If you saw yesterday’s post, you may remember that I mentioned the cat rescuer caught two of the three outside kittens. Since there is only one more kitten, and maybe the dad, if we are lucky, we are down to one trap. The rescue human packed up the big drop trap and took it away.
So my human took me out to do something most non-community cats never get to do: examine the cat trap! The trap part isn’t set, of course. A neuter appointment must be available to set it up. When a cat gets trapped, you don’t want to leave them outside in the elements for too long. It’s important to make sure the trap is properly covered, and the cat is taken somewhere safe to await their appointment.
My human invited me to examine it as much as I wanted. Since I do go out back and around the house, the outside cats know my smell, and they have seen me through the leaded glass doors. I think they even like me! And since I was curious and not scared, I didn’t leave any freaked out scents around the trap. (Yes, cats can smell fear, big time.)
I even went all the way inside the trap. Funny how all it took to get me in there was a tiny cat treat, and my human wracks her brain for the tastiest food to tempt the outside kitties.
In case you are wondering, I never get to see the outside kitties getting trapped. When the drop trap was here, the door to the back patio had to be ajar, so I was put in the bedroom. The two kittens that were caught are coming back Wednesday (the original day this post was published). I don’t know when the rescuer is coming back to catch the other kitten. Maybe soon! My human left food out the evening after the kittens were caught, and somebody ate it. My human is assuming it’s the orange kitten, since she saw him on the security cam, frolicking with his mother later that evening. So catching him may not be hard.
Wish us luck!
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