We have 3 cats and getting them all set for the trip to Kauai with permits and everything that goes with that has been a trial. But this is not about that.
This is about how one cat, Mr. Beasely to be precise, decided to give my wife a near stroke/heart attack.
First, a little about Mr. Beasely; Mr Beasely walked into our previous neighborhood about 2 years ago at Halloween and was taken in by one of our neighbors. Unfortunately for both he (and them as it turns out), they were allergic to cats. They did not want to turn him over to the humane society so they kept him in the garage, safe from the coyotes that roam the neighborhoods here in North San Diego County.
They could not find his owners and they were running our of time until the authorities (who knew they were fostering him) were going to insist they either adopt him or turn him over to the humane society. We already had two cats who got along very well together and were not really in the market for another, but we couldn’t let this guy go to the HS where he could have faced euthanasia. Long story less long, we took him in.
Fast forward about 6 months. Mr Beasely had become a fixture in our home and was getting along great with his new sisters, Cali and Sheyna. One day he comes limping down the hallway with a pathetic meow. Somehow he had broken his leg. We don’t know how but we have suspicions that his leg got caught in an old chair that needed reupholstering. Fortunately we got him fixed up and $3000 later he is as good as new. This incident prompted us to acquire pet health insurance.
Fast forward again to two nights ago. We live in 2 story rental while we are waiting for our move to Kauai. As we are getting ready for bed in our upstairs bedroom we hear a thump and my wife jumps up and yells “Mr. Beasely just fell from the landing!!!!”
Fearing the worst we both run down and grab him. He appears fine – totally unconcerned and, as it turns out, he didn’t fall from the landing but launched himself from the landing! This required immediate modifications to the railing upstairs to make sure it didn’t happen again.
This could have been a very bad thing! I think Barbara is still recovering form the heart palpitations!
I am including pictures.