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!
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 ;-)ReplyDelete
Wow we can't wait to hear how this adventure will end! Good luck!!ReplyDelete
Fingers and paws crossed you catch the right black cat, on the first try!ReplyDelete
Oh my, I hope you catch the jackpot cat on the first try!ReplyDelete
Best wishes on catching the right kitty!ReplyDelete
Good luck, and good job!ReplyDelete
we agree with Terri - there must be a sign about your backyard and black cat safety. :) Good luck catching him!!ReplyDelete
OMC Good luck wiff dat. And Fank yous fuw helpin' out all meez kinfolk. ☺ReplyDelete
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥
Hope you get him. I know what a challenge it is to trap the cats. Good luck.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete