So last night we had very severe weather with tornado watches. I had everything prepped- all the stuff ready to go to the basement or to the car (if our house was compromised and we had to leave after the storms. But I was in absolute misery not feeling like I could pick up two of our indoor cats who came in from outside as totally feral and semi-feral (reverted) conversely. So today I started lift training the true feral, who being only 1 year plus is more trusting than the reverted feral old lady we took in. To my surprise she did fine- no response really. She just wanted pets. I can lift her about 2-3 inches off the ground and move her a foot away. So that's her starting point. The other cat...I don't know what would happen. I've been working on her for at least 6 months trying to get her used to me touching her and getting both hands on her lower sides. Each time I try to lift her she leaps. She recovers but she still leaps and sometimes hisses. This is clearly not at all what she expects me to do. So how do I get the two holdouts to accept being picked up. Furthermore, how do I get them to the point where they can handle being picked up and crated with sirens going off or roaring storms?