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D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 4, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
I really hate to do this, but it's the right thing to do...

We were at the Facelift last week and did some climbing. Came down from the Prow but couldn't carry everything and left some water at the base. Went back to get the water at the end of the weekend just before heading home and was greeted by a furry beast at the start of the Prow and South Face Routes. WTF?

Climbers on The Prow said it had been there since the day before. WTF? Met climbers on the way down who said the cat had followed them up all the way from the Ahwahnee Hotel 2 days earlier. Several people had seen it but no one had fed it or given it water; again, WTF? Two days without food or water at the base of Washington Column, so we scooped it up, fed it and attempted to find its home but were heading home ourselves and didn't have alot of time to spend. So the cat is now with us in SoCal.

We have 2 other rescued kitties that are well taken care of, so this cat has hit the lottery with us; the only better home would be with a vet. Our cats get premium, high-protein low carb food, including raw food combined with supplements developed for feline nutrition. They get regular checkups (including teeth cleaning) at a vet that specializes in cats only.

We'd love to keep this cat, but we also know how we would feel if one of ours went missing.

Pretty sure this cat is a valley local so any of you human valley locals might pass this info along. We are taking the cat to the vet tomorrow for a health exam and to check for a chip. We're hoping we get to keep it, but can't do so in good conscience without attempting to reunite it with its "owner". It's currently happy, loved, and playing with 2 new-found friends.

If you've lost a cat give me the details and we'll work something out (anyone intimate with this cat will be able to give me pertinent info about this cat).

Cheers,
Thom
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:06pm PT


Probably just another stray from the MacDonalds dumpster checking out El Cap...

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
I think it's Schrödinger's
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 4, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 4, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Hankster

Social climber
Zakynthos
Oct 4, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
Credit: interwebz
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
Yay for a caring cat lover! Nice job, Thom. I do hope the cat has a responsible owner and that it was a freak occurrence that they lost the cat.

Nice going feeding your cats raw food. Our rescue will only deviate from Friskies if it is quality tuna and salmon. Real actual raw meat is completely ignored.
Credit: The Lisa
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Awesome, glad the cat found a good home at the very least. Hope his owners are looking for him.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
The Lisa: That cat has some major Cattitude. :)
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Those flyers are hilarious!
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:52pm PT


The only small cat you should see in Yosemite.
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Well, just got a call from our vet to confirm the appt for tomorrow. She will check it over, scan for a chip, etc.

My better half (er, 2/3's) contacted the Ahwahnee and the Park Service; so far, no takers. Fine with us; we'd love to keep it.

Yeah, some cats don't care for raw food, mostly because they've been raised on dry "kibble" (e.g. crap). Our cats get only high-protein, low-carb canned food and raw food (ground rabbit & chicken complete with bones). The raw requires the addition of feline supplements since the cat isn't getting the whole animal so the nutrition would not otherwise be complete; kind of a hassle but worth it in out opinion. It also means we can't leave food out so when we go on vacation we have a pet sitter come in twice per day to feed them and check on them.

Anyway, this cat will definitely be livin' the high life if it manages to stay with us - maybe we should name it Lucky (afterall, it managed to dodge coyotes and Perigines for 2 days before we scooped it up).

Cheers,
Thom
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Great job guys.
Credit: dirt claud
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Don't Bring Cats to the Crags, People!!!
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Cliffhanger -

Ah, the old ringtail, aka "miner's cat".

Maybe the park should "domesticate" a few of those little guys for the Curry tent cabins. Take care of that mouse problem in short order.

Thom
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
Great, here we go. Another "Cats at the cliff" rant in 3...2... ;)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Two paws up fer whutchya done Thom haulin' that bugger home.

If you find money missing from your wallet, check Lucky for lotto tickets; s/he might have gone out and bought one what with the string of luck s/he's havin'.


Any takers?
Any takers?
Credit: Tami
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
Thom, nice idea about the ringtails, they would be perfect for vermin control.

Crimpergirl, thank you, our Daisy does indeed have character. She likes to help with the cooking.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
There isn't anything as bad as a CAT coming up to your stacked rope,
PI$$ING on it, and then trying to cover it with Dirt!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Met climbers on the way down who said the cat had followed them up all the way from the Ahwahnee Hotel 2 days earlier.

It had followed us to the base at 4:30am on Saturday, and we came back to look for it around 9:30 am on Sunday. We did not want it to follow us, but it did. Quite weird no one fed the cat even though they claimed it was there for 2 days.
Did you guys check with people in the hotel?

By the way, I was very sad you guys picked him up. Really wanted to take him, if no one claimed. Beautiful kitty. You guys did everything right though and it is nice you posted a thread about it too...

Hope that kitty has a good life.
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