March 20, 2016

Kitty Rescue


Mai Ling (L), Max (C), Gracie (R)

My Kitty got out one frigid day
Six months old she ran away
 She was gone so worried was I
Calling her and looking low and high
 Then one night I heard a sorrowful cry
There she was in a tree sixty feet high
 The temperature was low I think twenty four
I was scared this Kitten would fall to the floor
 Panic set in, what was I to do, I didn’t know
I couldn’t climb that tree, being old and so -
 I called the Fire Department of our local town
Fifteen young men came to help my Kitty down
 Quickly up the tree the young man went
Talking to her quietly she looked at him content
 He grabbed her tucking her close to his chest
Bringing her down safely, knowing she was a mess
 The first Kitty rescued by our town’s Firemen
Lucky Kitty a feline who committed this sin
 She looked at her Hero and gave a purring song
As if to say, I was scared…so what took you so long?
 - Rhoda Galgiani
Author's Note:
This is a true story of my Kitty Mai Ling in 2009 - I then found
Gracie as a Kitten and she had Asthma, so Mai Ling was adopted
by my close friend as I wasn't allowed to own 3 Kitties (I still had
Max at that time). The young Firemen in Patchogue, NY on LI were
on a training exercise and happy to help. Mai Ling now 9, Gracie 7
are doing well and are happy. Max passed in 2014 age 18 yrs. old...rg