When I arrived, Lucky was draped over the top crotch of the tree with his legs dangling. His eyes were closed, and I think he was either sleeping or just plain tired.
While there were a couple good places to install my rope up high in the tree, they were much too close to where Lucky was resting. I didn't want to scare him or risk hitting him with the weighted bag, so I chose instead to set my rope on the branch well below him and work my way up to him from there. Once I reached him, he gave me a welcome greeting and began to rub his head on the tree. He was very cute as he squirmed around in place a good bit, and he would often hang his head upside-down while looking at me and speaking to me. He let me pet him and was clearly very comfortable with me. While he waited for me to get in a better position, he kept squirming in place, talking to me, and reaching out to touch me.
I brought him down and handed him to Brooklynn who took him inside the house and released him. Rescues for kitties like Lucky are great fun for me. He's friendly, he's relaxed, he's cooperative, he's trusting, he's funny, and he is so darn cute and sweet. What's not to like? I made a video of his rescue (below) so you can see for yourself. Thank you, Lucky, for an enjoyable rescue. Let's do it again sometime.