TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › Fur Pictures and Videos Only! › 2AM cat rescue......
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2AM cat rescue......

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Couldn't sleep, was too hot, so went out around 1:30 and checked the horses, petted the cats, and back to the house. I heard a cat meowing, and it sounded like Splash, who I saw up close and personal a couple of days ago (not unusual, as he is a hunting fool ) and saw through the window since then. Heard it again, and called him, and got an answer from the far end of the yard. Kept walking and calling, and the meowing got louder. Sounded like it came from a bin. Stopped at the shop, unplugged the fence, and ducked through to the bins. As I got closer, my search party (Jack and Tippy) got frantic and kept running back and forth between me (moving slow in the dark) and a bin. The meowing was getting louder too, so I called and Splash started sounding frantic. Stopped, listened and heard scrambling. Figured out what bin he was in or on, and went to it. Little bugger was INSIDE, he fell through the hatch and couldn't get back up and out. He DID manage to knock out the top retaining board though, and when I opened the door, that bounced off my shin. Finally got enough boards out that he would come out. He is none the worse for wear, no weight loss (I would imagine he is full of mouse steak), and very happy to see me and the rest of the search party. I did feel guilty enough for not going down there this morning and looking that I stole a tin of Da Lip's food for him - he wasn't very hungry, and took a couple of bites and then shared with Jack.

Here is the little troublemaker

post #2 of 12
get in a mess like that. Cute litter bugger!
post #3 of 12
Lucky you woke up at that time! He was probably very relieved to see you! Good job!
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by meminikitty View Post
Lucky you woke up at that time! He was probably very relieved to see you! Good job!
Nope, didn't wake up, was too hot to sleep. Tiny little house + 90°F temp + not great air circulation = no sleep. Went out to cool off a bit. Other cats go in and out of the old bins, but Splash is just an old kitten, and hasnt figured it out yet
post #5 of 12
Good on you for the save! And I had no idea it got that hot in Canada! I have been secretly envious of Canadians because I thought it was kind of a snowy paradise almost year round.
post #6 of 12
Aw, what a cute little boy. Good for you for finding him and rescuing him!
post #7 of 12
Congratulations on the rescue! What a way to feel good in the middle of a sleepless night!

I do have one question though.....what are these bins you are talking about? Can't picture it?
post #8 of 12
awwwwww, he looks like he is saying "I'm sorry" in that pic.
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
awwwwww, he looks like he is saying "I'm sorry" in that pic.
Yeah! I was about to say that I'm glad you got to him before he got too frantic and injured himself trying to come out. Silly baby kitty.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by otto View Post
I do have one question though.....what are these bins you are talking about? Can't picture it?
Bins are, well, they are BINS!!!ROFL These are old grain bins - wooden, approximately 10'x14' and 10' high to the gable and they have a floor solid enough to hold grain, and steel rods or cables to keep the sides from bulging out. They have a typical roof, with a hatch in the roof to put the grain auger in to fill them with grain. There are also two doors, a small one at the peak to look in and a larger one with removable boards so you can get in and clean them out. These are pretty much useless as they are small, and each only holds roughly 1/3f of what the smallest replacement holds, the small replacement being 2000 bushel capacity, the largest 5000. A bushel is a measured and the weight of a bushel varies with grain variety. Clear as mud, right??

Re: the I'm sorry look....I think he is saying get that thing OUTTA my face!!!
post #11 of 12
For those of you who don't know what the grain bins look like, here's a toy one.


They're pretty common in the Canadian Prairies.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Tiger - the offending bin here was an ancient (as in built in the 30's) wooden one that the Siamese cross climbs in and out of regularly. But I do have bins like that one too, but on hopper bottoms.

I managed to find a pic of them, at a distance even if the snow drifts hide the bottom of them. Nice cool pic for a record beating day.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Fur Pictures and Videos Only!
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › Fur Pictures and Videos Only! › 2AM cat rescue......