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To leave indoor cat on neighbours roof all night... more of a wwyd

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Mammanat222 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:17:58

Sorry its hard to explain but our indoor cat has jumped from our tiny roof area over to the neighbours and she can't get back.

The jump from our roof was 'down' and now she is stuck.

Its late and its a Monday night so as upset as I am I won't go knocking on neighbours door at this time.

We've not been living here long and I don't actually know my neighbours..

Will pop a note in first thing and my OH will be home all day.

Where she is at the moment there is no shelter and its a 60ft drop so if she tries to jump back / gets spooked off then she is likely to have a horrific fall.

Sadly she has form for this as earlier this year in our old place she went awol and had actually fallen off our balcony and ended up being lost for 3 nights as well as needing £600 of veterinary treatment.

I have been in tears since I noticed she was gone. I am 38w pregnant and its my last day at work tomorrow but how can I sleep now?

The worst part is the only reason she got out is because my stupid cunt OH was having a cheeky roll up. I am beyond furious with him actually. Tip of the iceberg at the moment unfortunately.

Sorry for the rant and original question stands. Will cat be ok for tonight?

thegreylady Mon 05-Jan-15 23:20:10

How cold is it where you are?

thegreylady Mon 05-Jan-15 23:21:19

Can your dh get to her on a ladder?

Mammanat222 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:22:14

We're in London. Not had to have the heating on this evening and its cloudy.

thegreylady Mon 05-Jan-15 23:22:41

I couldn't leave her but in your condition you can't do anything yourself so you may have to sad

thegreylady Mon 05-Jan-15 23:23:22

She may be ok till morning if it isn't too cold.

cozietoesie Mon 05-Jan-15 23:24:13

.....Will cat be ok for tonight?.....

Maybe so and maybe not.

Get your OH to roust the neighbours as it's an emergency and get her down.

Pico2 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:25:02

I'd get her. And if I was your neighbour, I wouldn't mind being asked to help.

RandomMess Mon 05-Jan-15 23:25:14

Can of tuna to tempt her back?

HarrietSchulenberg Mon 05-Jan-15 23:26:37

No wise words to add other than it reminds me of the Mog at Christmas story smile. Mog came home by arriving down the chimney on Christmas morning.
Also reminds me of someone I used to know who got a turkey stuck on his roof and had to go up a ladder in the middle of the night to get it down.

StilleNachtCarolling Mon 05-Jan-15 23:26:45

How far is the drop from your roof to your neighbour's? Can you get a ladder/plank over the gap, or drop a duvet down for her to climb if it's a drop rather than across gap she's gone over. If there's nothing interesting for her to do, and I doubt she'll be seriously considering a 60ft jump, then she'll get bored and come back via whatever method you are able to bridge the gap with. If it is a drop that she needs to get back up then something soft for her to climb is probably your best bet

cozietoesie Mon 05-Jan-15 23:27:26

I hardly dare ask, Harriet...........

Mammanat222 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:27:54

Overnight temp is 7c

We have top part of house and she has jumped to neighbour who has the same property so we have no ground level access . We have a ladder but it won't reach between the two roofs, She's jumped quite a distance.

I can hear her crying. I'm currently in bed crying too

my OH isn't being very helpful and its all his fucking fault.

cozietoesie Mon 05-Jan-15 23:29:34

Nip down and get the neighbours then. I wouldn't mind being roused for that if I were them.

TheLeftovermonster Mon 05-Jan-15 23:30:40

How far down is it? Maybe an improvised ladder, ie a plank of wood, so that the cat can climb back?
I wouldn't hesitate to ring the neighbours, but only if it's likely to help - does it look like they have easy access to the roof?

StilleNachtCarolling Mon 05-Jan-15 23:31:02

Do you know if your neighbour is still up? If they are, I'm sure they won't mind helping?

cozietoesie Mon 05-Jan-15 23:33:03

If she's crying there, it will drive them daft as well - get some clothes on and ask for their help.

CurlyWurlyCake Mon 05-Jan-15 23:34:14

I wouldn't min being woken now - better than 2 am by a yowling cat.

Tell your OH to sort it out!

HotSteppa Mon 05-Jan-15 23:35:12

Go and knock on at the neighbours and take reluctant Oh and set of ladders with you. They cant fail to take pity on a tear stained pregnant woman and a frozen moggy. Seriously if it was me I wouldn't mind being disturbed, the longer you wait the worse it will be.

Mammanat222 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:46:43

No lights on. They don't seem to have access to their roof like we do either (we have a hallway window that goes straight out) the neighbours window is much higher.

Have had an almighty bust up with OH and have told him to fuck off to his mum's. He is more than useless. Can see how upset I am but keeps saying she'll be ok for a few hours.

I'll go round first thing. As usual I'm left to sort everything out.

Expect my next thread to be in relationships asking for advice to cope as a single parent to 2 young children.

Why isn't he doing anything to help?

cozietoesie Mon 05-Jan-15 23:51:51

....Why isn't he doing anything to help?......

Yes - I think you should probably post in Relationships.

Go round to the neighbours now, lights or no lights. It's the only way you'll get at least some sleep.

Mammanat222 Tue 06-Jan-15 00:00:48

No answer. Have popped a note in.

Furious with OH. When she went missing before he left it to me then as well. Let me knock on the door of the local crack den (we had such nice neighbours) and everything. Of course I sorted out all the vets stuff as well... taking her [we had to go 4 times], taxis to and from vets, paying for treatment - insurance paid me back - not the point. All I can say is he isn't like this with DS (very equal division of childcare) but I'm fucked off with him about this enough to want him away from me right now.

RandomNPC Tue 06-Jan-15 00:02:31

I used to love my cats when I had them, but they will go and do stupid things like this. In my past experience, they usually extricate themselves eventually.

Mammanat222 Tue 06-Jan-15 00:04:35

Also tomorrow is my last day and I have to be in.... and relatively compas mentas.

Wide awake though now through anger than worry

Mammanat222 Tue 06-Jan-15 00:09:00

My cat has form. Night before she was due to be spayed she escaped (not OH's fault lol) and she climbed about 80ft up a tree outside our old place.

4 hours I sat outside cajoling her / offering treats. OH gave up at 1am and I sat out like a muppet until she hopped down at about 3am.

However this is dangerous. If she misjudged this jump she'll have a very nasty fall.

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