I can't believe it, but we captured all 3 of our little porch purrers a few hours ago. Yesterday the cage I had ordered arrived. I put it out on the porch with their food and water in it so they would investigate. Tonight, I thought maybe I would put some canned cat food in the cage and try to get them. I didn't want MommaKitty in there with them because she fights with them now. It ended up with MommaKitty going in to eat the food (I was giving up for the night. They were too busy playing.) and along comes Tiger, then Skitters, and finally Angel wandered in. As soon as she got through the door I quickly shut it. They went crazy trying to get out. I put an old bedspread over the cage, which I had put out for them several weeks ago to sleep on, over the cage and they quieted right down. After several minutes I carefully let MommaKitty out and we brought the cage into the house. They are afraid but quiet. I'm not too sure how I am going to get them checked out by the vet. I hope they settle down so I can get a hold of them to take them soon. I feel good about catching them because now I know they won't get hit by car or anything else but it also makes me feel a little guilty when I look at them in that cage and know that they won't be running around the yard chasing each other and running up the trees. It will be nice though not to have to scoop poop out of my garden so often now. I also wish I had another cage for MommaKitty. She apparently went into heat several weeks ago and is pregnant again. It would be nice if she had her babies inside so they wouldn't be so fearful of us. Just wanted everyone to know that we finally captured the babies.
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9/18/01 at 8:05pm