Instead of a tabby it was a dog name Laddy who ended up literally out on a limb.
The 7-year-old border collie had been missing for two days.
And when the dog was finally found - it was just two blocks from his home - stuck up a tree.
Ron Stevenson tells the Quad-City Times he was working in the yard when he heard a dog whining.
Once he tracked the sound, he found the dog at least 10 feet high in the tree.
The dog's owner says Laddy was probably chasing a squirrel when he treed himself.