Last night, I headed to the stockyards to trap the elusive mama cat who had those poor sick kittens that we rescued last week. We had tried to get her several times before, so I knew i had to come up with a new plan of attack: Operation Chicken McNuggets. I am a vegetarian, but i can tell you that even I can barely resist the smell of those darn chicken nuggets. Well, it took about 10 minutes and that mama cat was in our trap!! Yahooooooooo!! I did a lot of cheering and jumping up and down...the happy cat dance!
I got this beautiful bobtail torti girl home and when i put the trap down, she started meowing and came to the front of the trap....ferals never do that. And then she ate the extra food that I slipped inside the trap while I sat there...ferals don't do that either. So then i decided to carefully put my finger through the side of the trap and touch her side. When I did that, she lifted up and started to purr and then began head butting the trap....ferals DEFINITELY don't do that!!! I reached inside and scratched her chin and she rolled right over. Oh boy, this poor sweetie had clearly been someone's pet and got abandoned at the stockyards.
Her spay appointment isn't until tomorrow, so i decided to bring her inside and put her in my guest bedroom. I let her out of the trap and put her up on the bed. She was purring like crazy and making biscuits on the bed. She is so affectionate!!! I am so torn now. I absolutely hate the thought of putting her back out there, but we have 6 kittens to find homes for and finding good homes for adult cats is extremely difficult. We'll just have to see what we can do.
I tried to take photos of her, but the camera scared her, so i can't share this lovely girl with you yet. BUT here are a few photos of Gilly and Basil...they are always more than happy to mug for the camera :)!!