I am ready to scream with frustration and pull out my hair!
Callie just REFUSES to go into the trap. I SWEAR she's doing it to DRIVE me NUTS...
For the last 3 nights, I'd set out the trap, watch her sniff around it, take ONE step in to lick the juices off the papers then back off and sit right next to the trap staring at me! ARGGGG! I have left the room several times so she won't see me if she went near the trap but still no luck.
Tonite I feel really bad because I put out tuna fish (LAST RESORT for me) and actually saw her get in the trap - ONE-TWO MORE STEPS and the trap would've shut! I was starting to get sooo excited thinking I've finally succeeded! That D*** CAT (pardon my language-I RARELY swear so this shows how upset I am)- she backed out and jumped up on the fence and looked soo smug!
After a few minutes of frustration, I decided to go and play with my cats and not watch.. WELLLLLLLL, the next thing I know, I saw Callie jumping down from the fence and approach the trap so I walked up to the door and realized that another feral (who doesn't come regularly to feed) got trapped instead! I had to let that POOR terrified feral go (I was planning on trapping him later on and get him fixed but now I'll have a harder time trapping him!) While I was opening the trap door, I swear to u guys, Callie was sitting a few steps away from me watching and I could SWEAR she was LAUGHING
I am getting STRESSED
out cuz news says the storm will hit earlier than expected- will hit tmr (thurs) in the AFTERNOON instead of late Tues nite/early Fri morning so I don't have much longer left before I can catch Callie safely and get her in!!
PLS send me some good luck!
I want to take all food inside tonite so that way Callie'd be hungry BUT at the same time I want other ferals to be able to feed NOW cuz who knows when they can come out to eat after the storm..
Let me know what u think if I should take all food in so Callie can't eat but what about other ferals?!?
I took food in today all day so she didn't get to eat much today but no luck so far....
Ellie, I HOPE u have better luck getting ur ferals in than I am having with Callie!
Be safe! Try to go into the basement- I think that might be safer cuz of less windows? Also keep all ur cats in their carriers during the storm cuz someone mentioned that cats can get scared and run off if the house becomes damaged.
I have also bought Feliway ( couldn't find Bach's rescue remedy) so I hope Feliway works- I'm going to plug it in tmr when the storm starts and hope it keeps my 4 cats CALM...
I am pretty much prepared- I have cat food, all 4 carriers set out, flashlights, extra batteries, candles, junkfood, some good books to read if electricity goes off and start praying that no trees hits my house/basement,no flooding (I live near a river), etc..WISH I don't live alone-
could use another human being with me in my apt.
Two last things left is to get the kennel/crate AND get Callie in! Last nite as I was going to sleep, I suddenly recalled that one of my friends have a big dog crate/kennel so today I asked her at work if she still has the kennel and if she was planning on using it this weekend. She said she wasn't going to use it so she'll let me borrow it! That means I don't have to shell out big bucks for something that I will probably never use again in the future!
Now, I need to concentrate on getting that D*** cat into the trap, transfer to the kennel then try to calm her down.