Around dusk, Mama Kitty came for some food. What a wonderful surprise! The kittens were not with her, but she ate a lot. She was also very interested in the catnip I had sprinkled between the Dining Hall and the trap. She rolled and rolled in it! After her frolicking, she made her way into the trap and chowed the bowl of catnip, that was the bait.
I didn't trigger the trap even though trapping her is something I want to do (so she can be spayed). The timing wasn't right with her kittens out there somewhere. They need her now, so that will have to wait. Hopefully, I get another chance.
Right when Mama Kitty left, BK woke up from his afternoon slumber. He loves catnip, so I had raised my hopes again. Sure enough, he was very interested in the nip that was sprinkled in the yard and he got about halfway into the trap but not enough to get him.
I'm starting to realize that trapping BK is probably not much of an option anymore. The next option I am considering is asking if Annie will teach me how to scruff a cat. I have tried this in the past with our cats but I never do it tight enough because I fear hurting them. When Annabelle (the vet) scruffed BK in the exam room, he was completely immobilized and didn't struggle at all. I'm thinking that if I can do that while holding him then I could place him in a carrier for transport. If anyone had any other suggestions on how I can get him into a carrier, I would love to hear them.
If you're wondering why I don't just try to stuff him in a crate sometime when I am holding him like I do with the indoor cats, it's because I know he's not afraid of using his teeth! The indoor cats never bite when they resist. The first time I tried to make a burrito kitty out of BK he bit me pretty hard and I'm not eager to repeat that experience.
We strung the lights and string beads on the Christmas tree tonight. Theo and Nahum did their best to help! Rose was the first one who climbed the tree, Theo was second.
Tamar posted this comic on her I Have Cat facebook page earlier today and it made me laugh. Very appropriate for Nahum and Theo tonight! I don't know where she got it from, so I can't give credit to whoever created it, but I love it!