Kitty is a two-year old, black and white kitty, and, while she is mostly sociable with people, she doesn't exactly rush to greet strangers. I expected she would be uncomfortable with my approach in the tree, so I planned to allow her some time to get used to me. I would need her cooperation to rescue her, since she was perched far out on a fork of a branch and would be very difficult to reach otherwise.
When I climbed up level with Kitty, she spoke to me and stayed in her position, but she was still out on the branch several feet away from me. When I began to slowly move closer toward her, she became uncomfortable and walked several feet out on her narrow limb away from me. I paused to give her time to settle down before moving any farther toward her.
Kitty is safe at home now, and other than being a little hungry and thirsty, she is doing just fine. She is settling back in her routine, and that includes sleeping in her carrier. Heather sent these pictures to me afterward.