Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2022 – ‘Potluck’ – #Feralcats Big Red Kitty Callie by Nikki Frie

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’. I have posts scheduled for another few weeks but that will bring this current series to an end. Another series will begin in the new year.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the half of 2022

Today copywriter Nikki Frie shares another story about her big red feral cat…Callie

Close up of Big Red Kitty at rest

Image Nikki Frie

Back on November 8th of 2021 is when I wrote my first kitty story of Callie and introduced her as my big red kitty and one of her misadventures as a feral cat. As noted at that time she was watched by one or two feral cat watch people on some of her escapades. The first retold in November was with a giant Bear entitled “Callie My Big Red Kitty” – Callie My Big Red Kitty So it is time to reintroduce my girl Callie.

Callie’s Next Adventure

The next related interesting exploit for my kitty story of Callie is with a commercial construction site not too far from one of Callie’s “camping” lairs. ”Her” construction crew evidently found their new found kitty many times on unsafe terrain in their half-finished 10-story office building. So, one good thing, they were getting use to spotting her.

And another in her favor was that she was only 8 years old and in somewhat decent condition. She was getting food from a couple of cat-loving construction guys and girls. Not to mention the wee rodents she found on the site. No wonder she kept going back!

The Elevator

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Photo by Mikael Blomkvist on

As it went, they did have a construction elevator on the site. One unfortunate day Callie slipped inside unbeknownst to the guy inside. His arms were full of coffee cups from the local food cart which he was delivering to the upper floor crew. The door opened and Callie zipped out and then the construction guy noticed her. Our Callie found herself 7 stories up on partially laid flooring. No familiar sites anywhere did she spy. She looked around and down and, as the crew guy said, “Big Red just froze and let out a very loud ‘MEOWRRR.” Callie was known at the construction site as “Big Red”.

Callie – Lost?

The workman went on to make his deliveries and came back to help ‘Big Red’ get back down to earth. Bless, she was no place in sight. He searched the nearby area and not finding sight or sound of Callie, he went back to his work. Word quickly spread that “Big Red” was somewhere on the 7th floor.

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As the cat story was retold, Callie or Big Red spent the night and most of the next day on the 7th floor huddled in behind some ductwork. Daylight hours wore on and she was beginning to get quite hungry not having eaten for over a day. She started moving stealthily from her hiding spot fearful of being so very high. Since she was unnoticed yet she started meowing a bit but not loud enough for the workers to hear over their hammering and drilling.


Callie ventured further out looking wildly around and started falling through an opening in the floor – “Mew” – but caught herself and was able to jump back up. The area she occupied was a bit unstable. Now she started Meowing in earnest and as loud as she could: ‘MEOW” “MEOW” “MEOW” — going non-stop. A construction guy named Tom happened to just step off the elevator and heard her M-E-O-W s. He didn’t see Big Red but had heard the rumors and started calling to her. She was actually only about 10 feet from where she had jumped off the elevator.

Tom didn’t stop calling to Big Red until he finally discovered her whereabouts. He said he had never seen a kitty so happy to be found and brought back down to earth!

The moral of this animal story for Callie or Big Red: DON’T TAKE THE ELEVATOR.

©Nikki Frie 2022

My thanks to Nikki for permitting me to share posts from her archives and what a lovely cat story. I know Nikki would love to hear from you and you can also enjoy her other posts Copywriter Nikki Frie

Welcome to my site! I am Nikki Frie, contract copywriter extraordinaire. My goal: provide my USA-made pet product manufacturer and pet service clients with the words that will set you apart from your competition, stand you far above the norm, and perform beyond your expectations. I offer my services to those pet industry companies located in the western and central USA.

Sales & Marketing Experience

And this is why I have chosen the pet industry as my niche. It is an industry where I have enjoyed several years of successful sales and marketing experience. I have had the privilege to pet and ‘talk’ to many wonderful dogs, cats, birds, fish, amphibians, and pet parents. Now I am enjoying writing here for my pet blog and promoting USA manufacturers’ pet products and USA pet services on my blog or their own.
AWAI Verified Copywriter

What I bring to my clients is the ability to talk to your prospects as friends and stir their emotions, passions, needs, and interests with logic to take the necessary action to say ‘yes’ to your offers, your products, your services. So, I am proud to share, with the insignia above, that I am a verified copywriter with American Writers and Artists Institute


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