And wouldn't you know? The wind pushed the trap 'shut' and broke one of my bowls this afternoon! Rats! Although the trap is not very heavy in itself, when it falls down...ie closes...it can really pack a wallop. Which is why it's so big; no one wants a kitty tail to get pinched. The food bowl goes 'way in, so the entire cat body and tail are inside. We are expecting more wind and maybe some rain tonight, so I closed the trap for the night. Perhaps if I keep opening and closing it, for days, they may start to ignore it as a normal part of their territory now.
Have had a touch of a sinus cold these last few days, which has caused some sleeplessness. Hard to keep one's eye on the ball when it feels like cotton wool is stuffed in your head! I try to let the cats tell me what they need, but that toof put a scare into me, and I don't want Sammy to be suffering. And yet nothing is happening fast, that's for sure. Guess I'll just see how this plays out.