Wednesday July 5th, 2017

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Vlad and I made a special trip to Popeyes last night to buy fried chicken.  From what I have read it is the gold standard for cat bait and I have exhausted all my other bait ideas on the mommy cat.  At 5:30am I set up my drop trap in the driveway, ran my string across the road and took a seat on a ledge to sip my coffee and watch.

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While I am sitting there Tiny came to watch, and sit, and wait with me.

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The mom finally went to the trap and couldn’t resist the fried chicken as promised.  She was pretty upset that she fell for my evil trick, but I promised her she would come back home when it was all over and she wouldn’t have to worry about extra mouths to feed any longer.  I set the trap again to try to catch the two remaining kittens, but no luck.

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In the evening I came back to the block and saw the teenaged black cat digging through the trash at the end of the block.  I set up a normal trap with tuna, sardines, cat food, and reheated fried chicken to try to get him.  Every time he got close someone walked by and I was starting to get frustrated so I went and set up my drop trap right next to the normal trap.  It took him a bit, but he finally went under the drop trap and I caught him.  I called him Bumble Bee because he was very wound up like a bumble bee caught in a window.  He definitely had a great deal of energy.  I was so happy to have caught him as I would now meet the number of appointments I had and was set to go for the next morning.