spent New Year's Eve in Clipper Cove, where maybe 15 boats were anchored. A cat fell overboard
from one of the boats yesterday, and swam over to a neighboring boat
, where it began scratching at the hull
. The couple aboard that boat
were unable to rescue
the cat, largely because of their freeboard made it difficult to scoot the cat up. The cat finally swam away toward the beach, where it scooted off into the undergrowth.
The story has a happy ending, and after considerable seaching the cat was finally reunited with its boat.
If a situation like his ever happens to you, there's an easy way to help a cat get aboard. Take a towel by the end, and lower the other end into the water
where the cat is swiming. It will grab onto the towel, holding on firmly enough that you can pull it back into the boat.
Not only is this a great way to rescue
a cat, but it's a good way to avoid getting scratched in the process.