Friday, December 12, 2008

The Kitten Is Safe

Finally, I have her. I am so very excited, relieved, exhausted. This kitten has tested my ability to trap. But I finally got her.
One thing I must admit, I was very foolish today. I lifted the roof of the house she was in to make sure where she was. Then I grabbed the trap, set it by one entry, and added bricks to help prevent her from getting out. Then I put a brick and cardboard by the other entry, then set the trap. 10 hours later, she still hasn't come out. I have done it this way for the last three days. Finally I give up in the late evening, as I don't want to trap her, if I am not out there to bring her in right away.

Well, silly me. Tonight, while watching the web cam, there she was, standing on TOP of the trap. I take a second look, thinking, no that isn't her, but it was. She was never in the little house I had the trap set for. I never realised she moved to another house while I was getting everything ready. Anyhow, so I just set the trap with a bowl of her kibble, and left it in the middle of the shelter. One hour later, there she goes, right into the trap!

It took me about 15 minutes to get her out of the trap and into the cage. I put the blanket that she always sleeps on in the little house, in the cage for her. Once she started sniffing the blanket she walked out of the trap and into the cuddler that the blanket was in.

So, now, I need to work on taming her. She is completely feral. This will take a lot of time and patience. It will be all up to her now.

I will post pictures of her tomorrow.


flydragon said...

Whoo hoo, good for you. Am looking forward to seeing the pics.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Im so happy for you, I know you put alot of energy into this kitty. What is you next step? Do you keep her in you house and work on her, do you take her to the vet? I do the same thing you talked about, walking through stores with an item then putting it back on shelve.

Betty said...

This is the most exciting story! You need to publish it in a magazine for cat lovers, I think. You have worked so hard and it's paying off. You're the best!

Dog_geek said...

Wooohooooo! That is such great news! I knew that you would get her eventually, but I'm so happy that it has happened - I know you were stressed about this poor little girl. Keep us posted on how she is doing - I hope that she can be tamed!

Daniela said...

Ohhh, congratulations. I know how frustrating that can be. I've trapped many ferals in my day. Good luck with her, she sounds like a stubborn little girl.

caroline said...

Congrats on the capture! You have so much patience that I'm sure you will be able to tame her in a short time.

Stacy said...

That is SO good to hear!!!