FIND OUT HOW THIS CAT STUMPED THE PET PSYCHIC
Maggie May, a normally fearful, "fraidy" cat, fell off Valerie's third story apartment balcony. In the time it took for Valerie to run downstairs, Maggie May had vanished. Valerie worked as a feral cat rescue volunteer, so she was no stranger to how frightened cats can camouflage themselves so that not even the most skilled investigator can find them, but, after four days she had begun to give up hope of ever finding Maggie again.
When I communicated with Maggie, she told me that she had seen and heard Valerie call for her but was too terrified to venture out. She told me that she was directly below Valerie's balcony and she could see a wooden shed and a bush in front of her.
Valerie rushed down and found the hole, but she could not see Maggie May inside, even though she used a flashlight to shine all the way to the back of the hole.
I communicated with Maggie again and she told me the same information, she had seen and heard Valerie, but Valerie could not see her. As I lived close by, I thought I would go over and look myself. I thought Valerie must be missing something. Valerie and I had to climb along a long, high ledge but, when we came to the hole near the shed and the bush, I had to agree, that Maggie was definitely not inside the hole.
Valerie searched the area in a three block radius, I searched the area in a three block radius, but after two weeks Maggie was still missing. I was stumped. Valerie was stumped.
Then Valerie received a phone call from the lady in the apartment directly below Valerie's. The lady saw Maggie May crawl up on her balcony but then skitter back down again. Valerie rushed down to the hole again. However, this time something caught her eye; a tiny patch of darkness in the bushes by the hole. Upon investigation, Valerie found a tiny small hole next to the first hole. It wasn't readily visible from below and could only be accessed by creeping further along the ten foot high ledge; Valerie had always assumed there could be just one hole. This time she was able to coax a famished Maggie out with the lure of food.
The moral of this story is: never underestimate the will power of a fearful cat. They can be some of the stealthiest creatures on our planet. Sometimes they will only come out if fear of starvation motivates them. So don't be discouraged if they don't come forward immediately.
As you can see from the picture, Maggie May is home safe and sound and knows to be careful around the balcony ledge.
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