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This is a rescue that just fell into my lap. Literally. Simba is a four-to-five-month-old orange kitten who was 40 feet high in a Sweetgum tree in his front yard in Denham Springs, and he was so anxious to be rescued, he could not wait for me to come to him. Once I started getting close to him, he found the courage to go down to the next limb where he draped his body across it while he waited for me to come even closer. But I was too slow for him, and he decided to come down my rope to me. When he lost his footing, he fell into my lap as he tried to grab a tiny limb off to the side. I caught him in my lap and then cradled him in my arms and held him tight against my chest. He started purring immediately and was perfectly happy to be settled there. I love it when a kitty trusts me so fully to do this. We bonded there in the tree for a minute, and then I spread out the cat bag on my knees and placed him on it. I pulled the sides of the bag up around him and secured him in the bag. I held


I wish I could show you just how sweet and cute Casey was when I rescued him from the top of a Sweetgum tree in his Slidell backyard, but my camera malfunctioned, and I got almost no video of him at all. Casey is a two-year-old, inside-only cat, but he slipped out the door and climbed 40 feet high in the tree where he generated great turmoil for Linda and Walter who were trying their best to get him down. By the time I arrived, Casey had spent two nights in the tree and was loudly vocalizing his displeasure. Linda and Walter told me that Casey is a very friendly boy and likes to be picked up and held, but he does not like to sit on a lap. With that helpful information, I made a mental note not to expect him to step onto my lap. When I climbed up to him and we made our introductions, he was instantly trusting of me and anxious for my help. He came down to meet me by stepping down onto a tiny limb which was much too small for his weight and comfort. Even though I was not ready for him, I