It was such a pleasure to rescue Cookie. She is a nine-month-old tortie, and she was just as sweet and cooperative as she could be. She had been about 20 feet high in the tree for two nights when I arrived. Her family had spent many stressful hours trying to figure out how to get her down, even going so far as to use a tractor to lift a ladder up into the tree, but they could not quite reach her.

When I climbed up to her, she was relaxed and happy to see me. I petted her freely, and she affectionately pushed her head into my hand. When I placed the open carrier in front of her, she sniffed it and then readily walked inside with no trouble. I brought her down and gave her to Jessica who took her home where she could recover in comfort.