MY GOD, Tony found Vinnie this morning!
what happened. We had only kept the trap that we rented
on our front porch. We put it out on Saturday and almost
caught the neighbor's cat (we scared him away)--but nothing
night I went and bought another trap since the rental is
due back on Saturday. (And for the cost difference, I might
recommend buying a trap--the rental was $30 and the trap
was $41!) Since I was starting to think that it was more
likely that Vinnie was in the woods, --and Tony was hesitant
to move the front porch trap---We thought it would be a
good idea to at least have a few days with two traps, one
in the back of the condo and one in the front.
soon as I came over Tony's house with the trap, two neighbors
came by, one to see if we found Vinnie and the other to
say he just saw a black cat in the yard and he ran behind
was dusk and we ran outside to try to find him--and we saw
we put the new trap in the back of the condo with some dry
food (Tony went out and got Vinnie's favorite).
night I dreamt that we would find Vinnie TODAY, I felt so
calm and certain that it was going to be a day with good
news! But before I could call Tony and tell him.......
called me on my way to work and Vinnie was in the trap this
morning! The bad new was, the automatic sprinklers went
off on him (we did not even think about that). So he had
a bit of a bath.
has lost a little weight (he was a little pudgy before)
and has a small scratch on his head (probably from sneaking
around)....but we made a vet appointment for him to get
everything checked out. Since I was on my way to work, Tony
let me hear Vinnie purrr on the phone...I could not stop
I can't thank you enough for all of your advice and for
this great website, had it not been for me reading your
advice to everyone--I never would have thought to use a
humane animal trap to catch Vinnie--and we would have gone
about things all wrong!
we were totally concentrating on the front of the condos
and not the back. It goes to show you that moving the traps
and trying different places is essential. We would have
thought that Vinnie would have gone to the front porch---but
we were wrong--because he was too afraid of the cars and
Tonight we are going to post a NEW flyer in the neighborhood,
thanking everyone for their help and letting them know that
Vinnie is safe and home!!!
advice to Willow's parents is to keep moving the traps and
do not give up hope. Your darling kitty is out there! We'll
keep you in our prayers.
post again after we bring Vinnie to the vet!
Warmest Regards from
A Very Ecstatic, Jennifer, Tony
mate Kira doing the catnip thang