This field cat had been in this tree with no hope of getting it down for a few days....
Here are a few of the ideas we either tried or had suggested to us:
I left a can of tuna near the tree
Dogs had slept a lot or ignored the cat
Maybe we could call the Fire Department?
My daughter really wanted us to cut down the tree!
I said "the cat has had plenty of opportunity to get down....there is nothing we can do to help the pitiful cat".
I was telling Dad of our suffering cat and He told me what he had done years ago.
He said "I took the dogs out of sight since the cat will watch the dogs even if the dogs are asleep. Try putting the dogs somewhere else and see if it comes down as that stray scurried out of my tree years ago."
So Hubs put the dogs on the deck has a last ditch effort and completely out of sight from the cat....after 2 hours of the dogs sleeping on the deck.....the cat was gone!
I want to pass on the info of how we rescued a cat from a very tall tree in hopes that it will help another stranded cat!