Has your cat or kitten end up in some place that they need to be rescued?

@hotsummer (10523)
Philippines
September 13, 2009 10:17am CST
I was quite busy in front of the computer. and i heard the cat was trying to open the door. it is a door make of steel screen and the cat tried to climb up the steel screen door and then from the top door climb into the low light fixture (a fluorescent light) near the top door. and so when i went out to check out about the noise the kitten doing i didn't see the cat anywhere on the ground. and when i looked up there was the kitten trying to figure out how to get down from the light fixture. and so i tried to rescue the kitten by using a chair and grab the kitten when my hands reached toward the light. i hope that my kitten will not put himself into much trouble. cause i don't want them hurt. i know that kittens and mostly cats end up in high places too that they don't know how to get down from there. so in your case, had your cats or kittens get into some high place or some dangerous place for them that they need to be rescued.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I once rescued Suky from the thin top of a little tree, happily the tree was so small that I was able to pull it down to the point I could grab the baby. Suky was one of mom's cats, but climbing things was her specialty, she was always able to get down the rest of the time, and its a good thing because I was off at college - mind you we are talking 1972 here....
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
seems not that too far away
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
14 Sep 09
we discovered that catnip made her climb things, we'd find her in all kinds of crazy places, but she could get herself down Now, Taj, back in 2005 got outside (all of mine are inside only cats) and climbed a tree in the back yard, then, because of the dog next door and that he didn't know how to get back down, I ended up climbing a ladder to get him down. We called that "The Tree That Ate Taj" but it is now cut down, it was dying and the apartment complex took it down... well, it really WASN'T in my yard, so we took off the branches that hung over my yard...
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
oh it is good that you were always there to bring your cat down from trees. we don't have trees around so i don't have to worry for them climbing on the trees. only this light fixture that i get worried, cause when they are up there they could go off balance and fall to the ground though it is not that too high knowing cats can still just that high anyways, but for my poor kitten it may not still be safe. .
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@sandymay16 (1617)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Rescuing cats are sometimes scary and sometimes funny. My kitten is still three weeks with us. I rescued him in the bushes. Now he is getting bigger and more active. He always is curious about dark places and nooks and crannies inside the house. One day we couldn't find the kitten and kept on calling but we could only hear a faint sound. And we stop calling there is no kitten sound at all. Then my dad opened his drawer with his key and out pop the kitten. We checked the back of the table drawer and saw a small opening which he might have climbed in and don't know how to get out.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
that was really funny . it is really cute if kittens will go to holes and just anywhere in the house being so small.
• China
14 Sep 09
i have two cats, i always take them as my son, they are very naughty every day, they run everywhere in the house, make the bottle or bowl broken, an older cat once got into a small hole and cannot get out. i had make great effort to get it out of the hole. apparently, it is many trouble to breed cat, but i think i have acquired more happiness from breeding cat than trouble. if your cat get into some high place or dangerouse place, donot worry, they may have a fun with you.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
often i will hear some strange noises in a corner of my home and when i look it up by looking where the sound came from, i will discover the cats did something or had climbed onto some thing again and has broken some things.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
14 Sep 09
yeah. my cat loves to climb high, and his paw got stuck in the blinds. i had to climb up on a stool and get him down. and once my cat's paw's nails got stuck in some material or blanket or curtains, and i had to undo it. but he gave me a hard time because he can be a sh** at times. but he stopped climbing the blinds when i bought him a 6-ft cat tree for christmas. now, he prefers the cat tree, and lounges in it all day. comes down only when he is hungry or needs to go to the bathroom. if you pet does something you dont want them to do, just find them a better substitute, like a healthy animal treat to chew on so that they dont chew on your things, or scratch boards and posts so that they dont scratch your things, cat trees to climb, their personal blankets and safe toys to destroy and chew on, etc. they get bored and restless like any other child. keep them busy with something safe they can have fun with.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
yeah the nails of the cats are hardest to undo specially they seem to grip on those materials maybe because out of fear that they will fall or whatever when they are stuck on some high place and bringing them down won't be that easy.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Every new kitten we have ever had always seemed to have a tree fascination. They would barely be able to claw its way up the tree and be scared to come back down. We wouldn't even see it up in the tree. Then we would hear the meowing. We would have to climb the tree ourselves and pry the poor kitten out of the tree. No sooner was it rescued that it would be trying the same thing again.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
they do happen to do same mistakes every time. and so the best thing to do is to put them away from the source of danger.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Good thing you were there to rescue your kitty!! My rescue story is about a baby kitten that a stray gave birth to. Somebody dropped off a cat at our farm and it started living in my one barn. (In the country, there's always somebody dumping a cat or two) The cat gave birth to kittens, and one night a coyote got the mother cat, as well as almost all of the kittens. I heard a mewing noise from under the barn, it was relentless and crying like. After finally pinpointing the noise where it was at, I determined it was under the barn by where the support stones met the wood steps. I tried coaxing it to come out and it only cried more. So, I ended up doing a soldier crawl (flat on my stomach) under the barn and found the kitty stuck between the wood and the stones. I finally got it out and dropper fed it until it got old enough to eat on it's own. From that day on that cat stuck to me like glue hahaha. Not the end of that kitties tale lol. Several times I had a ladder leaning against the house, while either painting, or cleaning the gutters of fall leaves. Every time the ladder was leaning on the house it'd crawl up there and end up on the roof! I'm not supposed to climb ladders anymore, so my son-in-law would try to coax the cat to him to get him down. No luck! So, I climbed up the ladder and called the kitty. Each time he would come right to me and I'd stick him in my coat and crawl back down the ladder. It kept doing it so much I finally had to insist that when nobody was working on the ladder we lay it down on the ground so he wouldn't crawl up. That cat had way more than nine lives lol.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
so what happened to mother cat and other kittens. were you able to find them. it is too sad to hear if they were taken by that coyote. poor cat and kittens. anyways, lucky for that one kitten that avoided being taken by coyote . i have two cats. actually one cat and one still kitten. the cat was the first kitten i cared for. and this baby kitten now i am caring is i think a month old or two and was the second kitten i cared for. they are adorable specially the kitten as it is quite fat now compared to the cat. anyways, i took care of them well cause i don't want them to get hurt. there were so many kittens being laid here by their mother cat but i can only care for the two i have now. and i don't like to welcome more new kittens.
@BStuff (498)
• United States
13 Sep 09
That's a scary story. My kitten is about 6weeks old and the craziest trouble he get's himself in is with my neice and nephew. He will run up and antaginize them so they will chase him around. I just caught my neice in a closet with him. He always can crawl under our doors but the other day he got his head caught under one of the since he's grown too much. Poor baby, but he's okay just runs around. My kitten also has this thing where he needs to be right on my neck when he's laying on me. It's really annoying sometimes because he purr's so loud in my ear.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
yeah it is quite scary. actually our cats are not allowed to get inside the house. they are just outside the door. and when they are hungry they will just do crazy things to get our attention. like climbing into the window and get through inside the house. though sometimes they do that just because they want to get inside the house and sleep inside the house which we don't allow. sometimes it will go to the roof and climb to the room on the second floor through the window over there and sometimes they will just go through any hole or windows like windows of the bathroom. one stray cats was so strong that it kind push down a sliding glass door which was quite loosely done and so it easily fell down on the floor and broke to many pieces and we had to pick those broken glasses carefully for us not get hurt while picking up those glasses and cleaning them up.