Today’s Adventure

Yesterday NikitaKitti didn't turn up for dinner.
Or naps.
Or breakfast.

He is a homebody, a kitty of regular habits, who likes his meals and his comforts.

So we spent the day putting up posters and calling and looking into crawl spaces.
And after it finally got quiet (11pm), we went around for one last pass.

One block over we heard him.

There's a house there that was clearly one of the earlier ones in the neighborhood.
It's set way back from the street, on a couple of lots.
The current owners have basically an urban farm – peacocks, chickens, geese, a pig, and a bunch of dogs.
It was way dark.

The basement had a laundry and some storage, and it sounded as if he might be in there.
He was squawking loudly, but it was difficult to track down where he was calling from.
I could open the door, but he didn't come streaking out.
But he was still yelling.
I thought maybe he was on the far side of the fence, though I couldn't see how that could have him trapped.

And at that point we'd finally upset the resident dogs enough that the guy came out.
I think he remembered meeting us, and Sair, a few years ago.
And kitty was helpfully continuing to shriek at us.
Finally I caught a glimpse of dark grey cat ears over the edge of the roof.
Two tall stories – plus basement – up.

There was a ladder.
(Did he climb up an extension ladder????)
The neighbor guy went up the ladder, grabbed him, and carried him down.

I'm making brownies in the morning to drop off.

Kitteh ate a can of tuna, cleaned his butt, and headed out the cat door.
His new epithet is Kittidiot.

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24 responses to this post.

  1. i'm glad he's okay:) – ah kittehs – always getting into trouble!

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  2. Kittidiot! Ha ha! Maybe he thought he could take out one of the peacocks. I am glad you found him.

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  3. Awwww, I'm glad NikitaKitti has you looking out for him. 🙂

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  4. eeek!! I'm glad you rescued him.

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  5. lol! Glad you found that ball of mischief! What a cute kitten =)

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  6. So glad to hear he's safe and home!

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  7. Whew! I am so glad all turned out well.
    Kittidiot – HA!

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  8. You tell the best cat stories, Lauo. I'm so glad for you spotting dark cat ears at 11 p.m. over the edge of a roof.

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  9. silly catter…glad all went well!

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  10. Oh, lordy, lordy, lordy!!! Too funny. Your neighbor is a gem.

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  11. He's so pretty he doesn't need brains, plus he has a great mommy.TK gives him a virtual high five.

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  12. And of course he climbed the ladder. Miss HRTortie climbed up a stepladder and ensconced herself in our attic one night, refusing to be removed. When she finally got hungry, she came to the opening and yowled for help b/c getting down was clearly impossible. It was like two whole feet down to the top of the ladder.

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  13. Long ago, GirlCat skinnied up ventiltion shaft — a built-in chimney thing built in behind a refrigerator.A smooth plaster tube bout 8X8 and about three feet long.It went through to the unfinished attic.That was fun.She was an Up Cat.Brains?What would he need with brains?Him's a fun cat.

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  14. I have two Up Cats. Needless to say, we never leave the hatch to the attic crawl space open for even a moment now. Mr. LT was insistent that tortie couldn't have gotten past him; I pointed out that she was nowhere to be found in the house, open the hatch and check. "Mew?" and eye yeems proved me right.TK travels around almost the entire bedroom at an elevation of 5-7 feet, though he's had to give up walking on the curtain rod as him gets tubbier.Thank goodness they are indoors, I don't have the time to rescue them from what they'd do outdoors, or the emotional strength.But at least you get good stories out of it.

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  15. TK travels around almost the entire bedroom at an elevation of 5-7
    feet, though he's had to give up walking on the curtain rod as him gets
    tubbier.Sillie, ebryone noes teh flor iz LAVA!

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  16. Brownies are cooling in pan, to be delivered with card in the morning.Neighbor heroic beyond and above.

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  17. Funny how NK didn't resist being rescued. I'm sure he knew it was the quickest way to the can of tuna.

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  18. NK did come to him easily.He's a friendly boy.And I think 24 hours of being trapped helped too,I think he was squirming a lot (two floors up!!!!), and being slightly uncooperative.But the neighbor is an animal person.And a HERO.NK was all nonchalant once down.

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  19. He was really, really hard to see.And Tom was certain he wasn't up there.Boy has really done well in the Stoopid Kitty Feat Contest with this effort.

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  20. Oh, for real. Your ears must be really trained to hear him….and good for you. I know you would have been worried sick if you hadn't found him.

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  21. LOL, floor is lava. Yep.

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  22. I'm so glad he's safe and sound at home now. yay! for good neighbors.What a floofy snorgle-able belly he has.

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  23. WOWoutstanding cat rescue.high points for city living In my "upscale" suburban neighborhood, one man wouldn't let a neighbor into his back yard to call down her escaped parrot.

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  24. Neighbor is a slightly strange guy, and seemed to take it all in stride.I went by and dropped off package of brownies as thank you gift.Hope he likes chocolate.Am realizing that, of course, the urban farm yard with the chickens and pigs must be a kitty magnet – that's what all the guys are crossing the street to get to.We used to walk by a lot when Sair was tiny, and get bullied off the sidewalk by the geese.You really don't want to argue territory with a pack of geese.

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