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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.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:31pm 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!

That particular one was purring and napping on my shoulder as I belayed m friend on pitch 1. :(((((((
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
That cat SCORED a perfect human. Someone must have told it climbers are a bunch of emo-softies pretending to be hard. Its in cat luxury now. UPGRADE!

DMT
matisse

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
This thread absolutely needs pictures of aforementioned jackpot winning kitty
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
So glad to hear that you two stepped up & did the right thing. I sincerely hope you enjoy many years together with this lucky kitty. Hard to believe that nobody fed or gave it water for two days.

Your kindness to the little critter will be repaid tenfold.
Cheers!
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
Vitaliy -

Nice to meet you guys on the trail. Sorry, we got there first, nah, nah, nah, nah ,nah. (Just kidding, man).

Yes, once you guys told us the tale, we stopped by the Village Market for cat food then stopped by the Ahwahnee where no one knew anything about said cat. We couldn't leave it knowing the care we would provide and believing it would be better off with us.

Matisse - We are momentarily keeping all details about said cat under wraps to ensure that we can identify the true owner if they step up. No offense to anyone, but we don't want someone to claim it and have it end up livin' a dirtbag life in Camp 4.

Thom
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
Cosmic-Actually there isn't anything as bad as a pissed cat comin' UP yer rope. ;-))
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:35pm 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!"
...

Cosmic...

Stack your rope outside...

I'm coming by in the morning to take a sh!t on it...

THANKS!!!...

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
To be honest I think the cat will be better with you guys than anyone else. Anything is possible, and maybe he just got lost, but letting your cat wander around Yosemite is never a good idea. I believe you two are responsible and would protect your cats with great care. I hope he stays in your hands..

:`(((((((((((((( If I ever visit SoCal can I beg to do a small re-union with him. Seriously was one of the nicest little things I have met in my life. Nice to meet you guys too.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
If that's what it takes to get you here,
I'm all for it.^^^
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
is this your cat?
Credit: deepnet
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Strays are really common around campgrounds. Unfortunately people bring their cats on road-trips and cats often escape and get lost.

Kitty lucked out that you guys picked him up before he got eaten or starved to death. Good thing he's so friendly.

Credit: justthemaid
OR

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Good thread. Keep us up.
richross

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Credit: richross
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Cosmics petulant display of insolence (in regards to cat's) was prollie fueled by memories of
Tweety Bird vs Sylvester, bitd (CC being a bird/parrot man)...
"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"
"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"
Credit: splitter

edit: btw, i am also hoping that no one attempts to claim Mr/Ms Lucky!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:03pm PT


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:14pm PT
hey there say, D'Wolf... very good to give the cat safty and still keep checking for its owners...

i know chappy had a cat for years in yosemite (yosemite west) and think? he said it was one of the few cats that survived all those years, as many do not...

he kept her in, i reckon, but of course, they like to go out and many folks DO let them out and come back in... she was a GREAT CAT, and when he moved he brought her to my mom (i was living with her at the time) ...

the cat lived ?about 2-3?? more years, not sure... but--she was about 20 +? years old... very thin and showing her age by then... but a wonderful cat... *she must hve known to stay close to home and avoid wildlife and strangers, :)


so--
you never know why that cat was roaming... so you are doing good to let the owner get a chance, and helping it out....

good job...

:)
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Thanks guys for all the well wishes. I don't know how much I believe in karma, but I know how we'd feel if one of our others somehow wandered from home (they are indoor only, as will be the new edition). We cannot keep this cat around no matter how much we want to without making some attempt to find the person who is probably experiencing what we would never want to experience.

Vitaliy - anytime man; shoot me an email when you're in town; we'll let you have supervised visits! (just kidding).

Cheers,
Thom
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Oct 4, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#250806

photo not found
Missing photo ID#251324
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:52pm PT




climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:02pm PT
"How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven."
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:10pm PT


splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Cosmic, here ya go, bro! But - ADVANCE WARNING - don't let any of yer lil' fine feathered friends watch this vid...


;)
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
WTF!!!!!

You grind up cute little bunny rabbits and feed them to your cat????!


I hate to think what you feed your kids - "Mom hit a bum on the freeway today so we're having stew for dinner!"

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:27pm PT
CosmiccragsKat

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
CosmiccragsKats


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
CosmiccragsKatz























































fooled ya
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:39pm PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#266495
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
I want to be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats


Credit: Cosmiccragsman's Alter Ego



Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
when I look at the television, I want to see me staring
right back at me
We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why
and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just
about as happy as I can be
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars...
MudPuppy

Trad climber
Gliese 581 g
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Credit: MudPuppy
Maybe this is your cat?
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:40am PT
If it's a sorta orange cat, PM me. I know a valley denizen who has an orange cat.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:44am PT
I found a cat, too.





Does he belong to anyone here?
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 12:50am PT
Nope, not orange; not even remotely. Sorry.

Ricky - yep, cute little bunnies. Well, I don't kill and grind 'em myself; no way could I actually be the one to do it. I just try to accept that cats are obligate carnivores and cute little bunnies (amongst other cute little animals) are what they would eat in the wild. They're not vegetarians so I deal with it.

Cheers,
Thom
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:56am PT
No offense to anyone, but we don't want someone to claim it and have it end up livin' a dirtbag life in Camp 4.

Thom


Hear, hear. +1,000


Lucky is better off with you guys. Quality food, care 'n' loving, regular vet visits, indoor livin' with two buddies......... and Vitaliy comin' for a conjugal ?

Kitty bliss :-)
matisse

climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Totally Understand. Spike the Magnificent gives you a headbutt for taking the lucky guy home.
Credit: matisse
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:39am PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#266527
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:39am PT
Speaking of color, if it happens to be a black cat, be extra careful this time of year (Halloween). We use to have two black cats (Momma Kitty & Boy Kitty/not very origional, i know), back in the 80's and every Halloween we would find a dish with cat food in it out by the corner of our lot/by the road the morning after Halloween...peeps were trying to kidnap them (seriously). By some of the responses on this thread, cud be a couple of them posting here! lol

edit: CC, looks to me like ya trained yer parrots as hitmen. any cat with at least a bird sized brain, would steer clear of them critters. ;)

btw, i believe "bird brain" is a misnomer, cuz parrots can learn to speak better than some people i have met.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:57am PT
Thom, you did a wonderful thing. That kitty sounds like it will have a wonderful life with you. And it's very kind of you to go to so much effort to find a possible owner. But I hope the cat gets to stay with you. Anyone who'd take a cat to Yosemite and have it go missing and not try to get the word out about it isn't a very good pet owner. And if it belongs to someone who lives there, I'd imagine they'd be trying hard to get the word out about the missing pet. Sounds like that hasn't happened.

Vitaly, good of you to care about the critter too. I hope in the end he/she ends up with a happy life here and you get to see the kitty again one day.

Love stories like this that end up with happy endings for the animals. Poor thing could never have survived in the wild up there.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:16am PT
No offense to anyone, but we don't want someone to claim it and have it end up livin' a dirtbag life in Camp 4.

Thom

I think it's more likely it wouldn't have a very long dirtbag life. There are critters out there that could probably catch a house cat for dinner.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Sorry for crashing the party.
Anyone want to buy some booty?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

neebee's a saint. A-sayin' such nice things about cats and she lives in a robin shed. You rock woman...
Go figure Texas and you might as well run for president, said the Mouse.

Did I say robin, I meant sparrow!
http://b4breakfast.net/2011/11/10/cats-mice-and-dogs-celebs.html

The Chews Brothers. Jake, the hip cat. Elroy, low-down dog.
Usual layabouts at the mtn. shop.  Don't bring.
Usual layabouts at the mtn. shop. Don't bring.
Here's what Jake would like to do if it weren't for the bad influence.
MudPuppy

Trad climber
Gliese 581 g
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:02am PT
New signs in Yosemite:
Credit: MudPuppy
Maybe it was PTPP's cat?
Credit: MudPuppy
MudPuppy

Trad climber
Gliese 581 g
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Credit: MudPuppy

Is THIS anyone's cat?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

(with apologies to Farouk)
OR

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:19am PT
Holy shite! What happened to PTPP's cat? He looks bummed.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:31am PT
^^^Apparently he rode the pig all the way down but still didn't land on his feet. ;-)
OR

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Haaaaaa that's awful. The whole Valley is pissed at Pete and now PETA is as well!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:52am PT
Thom, what's the latest on the kitty? Are you going to get to keep her?
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 11:43am PT
Well, looks like it's a keeper.

Contacted the Ahwahnee, the Park Service, local LEO's, and this forum; also had the cat scanned for a chip. No one has contacted us. So, here's the scoop...

HE is 4-6 mths old (just lost his 1st baby tooth yesterday,replaced by a new incisor). He appears to be a Chocolate Point Siamese (possibly pedigree). Appears to have been neutered which indicates possible vaccinations have also been done; as a precaution, the vet gave him a booster rather than risk "over" vaccinating. Otherwise, this little guy appears to be in perfect health.

At this point, we're committed to keeping him around. He is very friendly, affectionate, and playful. The other feline members of the household have accepted him. Time to name him.

If someone can provide a link or instructions on posting pics, I'll put some up.

Cheers,
Thom
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
That kitty landed on his feet :) Congratulations. He sounds gorgeous. The possibilities for names are endless so looking forward to hearing what you come up with.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Great news for the cat!

You can post photos easily now by just opening a new post and clicking on Photo.
ST downloads them from your computer no problem.
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
DOH! Thanks Jan. I guess if I just opened my eys...just never saw that tab at the top of the post response window.

Photos to come later today; stay tuned!

Thom
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
Names?

Prowler?

Astrocat?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Ooooh, cute kitty pix to follow. Yey for you Thom. That's one lucky cat.


I like the name you initially suggested ; "Lucky"

But cats have so many names. Each of our two has at least three , the tabby having probably six. That and "goddammit" for both of 'em.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 8, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
Possibly Cosmic will be reincarnated as a mouse, in Curry Village, for his sins against the feline race.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 8, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
What a freaky cat story. I guess you both scored, huh?
Cheers!

Michelle

Trad climber
she'll make.5 past light speed
Oct 8, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Good ending! Maybe Yosemite Sam?
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
Trango the Magnificent
Trango the Magnificent
Credit: D'Wolf
Matisse - Trango the Magnificent takes exception to Spike's chosen title and has instructed me to advise you thusly: Bring me the head of Cosmic's parrot and I shall allow you to live and consider changing my title to Trango the Terrible

Thom
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Princess Bella
Princess Bella
Credit: D'Wolf
Princess Bella agrees with Trango's decree...

Thom
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 10:17pm PT
And finally, the moment we've all been waiting for...

One lucky kitten...
One lucky kitten...
Credit: D'Wolf

Tired...
Tired...
Credit: D'Wolf

Still working on names...Lucky, Rocky, Sam, Tenaya, Ahwahnee, Trace (leave no trace)...

Thom
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
What good-looking & "magnificat" cats!

Thanks for posting!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Cat leading us towards the prow

ready to belay
ready to belay
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Credit: Vitaliy M.

than he got comfortable on my day pack :)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:30pm PT

I'm with Michelle: Yosemite Sam .

Thanks for the photos.


Oh, and Bernice is beside herself with excitement, or at least sleeping soundly beside me.

Credit: Darwin
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
beef supreme

climber
the west
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQQkewlqVA

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:28am PT
Thom, he is GORGEOUS!!

What a lucky boy.

I had a chocolate point Siamese for years and they are wonderful cats. So affectionate, curious, smart and CHATTY! My Kushka had her own language. From her vocal intonations I could tell if she wanted to be cuddled, played with, was hungry, wanted fresh litter. She was so vocal and wonderful. Sometimes she'd just wander around my house talking to herself (can't call it meowing cause it was her own little language).

Both you and your new kitty are so lucky to have each other. Lucky is a perfect name for him. For both of you.

I can see why Vitaly would want to see him again.
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 04:44am PT
Vitaliy - very nice photos of the little guy.

The invitation remains: whenever in SoCal, look us up.

Fluoride - Trango is that way. He's been with me for 14 years (rescued from the mean streets of Torrance at 3 mths) and I know his language quite well; everything from feed me, to clean my litter box, to leave me alone right now. My other half has been around him for about 4 years and doesn't always know what he wants.

Bella is about 1 1/2 yrs (rescued from a park & ride in Chino at about 4 mths). We still don't have her figured out completely but we're getting there.

Cheers,
Thom
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:33am PT
Thom, you are a great person and your pets are so lucky to have you. And nice to see you have another cat who fits right in at home. Makes your life a joy in so many little ways. They're independent creatures, but so sweet and in touch with those they love.

So nice to see such a wonderful outcome for both animal and human on this site.

SO nice to see a happy ending.

Cheers Thom and "Lucky." Best and happiest thread in a long time.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:42am PT
Awesome outcome, congrats! And wow, look at the size of them paws, he's gonna be a big boy...no wonder your two other cat's are
so nice to him. I also like/think 'Lucky' would be apropos. But also like Climbski2's suggestion of 'Prowler', or maybe a combo of both,
'Lucky-Prowler"! Regardless, KUDOS!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
He is adorable! Lucky lucky kitty.
matisse

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Trango the Magnificent takes exception to Spike's chosen title and has instructed me to advise you thusly: Bring me the head of Cosmic's parrot and I shall allow you to live and consider changing my title to Trango the Terrible

Spike has asked me to type the following (his typing sucks):

His Magnificence, Spike the Magnificent, wishes to inform Trango the Magnificent that he believes that the middle name "The" and the Last name "Magnificent" are of no consequence to him, as he contends his real name "Spike" should be enough for anyone, as it is for "Cher", "Bono" "Ice-T""Moby" "Pink" and "Voltaire" and "Henri".

Unfortunately neither Yahoo, where his email account resides, nor Facebook agreed and thus he is stuck with extra names which are used from time to time. He invites Trango as one of his black and white brethren to throw off the trappings of internet bureaucracy, and revel in his name of "Trango".
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:58pm PT


Bernice it starting to get WAY worked up by all the cat attitude being copped in the above postings. Here's photo proof of how agitated she is, and you know Calicos can just go off!


Credit: Darwin
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
I found a young cat at Skaha once. It had perhaps wandered away from one of the nearby houses/farms, or been abandoned. Anyway, it was in the area of Plum Line when we hiked up in the morning, and still there in the evening. About 20 minutes hike, and in an area frequented by coyotes, cougars, and bears. Friendly fellow. I picked it up and hiked it down to the parking area, tucked inside my sweater - it purred and snuggled. I left it at Braesyde, and believe that it was adopted by Hugh and Genevieve.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 10, 2012 - 05:09am PT
I hope so Anders. I know you'd never leave a kitty like that.

Looking at the second pic of the kitty, (especially VM's pic) those are HUGE paws. He's going to be a big boy.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:40am PT
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Credit: tradmanclimbs
Emerson just dreams of going climbing. I never take him out of his territory with the exception of vet visits. He is completly free though. cat door is open 24/7 and I live at the end of a dead end dirt road so not too many worries about cars. All the wild crittes out there he just has to keep his sh#t wired tight when he is out there in the food chain. So far he has enjoyed about 8 years of complete freedom. He chooses to live here. he does not have to.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 13, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
here's another kitty that just got rescued yesterday. it was up in the rear axle tube of someones car in Florida for 3+ day's. they first heard it meowing when they were driving around. tried to get it out but couldn't since it was stuck in a tiny space, so they took it to a garage...

btw, one of the mechanics kept it & named her "Lucky Gatto" (Gatto's being the name of the garage)!

edit: the full story & video can be seen online just google "Kitten found inside cars axel"!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 14, 2012 - 08:50am PT
Pretty sure gatto is cat in Spanish?
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:01am PT
The title of the vid is "Gatto's And Tony To The Rescue"

If you watch or read the full story on Fox News (the first to tell it) or one of the other newspapers, etc., that picked the story up, it tells how a place called "Gatto's Tire & Axle" where who extracted the kitten. But, Gato (with one T) is Spanish & Portugese for cat. So it is indeed a very Lucky Gato! ;)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 21, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Dec 23, 2012 - 03:02pm PT
Picked a name for it yet?

Considering your thoughts that it might be pedigree and was at the base of the Prow, Royal might be a good choice.
D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
The lucky little guy has become known as "Astro", affectionately referred to around here as "Astrocat". Our pet sitter suggested "Turbo" after meeting him and we are inclined to agree with her assessment of his personality - he screams around the house at mach II terrorizing everything in his path from toy mice to shoe strings.

He has grown to 8lbs 10oz now and has settled in nicely.

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