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post #31 of 59
Come out of the hay silly girl
post #32 of 59
Thread Starter 
Was just in there for 20 minutes with Miss Kitty (who ate ALL of Tasha's food ). She's not interested in coming out.

I'm trying to track down a trap - I REALLY don't want to do that but it's better to catch her before we have to leave Friday then have to leave her out until monday .

Hopefully she sees M.K. now that I'm gone and comes out
post #33 of 59
If you set the trap, cover it with some of the hay. Before you pick it up (when she's inside), cover it with a blanket and carry it inside to the bathroom, or a small room, set up with food and litter. Let her calm a bit before you uncover the cage and let her out. It's probably best to leave her in the room for a day so she can get her bearing again.
post #34 of 59
Thread Starter 
Thank you - good idea!!
post #35 of 59
It sounds like the poor thing is just scared to death.
post #36 of 59
Do you have something like "Da Bird" to tempt her with? If she sees you in the area playing with your other cats, she may be overcome with "Bird" lust and join you.
post #37 of 59
Thread Starter 


SHE LOVES THE LASER POINTER!!!

Oh but that's not really going to work until it gets dark... still!! If I can't get her in before then, that is a FANTASTIC idea!!
post #38 of 59
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SHE LOVES THE LASER POINTER!!!

Oh but that's not really going to work until it gets dark... still!! If I can't get her in before then, that is a FANTASTIC idea!!
I SOOOOO should have thought of that. I specifically have a laser pointer to capture escaped cats. DOH!
post #39 of 59
Try the laser pointer when it just starts to get dark, that way you can see her! Bring a warmed up can of tuna, and leave Miss Kitty - who might eat the tuna up, lol!

Good luck, I hope this works!
post #40 of 59
Thread Starter 
Well I caught a cat, but it wasn't Tasha Miss Kitty came running to see if I had more yummy treats for her!!

I didn't even get a stir from the hay, the laser pointer couldn't tempt her. I'm calling neighbours tomorrow to see who has a trap .

Otherwise she has to stay outside until Monday night poor girl!!

I'm leaving out a BIG bowl of food for her.
post #41 of 59
you'll be able to get her inside before you have to leave. I know it's getting late... At least you know she's safe. it stays that way at the very least.
post #42 of 59
Thread Starter 
A really great event in a really terrible day.



I caught tasha!!!

(she's busy being MAULED by the dogs right now)

M.K. & I went out to the barn, we were quiet so Tasha just jumped off the hay when she saw us and semi-hid. So I sat and called Miss Kitty over, I petted and petted M.K. and snuck closer and closer and closer until I was close enough to pet then grab Tasha.

I don't think I've ever held a cat so tightly getting her back in the house!!



Hungry but she really looks non the worse for wear. Hopefully we will NEVER go through this again.

Thank you SO much to everyone, for your good thoughts & advice!! It really really helped
post #43 of 59
I've been keeping an eye on this thread to see if there was any good news. Hurrah! Thank goodness she is home and well.
post #44 of 59
Oh thank goodness you were able to get her inside. You much be so relieved!
post #45 of 59
That's great news!

I'm so glad you caught her before you went out of town!

Tasha, you bad girl, stay in the house where you belong!

Also, if you don't normally Frontline her, you might want to. My guess is that she picked up a flea or two nestled in that hay!
post #46 of 59
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I'm so glad you caught her before you went out of town!
I can't tell you how stressed I was!! It would have been a miserable holiday worrying about her at home.

She actually got an OTC (I know!) flea treatment a day or two before she went out, we're going to advantage everyone in another few weeks (once Mango is old enough & we can do them all). That is a good idea though!

She has been scratching a bit, but there was allot of poison ivy over there, does it effect cats? I have to check her for ticks too. Right now she's trying to decide if she likes me or not. She keeps running over & meowing at me, but I think she's mad at me for catching & holding on to her .

I'll give her an hour or two to calm down, I think she's hiding somewhere & sleeping right now .




post #47 of 59
She may still be a little confused or afraid. She just needs some time.

In the photo the dogs look like they are trying to figure out where she was so that if she does it again they will be able to find her.
post #48 of 59
Thread Starter 
probably!

They were REALLY happy to see her! The poor thing couldn't get up with all the noses shoved at her!

Still waiting for Lucas to get up from his long nap today - I'm sure he will be ecstatic!
post #49 of 59
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I think she's hiding somewhere & sleeping right now .

Sleeping on the laundry pile!!!


Meowing at me because I stopped petting her.


'OK I'm TRYING to have a nap! but pet me more...'

VERY tired but I think she's happy to be home .

Lucas just got up & was VERY happy his Asha is home. I'm really sorry we have to leave her to go away for the weekend but at least she's happy, safe, warm & well fed!
post #50 of 59
TASHA'S HOME!

I know it's totally counter-intuitive that they'll hide from people they love - but something about being in territory they don't know often just seems to completely freak them out! Thank goodness you've got a barn!

WHAT a relief for all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Nes View Post
I can't tell you how stressed I was!! It would have been a miserable holiday worrying about her at home.

She actually got an OTC (I know!) flea treatment a day or two before she went out, we're going to advantage everyone in another few weeks (once Mango is old enough & we can do them all). That is a good idea though!

She has been scratching a bit, but there was allot of poison ivy over there, does it effect cats? I have to check her for ticks too. Right now she's trying to decide if she likes me or not. She keeps running over & meowing at me, but I think she's mad at me for catching & holding on to her .

I'll give her an hour or two to calm down, I think she's hiding somewhere & sleeping right now .



If you KNOW about using OTC flea products, why are you still using them?

post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
If you KNOW about using OTC flea products, why are you still using them?
I know some people on the forum don't like them, that's very off topic.


I hadn't realized this before but I've never pat Tasha's tummy before because she's never felt comfortable enough!! But I've had her upside down on the couch DROOLING all afternoon .

No ticks, no big scrapes, definitely fleas Oh well! At least she's home .
post #53 of 59
I think this is a classic situation of wanting to love them or kill 'em!!!!! VERY glad that she is home and safe. Typical cat can't seem to make her mind up as to whether she is annoyed to be safe and sound or estatic!Doesn't she know that she had her owner totally stressed out not to mention all of TCS?
post #54 of 59
So glad to hear the news! Now your holiday can be relaxing and the girl is safe!
post #55 of 59
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I know some people on the forum don't like them, that's very off topic.
Yup it's off topic - but you brought it up.
post #56 of 59
She looks as happy to be in as you are relieved to have her in!! Enjoy your holiday now knowing she is safe and sound.
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
If you KNOW about using OTC flea products, why are you still using them?

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Originally Posted by Nes View Post
I know some people on the forum don't like them, that's very off topic.


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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
Yup it's off topic - but you brought it up.
I'm afraid I am going to have to continue the off topic for just a moment, in order to possibly save Tasha's life. It's not just that people "don't like" OTC flea products, it's that they can be deadly.

It may have been okay with this use, but next time you may not be so lucky. Please, don't use OTC flea products anymore. It's just not worth the risk.

Having said that, I am thrilled that Tasha is home safe and sound where she belongs. She's such a Pretty Cat!

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post #58 of 59
So glad she is back safe. Have a good holiday, free from stress.
post #59 of 59
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am SO glad you caught her!
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