Almond the Cat was born in a tree in Madison, Wisconsin. Her mother birthed her and several siblings up there, but when it came time to move she took all the kittens but one, who was the runt. Almond was left to fend for herself, and nearby resident Ron Venden took to caring for her. She still won't leave the tree, but he brings her meatloaf and salami, and built her kind of a makeshift house up there with tar paper, so she's protected from the elements. [ via Laughing Squid]