Tuesday, May 20, 2014

making preparations

I'm gearing up for a second drop trap attempt for the new boy.

I've been acclimating him to eat under the drop trap, something he doesn't have a problem doing if the food is decent enough! I've switched over to Friskies and all is well in the world once again. I've got the neuter appointment set for Wednesday morning, which means Tuesday night will be another all night drop trap vigil. Good times!

You'll never get me in that trap!

A few hours after this picture was taken, some jerks broken into my garage and made off with a bunch of the new tools that I purchased last summer for my big remodeling project. By the look of things, they didn't stay very long and only took the large items that were out in plain sight. I'm thankful they didn't take any of my TNR traps or the trail camera that was sitting outside the garage pointing in the opposite direction. If only I had pointed the camera toward the garage door rather than away, I would have nice pictures of people stealing my stuff.

I learned about the break-in as I was heading out the door to teach the Basic TNR class. Needless to say, I was not in the best of moods for the class, but the students were happy to learn the TNR fundamentals and now they want to get some hands on field experience! In my humble opinion, the more people we have participating in TNR the better.


  1. I am sad to hear about the tools. I wouldn't be surprised if someone saw you renovating and made note. I'm amazed at the number of people who have security cameras around their homes. Might consider it.

    Glad to hear you had a successful TNR class :-)

  2. I am so sorry that happened. Not empty words,

  3. rude....there is no excuse for stealing (ok - unless it is dinner from a sibling, but that is TOTALLY different). good luck tonight!!

  4. OH we are so sorry about the loss of your tools. That is awful. Just can't understand that behavior. WE are hoping you catch your new boy tonight.

  5. That is horrible they took your stuff. Good luck with the trapping!!!

  6. I'm so sorry about the theft.. but that is very cool that you are teaching a class and hanging out with other cat people..

  7. Well, that's sucks, the theft. Hope you filed a police report--the thieves probably are hitting multiple properties in the area. Idiots. Hope karma comes back to bite them...hard.

    Good luck trapping this fellow tonight!

  8. Well that sucks! Will your home insurance cover the cost of replacing the tools?
    Good luck for the trapping.
    Jane x

  9. so sorry your stuff was stolen - God Bless you for all the TNR work you do. I have used the drop trap several times, too.

  10. OMC So sowwy yous got wobbed. Dat's just pawful. Meez be purrayin' fuw yous. And yes meez agwees da mowe people innewested in TNR da mowe kitties dat can be saved.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


  11. WE are so sorry to hear about the theft of your tools. Yes, it is too bad your camera wasn't pointing the other way.
    Good luck with the TNR of the feral kitty!

  12. So sorry to hear some people took your tools! That's awful :(

    Did you get the new boy into the trap after all? We hope so.

  13. Oh that nice boy isn't gonna know what hit him! The Human says Good for you for helping him, but I say, I dunno. I was kinda mad when mine got chopped off!

    We hope bad karma comes to those bad stealer-peeps!


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