Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! This is the best news to date! I'm so happy that she's inching closer than ever. Will it help if you left some of her blankets or toys with her scents on them and that will give her more confidence to move back into the house?OHOHOH!!!! She’s in the GREENHOUSE right now!!She just walked past the camera!! She is a hair closer!!!!! There is a dish of food just at the opposite end of the building from where she entered! I bet she is headed for that! Yesterday the camera faced opposite but I moved it last night since I had not caught her on it. It was a quick look but I happened to be looking at the right moment. Heh. Just when I was ready to chuck these cameras too! I have a bed set up in there for her with her scent on it. Also her litter box! C’mon Thrasher!!! Oh. That makes me think of something I need to tell someone else.
Ok, sure, thanks.I will take a photo when it is daylight.
Oh, my question was is there a trap door just like the cage used to trap them and when they step on the plate, the door closes so that the cat is trapped inside and cannot get out again.There is not automatic door but I have put two openings at the corners of the building itself. Previously other cats pulled some screen and plastic from the door so she has three entrances she can use.
So very relieved you had a Thrasher siting. I wonder what happened to turn her wild again. Is that something that happens sometimes with kitties? You have a lot of catjoy and catlove in your house. Hope Thrasher will find her way home to it again. Best of luck today with your quality of life exam for your kitty.I need to post very early today. Tomorrow is a very important vet appointment. It’s a quality of life exam. I need every second of time here today. I am hoping test values come back good.
The other news is this. Look close. See the outline of a cat in the dark?
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Obviously ,I could not tell any more than anyone else there but I sat motionless. After about a half hour, a cat emerged from under a shed. Into the bright sun of day, without any doubt at all, there was Thrasher. She spotted me and circled right back under the shed to emerge on the side where I had placed a third dish of chicken. I had placed the dishes according to my observations and BJ’s indications. Spot on! The sun lit up the gold in her fur and I saw her face clearly. I had watched a cat moving through the underbrush but until she emerged, I could not be sure. Now I am. Thrasher lives. I say still long enough for her to eat and I will repeat this routine at each meal. Never pursuing until she indicates she recognizes me again. I tried to take BJ back there but he got spooked by a lawnmower across the road and fled back into the gate. Then he held up his paws for me to pick him up. He was willing to circle around and go close to where Thrasher had been. He marked a trail for her and then returned towards the house so I brought him back inside. He is an amazing cat. He does love his Clowder. Cats are the most devoted of creatures. I am guessing he will want to do another search late today. My heartfelt thanks to everyone for holding out hope that Thrasher is still out there. Hope paid off. Never, ever give up.
If I may, I would like to ask for very strong hope, purrs and paryers for tomorrow. The appointment is for Smokey. She is a tough girl and my hope extends to her.
Now, how about a smile?
When I returned last night after crossing over the paths that Thrasher has been traveling, Banjo got very excited. After she released her Dad from his harness, she turned her attention to me.
Being sniffed intensely! Lol
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Do you recognize something Banjo?
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Checking to be sure.
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No doubt about it!
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Head butts all over for you! You may not know it yet human but....
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You found her! You found our Thrasher! I such a happy cat!
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Making biscuits for you like I did as a kitten!
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This is what joy feels like.
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Now it’s time to be thankful.
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Indeed. And we are.
Smiling a smile of great relief. I have a place to start.