The 7-month-old cat was born in a maple tree in Ron Venden’s back yard, but when the mother cat moved her kittens from their perch, she left little Almond behind, Venden tells Wisconsin State Journal. S ince then, the cat has rema
in his treetop home — Venden has never seen paw prints in the snow.
And why should she leave
? Venden climbs a ladder to check on and feed Almond twice a day, spoiling her with fresh food like meatloaf, salami and milk.
The 66-year-old retired carpenter also created a protected straw bed for her in a hollow in the tree and set up a dry food feeder, Wisconsin State Journal reports.