The Big Felafel

Phobservation #2: Do cats really get stuck in trees? Would you call the fire dept?


I heard someone knocking at the door, and when I opened it, my neighbor asked me if my cat was stuck in the tree in the back of the building. What?!

Luckily, Yosh(my cat) was right next to me, but I ran to the porch to see what was going on. And, what do you know, a cat stuck in the tree. I thought this was reserved for fake news shows or children’s books- but here I was, looking at the real live thing.

As we nervously looked on and rooted for the cat, we placed a call to the fire department – Number 102 in Israel. But, the menu was too complicated! After giving up on the fire department we took front row seats to this hold-on-to-your-chairs pay-per-view event and watched the cat carefully strategize his way down the tree. As soon as it landed, we clapped and cheered like idiots! And noticed that we got some weird looks from neighbors popping out to see what all the fuss was about.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to my Phobservation #1: Are Israeli mopeds made of Legos?


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  1. Stupid cats. They’re supposed to be all smart and what not, making dogs seem like idiot pets, and then they get stuck in a tree. Stupid cats.

    By the way, if you happen to see the Ein Kerem villa ad on your site, I encourage you to follow it and see just what that place looks like. Let’s just say AdSense isn’t really cutting the mustard on my dreams for a “villa” here in Jerusalem.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 11 months ago
  2. * aliyah06 says:

    Yes, and on roofs also—we had a cat I’m sure was brain-damaged but who loved to climb up on the steep gable of our roof and bask in the afternoon sun….then howl mournfully to be rescued because she couldn’t remember how to get back down. My husband became an expert at cat-extraction…..

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 11 months ago

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