January 28, 2011

Mom's A Hero!

I am taking you back to January 5 on this post. Yes, I know that was a long time ago but this is an important post and I am running a little late with things, meaning the mom is running late. I am trying to be patient with her because she does try. Anyway on the morning of the 5th things were normal . . . the dad was getting ready to go back to work after Christmas break . . . mom was up and about but I was still trying to catch some zzzs when I could tell that mom was upest about something . . .


. . . she immediately after opening the curtains to the back of the house grabbed something called binoculars and looked through them. Then she put on some shoes and went tearing out back by the pond. I thought it was strange that she didn't even put on a coat as it was pretty cold that morning. She left saying something about please let that be a brown paper bag on the pond . . . I wasn't understanding her so I just kept an eye out to see what was going on . . .


Mom came into the house with tears in her eyes. She told that dad that there was a ginger kittie with his/her little tail stuck to the ice and couldn't get away . . . the kittie was alive but not moving very much . . . the dad was running late and had to leave to work even though the mom had asked him to do something . . . OMC! This is terrible. The mom knew she couldn't get on the ice as one she could fall down and two there was water out there making things not safe anyway . . . she thought about two minutes and called 911 . . .


Mom didn't want to call Animal Control because she has found that once when she called them to help the man that came was mean plus she thought they might not come right away and she didn't know how long the kittie could hold out. When the 911 operator answered her call mom told them right away that it wasn't a human emergency but that there was a kittie with it's tail stuck to the ice on the pond. Mom  said that the 911 lady was really nice and said not to worry that she would get help out to our house asap.


In less than ten minutes there were three water rescue guys from the county and an ambulance standing by in case anyone went into the water. One man was tied with a rope and the other two were holding onto it while he went closer to the kittie. When the kittie saw the man getting close to him he/she sat up and kept a close eye on him . . .

. . . the closer the man got the more the kittie didn't like the idea. The kittie didn't realize that help was right there and no harm was to be done . . .


. . . Just as the man was reaching to help the kittie there were all kinds of kitting yelling and before you knew it the kittie leaped and took off, I hope that didn't hurt the fur on the tail too much doing that! I have never seen such speed in my life before. We are hoping that the kittie will remember this terrible adventure on our pond and never get on it again. The mom was so happy and talked to the rescue folks and must have thanked them a million times. What wonderful work these guys do to take the time to help furries in need. They had told the mom that they had already on that day rescured another kittie and two doggies.


. . . When the mom got back inside she picked me up and I think I felt a few wet things running off of the top of my head. She spoiled me rotten that day, I am spoiled rotten every day by the way. She couldn't pet me enough and she made a nice sofe bed with my favorite comfortable blankie and just let me snuggle all the day long. I thought about the adventures of the morning and started to count my blessings again that I found the folks here and picked them to let me live in their house.

Not all furries are as fortunate to have a furever home and I will say my purrs that those outside up here in these colds winter months find food, warmth, shelter, and stay safe.

Thanks mom and the Water Rescue Team

43 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, your mom, and the rescue workers, *were* heroes! we hope that poor kitty is okay now...at least he managed to get away and off the ice.

Princess Jasmine said...

Oh wow, my mummy would have done anything to rescue the kitty too. WEll done to the rescue workers. I hope you see the kitty again soon, but definitely on dry land :)

The Cat Realm said...

yes, mom and rescue workers are heroes!!! we are so glad this story had a happy ending.

ML said...

Gracie, you and your mom are heroes already to so many of us on the Cat Blogosphere.
She undoubtedly saved this kittens life. The world is so much a better place with folks like your mom in it. We are so proud to know her and have her in the CB!!!!
Love & Purrs,
KC and Mom ML

OKcats said...

What a beautiful story - so amazing that the 911 operator and the rescuers all valued the life of a cat as much as your mom, Miss Gracie! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. With so much negativity being blasted in our ears every day, these nice stories are such a welcome relief. Hugs to you and your mom (and your dad)!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe (and mom jana)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your mom is very wise to not attempt the rescue on her own but to call for help. And we're so glad help did come and the kitty was rescued. We too hope it will stay off the ice in the future.

The Paw Relations said...

Wow! Your mom and those rescue guys really are heros!

we hope that kitty has learnt to stay off the ice now.

Laila and Minchie said...

Such a heart warming story! Kudos to your Mom and those wonderful rescue men!

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! We are so glad that the kitten became unstuck and that those kind folks came out immediately to help!

Luf, Us

Junior and Orion said...

Oh goodness! We hope that poor kitty headed straight home, or at least to some place warm and is okay.

Bless your Mom and bless those rescue people.

pansylovr said...

Glad your mommy saw the kitty and got help and blessings on the emergency people for coming out and trying to rescue the kitty. Many wouldn't have and that's a shame.
Keep an eye out for a kitty with a less furry tail!
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles, and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Kat's Kats said...

Thank BAST your mom saw that kitty!! Bless her and the rescue workers who saved the kitty!! Bast will have made sure that the kitty got home soon. HUGS & purrs to your mom & the rescue workers!

Cheri said...

So glad your Mom was there for that kitty and we are really happy to hear the rescue guys came out for the cat too. Great post!

cats of Wildcat Woods

ZOOLATRY said...

Gracie you've got yourself a very, very special Mom... treat her well, she deserves it fur sure.
YEAH, MOM!

Catsparella said...

Such a wonderful story! Your Mom really is a hero! <3

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so glad your human called the rescue guys and the kitty was able to get unstuck! They are all heroes!!!

Cat said...

That poor kitten...your mum and the rescue workers are heroes indeed!!!

Luscious Lucy said...

Omc, you have my mom in tears! Oh my goodness, Sam & I give so many thanks for your mom, Gracie. We are sending nose licks and head bonks to you but even bigger ones to your mom today.
xoxox

Camie's Kitties said...

What a wonderful story. Our mom had leaky eyes too.

Cody and Gracie

Eric and Flynn said...

Thank goodness your mum saw that kitty and called 911. A big thank you to those rescue workers and your mum for saving kitty's life.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! What a story!! Your mom and the rescue workers are heros!! And that kitty probably doesn't even realize it!! But we do!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

GOODNESS GRACIE!!! That story should be in the paper. Your Mommy is awesome!!!!!

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Whew,,,, We are All so gladz dis story had a Happy Ending ^~^,,, Mom wasn'y sure if she should keep reading cause she can't bear to hear or see bad thingz happenz to animalz.
Your mom sure iz a Hero! so are da Water Men.
Hope kitty iz ok ~
Purrrz ~

Harry Spotter said...

What a great story, we hope that kitty is ok. Your mom is a HERO indeed. So are the rescue men who came out to help. Thanks for sharing your moms heroic deed.

AFSocksScylla said...

We are so proud of your Mom for calling 911 and think the rescue team was pawsome for coming and working so hard to save the kitty and we are so thankful kitty was OK. We don't usually get ice on our pond but one year it froze and Mommy was down there feeding the ducks and one came flying in and went skiing on the ice and Whiskers went after it. Mommy was afraid the ice would break as Whiskers was very heavy like Scylla. He went sliding around on it but made it back to shore OK. He never went near the pond again when it was frozen though.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Your Momma did the right thing!!
Our Momma agrees totally!!
Our Momma would NEVER call animal control either!!

Evfuryone handled evfurything pawfectly!!

Hugs to yous Momma and 'da rescue workers and yous Gracie!!

loves,
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

ABBY said...

Oh Gracie
We are so happy that this had such a happy ending. WE are so glad that your Mom did not attempt a rescue on her own and that the 911 people took things seriously and that the rescue people were there so fast and so helpful. WE will remember this lesson in case we ever need to do something like this!

purrs to all!

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Oh my gosh Gracie, good thing your mom was there to get help! I hope the kitty went straight home!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome story!

Thanks fur kharing and sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

your Mom is a true Kitty Angel!!!

Kudos to the Water Rescue team! So many times if you call 911 for animals they don't come...I am sooo happy to hear that this bunch of guys are as special as they are.

That was one lucky cat....your baby is precious wrapped in that blankie!
xoxo

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We are glad that the Kitty was OK. Also, you look like my uncle Bob. He is a gray and white tabby.
Mommy also wanted to buy something to help the kitties in need, but she can't seem to figure out how to find them.
A tired puppy,
Andy

Derby, Ducky said...

That is so good that they came to help the kittie. Many places if it isn't a human in trouble, they won't help. Hope the kittie went back home and found a safe, warm place to be.

MoMo said...

Yay for the rescuers, including your mom!!!! Hope the kittie is OK.

If SS did that here, the operator would have told her where to go (and not in a nice way), because the emergency number is for humans only.

Nikita Cat said...

Great pictures, and wonderful story!

Happy Anniversary to the Humans! ;-D

Nikita Cat

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Your mummy is a true hero, and we're so proud to know you guys. Your mummy went the extra mile.

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Oh, goodness! Our mom has the wet things running down her face now too! Poor little kitty. We hope it found a safe shelter somewhere.

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom and the Water Rescue people are all heroes. I hope that kitty had a warm place to run back to.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I held my breath until i got to the bit where the dear little cat was safe ~ your mom and the rescue team are truly heros. We are proud to know your mom.

Marg said...

Thank heavens your Mom saw the kitty out on the ice. And thank heavens the rescue people came so quickly. We just have to hope the kitty went home somewhere. Great story. Take care.

Angel and Kirby said...

We gave you an award. Stop by and pick it up!

The Creek Cats said...

Thank goodness for your mom! She is such a hero to this sweet kitty!!!!!

MoMo said...

Thankyou for making the badge for me. Many lovely furries have been over to leave purrs and get well wishes.

Unfortunately there is absolutely no improvement in my condition. i have lost a lot of weight in the mean time. We are going to another vet tomorrow for a second opinion.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Yes! Your Mommy is a Heroine! She ended her day knowing she helped save that kittens life...We are filled with gratitude to her and the others who helped!