;)

BOSSY said...

Arborists do it with many limbs.

HAHAHA, see how Bossy did that? Made an arborist joke right here on a Friday morning?

Wah-Dah-Tay said...

Come now SSG. Do you expect me to beleive you did not put Mr. Kitty up the tree specifically for the guy to come rescue? You know as well as I do that those harness make a "Package" pop right on out there for all to see!

Sounds like you own Mr. Kitty lots of treats!

belladella said...

Gosh, I've missed so much excitement! I'm back! :)