Rosco is a yellow bob-tailed cat. Rosco is owned by “Lydia”, a client for whom I was doing tile repair work. Rosco is a very playful and curious cat. Rosco was banned from the room I was working in by his owner and put on the back porch, but this day Rosco decided to jump off the porch onto the downstairs neighbor’s roof.
When Lydia discovered what had happened, she politely (with not small amount of concern) explained the situation and asked me if I could help.
Well of course I could! I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my ladder, shimmied up and coaxed Rosco close enough for me to grab him (which wasn’t too difficult as we had gotten to know each other earlier).
And that’s the story of how I was inducted into a prestigious and elite group of cat rescuers.