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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #283 on: July 31, 2018, 06:11:25 AM »
Not a bad life, house arrest, is it?
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #282 on: July 31, 2018, 05:49:09 AM »
 :evillaugh:  Undoubtedly, Dave.   ;)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #281 on: July 31, 2018, 03:26:30 AM »
Bramble seems to be settling down nicely, though she spends a lot of time on top of my printer, possibly an act of revenge!




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #280 on: July 27, 2018, 08:29:29 AM »
More like tri-dimensional chess from Star Trek, too many moves across too many boards.  :shify:

Still both cats in and under temp house arrest is great, you'll get washed again soon I am sure Dave.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #279 on: July 27, 2018, 05:52:22 AM »


Well done, Dave.  :wow:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #278 on: July 27, 2018, 03:10:04 AM »
Bramble was not at all happy about being trapped indoors last night, yowling loudly and hissing at Lily if she got too near.
 She's settled down a bit now though.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #277 on: July 26, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »


I like your style, Dave.  Quidditch with cats.   :evillaugh:




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #276 on: July 25, 2018, 23:39:48 PM »
I think of it more as a game of chess - of a kind that might be played at somewhere like Hogwarts!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #275 on: July 25, 2018, 22:54:55 PM »
so it's Dave 2 Cats 0

but is it only half-time? :shify:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #274 on: July 25, 2018, 22:25:02 PM »
Bramble certainly is! As long as Lily keeps falling for the string on the door trick, she can go out.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #273 on: July 25, 2018, 22:20:33 PM »
Hurrah! I am so glad you have finally managed to get these little madams in again  ;D I suspect they are going to be under 'house arrest' for some time!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #272 on: July 25, 2018, 22:14:22 PM »
...and Lily's in! Same trick, I found out that the string would move past the closed inside door, so I could trap Lily without Bramble escaping.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #271 on: July 25, 2018, 20:16:20 PM »
Well, Bramble's in. The string on the door trick worked! I actually thought it was Lily at first, and that was who I was trying to trap!
Not sure how I'm going to get Lily in. Bramble needs to go upstairs so I can open the door again, but she's not cooperating!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #270 on: July 24, 2018, 12:48:08 PM »
The sooner it goes cold the better!
Even then, I'm not sure Bramble will come in to stay voluntarily. She does sneak in for food though so the trick with string that I use on Lily should work on her, if the trap doesn't work.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #269 on: July 24, 2018, 10:49:34 AM »
What a pickle! I bet you wish this warm weather would break.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #268 on: July 23, 2018, 18:42:46 PM »
she sure is a champion lurker, Dave - I'd be tempted to put down some really smelly fish an inch from her nose, just to test her patience, and then do some lurking myself
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #267 on: July 23, 2018, 16:26:06 PM »
Bramble heard me put some food down, and she's waiting on the other side of the gate until the coast is clear!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #266 on: July 20, 2018, 19:45:41 PM »
It would have been a better photo if I'd remembered to cut back that mint that the camera insisted on focussing on!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #265 on: July 20, 2018, 19:32:50 PM »
Lovely pic Dave. ;D
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2018, 18:05:49 PM »
Bramble ran off when she heard me come home on my mobility scooter today, then ran off again when I put some food out for her, but not too far!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #263 on: July 17, 2018, 23:13:37 PM »
I'm not sure how long the new one will last. All the others in the street have been chewed  away at the bottom by dogs and clawed away at the top by cats!  :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #262 on: July 17, 2018, 22:48:40 PM »
TBH, our gate was replaced a couple of years ago, the original was a good thick one that had lasted for more than my 24 years tenure at that point. The new one is so thin it is wrecked already, looks far worse than yours.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #261 on: July 17, 2018, 15:12:49 PM »
Little so and so's. :rofl: I think you need a new gate Dave. :naughty:
Just had a word with the landlord and I'm getting a new gate in the next 2 or 3 weeks!   :yayyy:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #260 on: July 17, 2018, 08:02:52 AM »


Yes, there are a lot of missing cat posters round our way too.  Makes my heart lurch for each and every one of them.  Ours have been spending a lot of time outdoors, but as it rained heavily overnight, all three were in when we got up - Moray was one very soggy moggy.   :evillaugh:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #259 on: July 16, 2018, 20:29:05 PM »
I will for now, though she doesn't really give me much choice!  :rofl:
Bramble can look after herself pretty well, but I'll be looking more seriously at getting her in when November approaches, and probably keeping her in until the new year, that whole period now being firework season.


YES SHE WILL NEED TO BE IN BY THEN

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #258 on: July 16, 2018, 19:48:19 PM »
I'm hoping it's the weather that makes them want to stay out, it'll make it easier to get them in when it turns colder. There certainly seem to be a lot more missing cat posts on the local lost pet Facebook page than usual.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #257 on: July 16, 2018, 18:49:57 PM »



Bless you Dave  :rofl:


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #256 on: July 16, 2018, 18:49:02 PM »
it's a shame, Dave - for a while it looked as if Bramble was going to be happy joining Lily on the sofa, (or your head  :evillaugh:) but now it looks as if Lily has decided instead to join Bramble on her outdoor adventures
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #255 on: July 16, 2018, 18:20:56 PM »
I will for now, though she doesn't really give me much choice!  :rofl:
Bramble can look after herself pretty well, but I'll be looking more seriously at getting her in when November approaches, and probably keeping her in until the new year, that whole period now being firework season.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #254 on: July 16, 2018, 18:04:23 PM »
LILY IS BEAUTIFUL

I WOULD LEY BRAMBLE DO HER OWN THING TBH

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #253 on: July 16, 2018, 17:18:08 PM »
Well Lily's in today, and Bramble's close by. Getting Lily in was like living in the pages of the Beano! I put some of her favourite food inside the back door, then left the door ajar with some string tied to the handle, and trailed the string around the corner and waited. As soon as I heard the bowl move I pulled the string and caught her!
It's only thin string though, so if I want to try this trick with  Bramble I'm going to have to find something stronger. She'll probably hurl herself at the door if she sees it closing!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #252 on: July 16, 2018, 12:01:24 PM »
Both of them stayed out last night, but they were both nearby. Bramble even got close enough that I could have grabbed her, if there hadn't been a bin in the way, and she only moved away because Lily leapt on her!
It's very overcast today, so hopefully it'll rain and I can at least get Lily in!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #251 on: July 16, 2018, 07:35:59 AM »




Well done, Dave.  I know what you mean though - tricks like that, you can only use the once and then you're done for.   :innocent:







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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #250 on: July 15, 2018, 00:18:28 AM »
Liy is the silver tabby, Bramble, the dark one.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #249 on: July 14, 2018, 23:42:25 PM »
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL CATS, WHICH ONE IS WHICH

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2018, 18:59:00 PM »
 :rofl:

Lily spent two nights out last weekend, but she's more trusting than Bramble, so easier to trick! On the third evening when she thought she'd be staying out, she kept sneaking in for food, then running off when she heard me approach, so I tied some string to the door handle and waited round the corner, and when she went for the food I pulled the string. It'll be a while before I can use that one again on Lily, and it won't work at all on Bramble - she's far too cautious!
The second day with rain, and Bramble's making good use of the kennel. I'm not ging near her if I can help it, unless it's to put out food. Hopefully she'll relax enough eventually that I can catch her.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2018, 18:18:22 PM »
Dey iz nawtey kittiez. :rofl: Spechullie dat Bramble. Eye Mus learn mowr, Pippin. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #246 on: July 13, 2018, 08:31:36 AM »
at least you know where they are, they are such pretty girls  :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #245 on: July 12, 2018, 19:44:02 PM »
The pair of them in next door's yard again today. It wasn't as hot today as it has been, but warm and dry, so they needed some shade.
After I got Lily in, the heavens opened up. That still wasn't enough to bring Bramble in, but she has, at long last started using the kennel. Previously she'd only used it as a feeding station, but she's in there now, sheltering from the rain. No photo, unfortunately, if I open the door she runs off!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #244 on: July 04, 2018, 06:45:28 AM »
 :innocent: :innocent:              What are they like?   Must admit, we're seeing very little of our 3 in this fabulous weather, although Malt at least has been happily playing in the garden - she loves watching all the activity from the birds, bees, frogs and flies  :evillaugh:

Your gate looks a lot like ours, Dave.   :rofl:



 


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