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    Feral straining breathing

    Update: I still can't get closer than 10 feet or so but she is starting to sort of "air knead" when I am talking to her through the window. Weirdest thing. Almost like it is an involuntary muscle movement. This is just a short clip but it goes on as long as I stay at the window. Her little...
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    Feral straining breathing

    thanks Jcatbird! I am really trying. Would love to give this baby the loving I know she is wanting! #patience. My wife thinks I am a weirdo for doing all this. But she is caretaker for another 4 ferals we keep watch over. We've been looking after this little clowder for about 3 years. 5 ferals...
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    Havent been back in awhile but here is an update for those interested. Mimicking the same behaviors I got her to come up a few more times and eat while I was on my knees crouched over facing the other direction about 10 ft away. Then she just wouldnt any more. More affectionate than ever...
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    Feral straining breathing

    A lot of trial and error tonight. Laying flat or on side in any direction didnt work. But once I was on my knees facing opposite direction about 12 feet from dinner, I kept calling her and after about 10 minutes she came up to eat. Positioned herself where she could watch me while she ate. I...
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    Feral straining breathing

    Update! I've got her playing with a toy. As you can see, she doesnt really seemed to be bothered about the breathing. I rubbed that toy all over me before putting it out there. Maybe she will recognize the smell. Still no luck making direct contact. When I bring food out, I sit on the ground...
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    Feral straining breathing

    Love your story! Thanks for sharing! Encouraging!
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    Feral straining breathing

    Hi! Thank you! Yes. I do remember that, and I am frankly horrified that if I catch her for a vet visit she might run away and never return. The feedback I initially sought here was whether this looked like a serious enough ailment that it warranted the drastic step of catching her and taking...
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    Feral straining breathing

    I dont have a screen on that window. But I have cracked it open about one inch so she can hear me better and she wont come up with the window cracked. I do have screens I could put there to try that though.
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    Feral straining breathing

    Hi there! Thanks for the ideas! We have a cat and a dog inside and all the things you say are a possibility. I dont think its a smell because when I go out there with her food, she dashes away down the steps where she can watch me until I leave. She literally stays there until she hears the...
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    Feral straining breathing

    IKR? You would think she would be all over me. Crazy! I have gone out there with her dinner, which she is usually waiting for sat quietly away from the food on far end of the deck and she wont come up. I've only waited about 30 minutes at the longest. I've got some god ideas from here that I...
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    Feral straining breathing

    Thanks everyone. Going to try some other tactics and KFC for to convince her into a crate or the trap and try getting her to vet. Appreciate your ideas and thoughtfulness! Its hard to believe I cant get her to come to me. Here is a short video of how she behaves when I am on the other side of...
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    was able to post to YouTube! thanks!
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    I just saw that my drop box link is awaiting the moderator's approval. The site won't allow me to upload a video file but I will try as a zip file.
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    Feral straining breathing

    Wow! Thanks everyone for the replies, will try to reply to all you kind folks in one message! First, I was able to post video to dropbox. You don’t need to log in to see it, just ignore the login part. It is fall where we are, just starting to get cooler. In the 50's F. My wife says she has...
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    I was able to post a short video at dropbox. output.wmv thanks!
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    Feral straining breathing

    Hi everyone, I am new to this site and forum. Hoping to find some information or advice. There is a feral living in my backyard. Female that I think is about 3 years old. A year ago I was able to TNR her and she stayed away for 3 months and now every day comes up to my back deck to eat and...
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