Thursday, June 7, 2012

Moments to Remember

Moments to remember

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

The Great Kitty Rescue

One day last week one of our cats did not come in at night.  The next day we realized our lost kitty was stuck in a tree in our backyard.  High up in the tree.  Of our two cats, this would be the one to get stuck in a tree.  He has a difficult time getting out of some of our smaller trees.

My husband retrieved his ladder and the pool skimmer, just trying to reach where the cat was hiding.  The problem was every time my husband would get close, the cat would climb higher in the tree.  

We tried to lure the cat with food, to no avail.  All of our kids came up with different ideas.  They even threw tennis balls up in the tree to try to help the kitty out.  The cat would not budge.  MEOW.  MEOW.  

On the third day, we were really getting concerned so we called the non-emergency fire department number to inquire as to whether the firefighters would do an animal rescue.  The fire truck showed up in front of our house, but the fireman informed my husband that they do not perform animal rescues and that the cat would eventually come down.

Our other cat even climbed up the tree concerned for his brother.  He stayed perched on that branch for a long time.  The lost kitty continued to meow.  Then the crows began circling the tree.  My husband knew that if he did not get the cat out of the tree the cat would die up there.  He did not want our children to have to go through that.  So, even with a pulled muscle in his back, he climbed up the ladder and into the tree then pulled the ladder into the tree with him.  He positioned the ladder precariously on one of the branches and climbed higher in the tree until he was face to face with the cat.

He was able to call the cat towards him, but when he tried to pick the cat up, his claws were digging into the bark of the tree.  That was one really scared cat.  My husband knew the only way to save to cat was to toss him to the ground, so he did.  The cat landed on his feet and was fine.  Daddy was our hero!!

Both cats are pictured here safe and sound, drinking water from the faucet.  And all is well in our world.


This post is a link-up with Homeschool Creations.

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