Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Scared-y Cat.

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


Stacey said...

Wow! Your mom is a SuperVet! Saving kitties in her SuperGrett(a)!

Deetz said...

Your mum is a wonderful mummy. That was so sweet of her to save that poor lil scared and all alone kitty. High Paws to your mummy!!!! She is an angel
I got a package from Faya come see, I just posted

Momo & Pinot said...

Oh Toffee!!! We're SOOOO glad this kitty was rescued!!!! Please send our big hugs to say thank you to your mom!!!

Momo & Pinot

Lacy said...

w00f's Toffee and Riley, paws up to ur mama...dat iz the cutest kitty...mayb now it can find a furever home...

b safe,

Petey said...

That's a wonderful story! I wasn't sure if it was going to end with you getting a new feline roommate at the Toffeehouse!

Hey, you're never going to believe this. Mica and my Mom lived at 300 Commercial Street for 5 years before moving to NYC. We could have been neighbors!

Your pal (and almost neighbor),


Deetz said...

Hi Toffee
You don't have one of those piggees??? You can have mine, I will share with you for sure. I wonder if they have them here in the states....I bet my mumma could find out.....don't go and buy one, okay, please. I love the piggee and I had noticed everyone was getting one too and bandannas and I didn't have one....I was feeling sad about it....my pee mail is actually my mums and you can pee mail her at cowgirlnup2003@yahoo.com and then she will relay to me.....
I love you Toffee

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we were all sitting on the edge of our seats!!! Thank goodness it had a happy ending!! Your Mom rules!! Love A+A

River said...

Hi Toffee,
Your mom is the greatest!! She tried everything until something worked! Of course I would have chased the kitty but I know how it feels to be alone and scared and then have someone care enough to stop on a busy highway!

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Toffee!
Your mom is my hero! Glad that kitty is safe and in good hands!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh good thing your mom helped to rescue the little kitty

~ Girl girl

happy said...

Thank goodness for your mom! Can't imagine what would happen to that cute little kitty if it falls in.

Amber-Mae said...

A big HOORAY to your Mom!!!!!!!!!!!

Butt wiggles,
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