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Pookie is a sweet, fourteen-month-old dilute calico who was chased by some loose dogs up a tree in her front yard in Holden, Louisiana. Her family tried to help her down, but the more they tried, the higher Pookie went. A family friend climbed a ladder and then free-climbed the tree (yikes!) from that point to reach Pookie, but when he forcibly grabbed her, Pookie, who is ordinarily sweet and docile, felt threatened and bit him. After that experience, Pookie was suspicious of anyone approaching her in the tree, so, when I arrived and approached her after her fourth night in the tree, she was not her usual friendly and welcoming self. I did my best to reassure her, but she remained cautious and refused to warm up to me. It was when I opened a can of food for her and saw her positive reaction to that sound that I began to have some hope. She was interested in the food, but she was very reserved about it too. I held the food up to her as high as I could reach and encouraged her to come do