Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 25 of 25

Thread: Here we go again........

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    I'm not sure, what day is it? ;-)
    Posts
    13,742
    So a lot has happened since I last checked in. I got a trap at Harbor Freight for $20.00, so I thought it would be a piece of cake to catch this little one now! Yeah, right!!!!! Turns out he must be so tiny yet that he doesn't trip the trap - drat! I've gone thought 2 cans of cat food a day, and every time I go back the food is gone but the trap is still wide open. I figured at the very least, with all the food he's been getting, pretty soon he'll gain enough weight to trip the trap. until then, to help things along, I put some rocks gently on the plate that trips the lid, just to add a little weight to help the little one along.

    So, tonight we're eating dinner and the phone rings. It's the people next door to where the trap is. They tell me he's in the trap - I've caught him! Hooray! Hop in the golf cart and away I go. Pull in the lot, shine the lights on the trap and oh s**t, that's no little kitten, that's a full blown adult feral, rolling around trying to get out and hissing at me - oh s**t!!!

    Well, I'm already committed, so I covered the cage and the cat calmed down. I was able to get it home and animal control will be here in the morning to pick him/her up. This is NOT what I signed up for! needless to say, this kitty is NOT Robin's succession plan!
    Tubby
    Spring 1986 - Dec. 11, 2004
    RIP Big Boy
    -----------
    Peanut
    Fall 1988 - Jan. 24, 2007
    RIP Snotty Girl
    -----------
    Robin
    Fall 1997 - Oct. 6, 2012
    RIP Sweet Monkeyhead Girl

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,242
    Oh, goodness, well, TNR one cat at a time until kitten appears?
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Tabbyville, PA
    Posts
    15,825
    Keep it up. That little fellow is just pulling the string along so you fall completely head over heels for him before he agrees to be caught in the trap.

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Posts
    22,820
    If the big adult cat got the food, the little one is probably very hungry by now. Maybe if you only set up the trap
    when you see the little one around. Set the trap and move back away from it while the cat is drawn in by the tasty
    aroma of fish or whatever. Then cover with a towel & bring him home. If it doesn't work, take the trap home & try
    again later. Best of luck winning him/her over.

    The spring trap hook sometimes can stick a bit & doesn't release the spring when they step on the metal plate.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Litter Box, Greenville, SC
    Posts
    4,755
    Perhaps while big cat is at animal control, you can catch little cat, who won't be so afraid to come out?

    Good luck with your mission.
    Anne
    Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, and Callie.





    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    Posts
    12,031
    I feel like I have been reading a really good book and just now find someone has removed the final pages.

    I hope this story ends well.

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark - GMT+1
    Posts
    14,777
    Debbie, I hope you get him/her soon! What's gonna happen to the one you caught? Tell us more!

    Best of luck!!!
    Randi



    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


  8. #23
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Ploss's Halfway House for Homeless Cats
    Posts
    18,317
    I feel your pain, girl. Ever try a "drop trap". While they're busy eating, you gently pull a rope, while keeping an eye on the trap, and it'll drop over him. There's a small "hatch" door to hook a carrier up to it to remove him from the trap.

    Remember when I Lil Eli, the feral kitten Ramanth caught? He fell through my living room screen when I was living in MI. It took me 5 nights of trapping the same, sappy big fat white and black cat before I realized he was hiding out in a crawl space to the basement.

    Good luck, Deb and Terry. PLEASE keep us posted!!!!

    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"

    DO NOT BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE!!

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    13,058
    Prayers and loving good wishes for all concerned..

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    I'm not sure, what day is it? ;-)
    Posts
    13,742
    Sorry, so much going on I forgot to post.

    I brought the big honking male in the trap home that night and animal control was supposed to come in the morning to pick him up. However, in the morning I had to make a phone call back to them so they didn't come because.......he was gone! The towel I used to cover him was torn and laying there and he was gone! I couldn't imagine how, but he must have fought so much the trap door came open and he was gone. Couldn't believe it.

    Haven't seen hide nor hair of him or the kitten since. It's like it was all a bad dream and never really happened......weird.

    So, that's the end of the story. Not a good ending, not a bad ending, but one that leaves you hanging on....maybe waiting for "Resort Cats 2"?
    Tubby
    Spring 1986 - Dec. 11, 2004
    RIP Big Boy
    -----------
    Peanut
    Fall 1988 - Jan. 24, 2007
    RIP Snotty Girl
    -----------
    Robin
    Fall 1997 - Oct. 6, 2012
    RIP Sweet Monkeyhead Girl

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com