This time yesterday I wasn't sure if he was in a snit (as us cat people know cats can do), or in pain. After his little adventure spending Saturday night in the tree and getting himself down, Sparky disappeared upstairs for close to 2 days. I carried him downstairs for meals, but then he disappeared again.
Then this morning he appeared for breakfast all by himself. But he's walking like he's 100 years old, won't jump up for his food, and protests mightily when I pick him up. He lifted his back leg like he wanted to scratch his ear, then decided against it. Thought about licking his back and decided against that too. He sits down reeeally slowly. He's pretty sore, it seems. I don't think anything is broken or dangerously bad, but this little guy is hurting. I hope he gets better soon. And then I hope he never thinks about going so high in a tree again. I need him at full strength when the mice move inside.