|Temps for this week|
That's what the hubby tells me almost every day! It's too darn cold out there, and I get mad at the TV that continues to spew unwanted data.
|Ice from the 'o' cats water bucket|
I called the vet's office, and they said they had time if I brought him in RIGHT NOW. So, I gamely grabbed a cat carrier, and went outside to try to stuff Patty into it.
Hahaha! Yeah, right. I barely made it out of that fracas with all of my fingers, and Patty ran away to hide under the car. I called the vet back to cancel, then dragged the drop trap out of hiding, covered it with landscape fabric, and set it up on the feeding station.
In the next few days, I'll move the food bowls deeper underneath and remove one stick, so I can get Patty 'way inside when I pull the string and the trap drops around him. He'll be mad, but I'll be able to get him to the veterinarian to check him out. The temps are going to dip down so low...with that four-letter word that starts with S_ _ _...that I would rather he stay in The Cat Hotel with Sweetie to keep warm and dry, until it gets above freezing next weekend. Plus, it gives me a few days to work on trapping him.
|Drop trap now in action!|
|Patty is already halfway there|
This procedure worked when I trapped Sammy in May 2014. Sammy was wise to all of my other trapping tricks, so camouflaging the drop trap as the food station awning was my last idea, and it worked. Don't think that what happened to Sammy (Rest in Peace, baby) isn't weighing heavily on my mind, but I will not make Patty suffer because I'm being a weenie. I love these cats! And, it's my responsibility to keep them healthy and as safe as possible.
Wish me luck on my new trapping expedition, and I will continue to cuss at the Weather Channel!