Today we took Greta (our 1998 Jetta) to see the doctor for an oil change. Before I go on with this "tail" I will mention that mom drives out of her way to go to this hole in the wall garage in a very sketchy city about 40 minutes away because they only service VWs and they are very trustworthy.
On our way to the "Car doctor," mom noticed a little black and white kitten huddled on the sidewalk of a bridge. As this was a very busy street we could not pull over right away. We pulled over and parked as soon as we could. Mom took an empty box out from Greta's trunk and went back to the bridge where we spotted the kitten. She called her friend who works for the Animal Rescue League for some advice as she was very scared that the kitten would run into the road when she approached it. She decided it would be safer to try and view the kitten from the opposite side of the road. Mom was so happy when she did not see the kitten huddled on the sidewalk (nor did she see it on the road)...her happiness was premature because there, just 10 feet in front of her was the kitten! Not on the sidewalk now but ON TOP of the ledge of the bridge!!
This is a picture of the ledge that the kitten was on (although in this picture the water of the river was at a record breaking high from flooding in 2006)
Now mom was even more terrified of the little kitten slipping and falling into the water...because this next picture is what the kitten would have landed in!
Thank goodness through the help of my mom's friend at the Animal Rescue League they were able to get a hold of the local animal control officer and thankfully he arrived in time to scoop the kitty up and take it to the Humane society for much needed treatment and TLC!
Hopefully the little kitty will grow up and be a nice big kitty like this one
photo from: www.gardenfoundation.org