Tuesday, May 13, 2014

bonded pair

MK and Pierre are a bonded pair of ferals. This is the scene I was greeted with this morning when I brought Oliver outside in the morning:


After breakfast and a romp with Oliver around the yard, MK and Pierre have settled into Oliver's house, where they are enjoying a nice cuddle:



Meanwhile, I've been devising my plan for trapping the new cat who's been coming around.


This boy has a date at the neuter clinic tomorrow morning!


I wonder if he's related somehow to Oliver and the family. He's black with a small white patch on his chest and he looks to be about Oliver's size.

Trapping him will be a challenge, as I don't want to trap MK, Pierre, or Nora. I'll bring Oliver inside the house, so he won't be around to chase off the new boy. At first I thought I would use a regular trap, but then I realized that won't work, because I'll need to selectively trap to make sure I get the right cat. 

Oliver snoopervises Pierre as he eats the bait!

I have decided to go with the drop trap. This way I can sit in the car, and wait and watch. Of course, determining one black cat from another in the dark is a bit of a challenge. So, even with the drop trap, odds are high I could get the wrong cat.

Pierre eating drop trap bait

I'll be up late tonight waiting for the new boy to get under the drop trap - then he's mine!

10 comments:

  1. Good luck catching the newbie! I think there's a rumor going around that your house is "the place" to be if you're a black cat ;-)

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  2. Wow we can't wait to hear how this adventure will end! Good luck!!

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  3. Fingers and paws crossed you catch the right black cat, on the first try!

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  4. Oh my, I hope you catch the jackpot cat on the first try!

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  5. we agree with Terri - there must be a sign about your backyard and black cat safety. :) Good luck catching him!!

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  6. OMC Good luck wiff dat. And Fank yous fuw helpin' out all meez kinfolk. ☺

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

    Dezi

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  7. Hope you get him. I know what a challenge it is to trap the cats. Good luck.

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  8. You know, you make my heart light when I read your blog. I love cats as much as you do and all that you go through to make life better in any way possible for them, feral or not warms me.

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