Author Topic: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure  (Read 5246 times)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #123 on: December 01, 2017, 07:33:14 AM »
Well done, Dave.  Good to see her back indoors.   :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #122 on: November 30, 2017, 20:44:30 PM »
it's odd how settled she seems once indoors, despite her antics outdoors

but definitely Dave 1 Bramble 0 for now anyway :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #121 on: November 30, 2017, 18:32:55 PM »
Well, it didn't take long for them to settle, though Bramble was a bit cautious at first. I'm still keeping her indoors for the foreseeable future!




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #120 on: November 30, 2017, 17:27:47 PM »
...and she's back!
I looked out of the window and the trap seemed unsprung, but it was dark and so is Bramble. I didn't want to keep opening the door to look properly as the noise would scare her off, but then I heard her yowling, and sure enough, there she was.
She's a bit unsettled, probably annoyed at being caught, but she's eaten since she came in.
Also, Lily's a bit over excited and keeps pouncing on Bramble, so it might take a while to adjust!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #119 on: November 30, 2017, 15:33:39 PM »
Trap set and baited, and Bramble  set it off inside 3 minutes.
Unfortunately, she set it off from outside the trap, as she was suspicious and tried to reach the food through the wires, so I've reset it and moved it so it backs onto a wall.
Fingers crossed!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #118 on: November 30, 2017, 13:08:37 PM »
It's  :censored: cold here too! It's dry and sunny though, so the food I use as bait won't wash away.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2017, 12:57:10 PM »
hope you catch her Dave, such a shame she is so wary.  its freezing here, can't get mine to go out!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2017, 12:55:00 PM »
She may have sneaked in to grab some food, but I haven't seen her inside, just a fleeting glimpse outside, so she's still coming to the kennel to eat.
The trap arrived today, and I've just spent half an hour figuring out how it works. It wouldn't have taken nearly so long, but Lily "helped"!
I have to go out for an hour or two shortly, and I'd rather not leave the trap unattended even for a short time, so I'll set it when I come home.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #115 on: November 30, 2017, 09:59:36 AM »
Has she been in since the cold snap, Dave?

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #114 on: November 28, 2017, 19:30:51 PM »
The funny thing is, Bramble used to be the easiest to get to come in. All I had to do was take one step outside and she'd run straight in - now she runs away instead.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #113 on: November 28, 2017, 17:47:31 PM »
fingers crossed for you, Dave - the battle of wills between you and Bramble must be so frustrating for you

what an unusual character she is though
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2017, 17:27:35 PM »
Finally got around to ordering a cat trap. All being well, it  should be here by the end of the week. It's collapsible, so it'll beeasy to store in case I need it again.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #111 on: November 25, 2017, 01:22:54 AM »
Pleased about the doppelganger :Luv: :naughty: One less to worry about. Aided by Gourmet.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #110 on: November 20, 2017, 14:46:46 PM »
 :thanks:
On the plus side Lily, who had been staying out overnight more and more, possibly copying Bramble, even though the weather is getting colder, is now coming indoors with no fuss, encouraged by pouches of Purina Gourmet, which she seems to go mad for! One less cat to worry about!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #109 on: November 20, 2017, 13:11:01 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #108 on: November 20, 2017, 10:43:02 AM »
oh Dave what a worry for you

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #107 on: November 20, 2017, 02:20:04 AM »
Bramble's been keeping out of sight again, for several days this time, then all of a sudden she's started coming a bit closer, probably waiting for me to put her food out!.
I had another heart in mouth moment a few days ago, when I was coming home on my scooter. I saw her sitting on the pavement at the end of my road, but when she heard me, she ran straight over the main road. It's not a particularly busy road most of the time, but when it is, the cars are often going well over the speed limit. Luckily she survived unscathed, and she was in the kennel later that night.
I'm seriously considering getting a trap, just so I can relax a bit.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2017, 08:23:09 AM »
glad to hear it, I hate seeing cats by busy roads and they aren't even mine so can imagine how you felt

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #105 on: November 09, 2017, 08:15:28 AM »
   Phew!!   That's a real relief, Dave.  Am hoping she'll see sense very soon, and come back indoors. 

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #104 on: November 09, 2017, 06:17:19 AM »
That's wonderful Dave. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: You must be so relieved. ;D :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #103 on: November 09, 2017, 03:21:29 AM »
I was starting to panic, as I still hadn't seen Bramble, and I was wondering if I might just be feeding other people's cats, but I just shine a torch from an upstairs windofw, and there she was!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #102 on: November 08, 2017, 13:14:43 PM »
I still haven't seen her since town. That doesn't necessarily mean anything, I've gone days without seeing her before, but I'll feel a bit calmer once I've seen her.
The food is still being eaten, and if it was being taken by other cats I would have spotted at least one of them by now, I'm sure, so I'm still hopeful.
And yes, she'll be under close arrest indefinitely the first chance I get!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #101 on: November 08, 2017, 13:06:39 PM »
I hope that it wasn't her and that she is closer to home. :hug: I suspect that when you finally get her again her days as an outdoor cat are numbered.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #100 on: November 08, 2017, 06:51:37 AM »
Oh Gods, Dave.  That's scary.  I do hope it wasn't Bramble.   :hug: :hug:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #99 on: November 08, 2017, 00:22:15 AM »
I had quite a fright today. I was in town, about half a mile away from home, and the other side of a very busy road, when (I'm 99% sure) I saw Bramble. As soon as she saw me, she ran straight across that busy road.  Thankfully she got to the other side unscathed, though a car did pull up quite sharply.
I haven't seen her near home yet, but I'm fairly certain it's her eating the food in the kennel.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2017, 21:04:17 PM »




Glad she's ok

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2017, 13:31:10 PM »
glad you have seen her, she keeps you on your toes doesn't she!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #96 on: November 05, 2017, 15:25:59 PM »
As expected, it was like World War Three out there last night, and Bramble was nowhere to be seen. I was getting a bit worried that she'd been scared away, or worse, then a couple of hours ago she turned up. Phew!
I checked the food in the kennel was topped up, and she moved away a bit, but she came back soon after I got out of the way, and she's been sat on the bin for almost an hour.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #95 on: October 31, 2017, 15:08:05 PM »
:thanks: It's the upcoming fireworks that have me worried. Hopefully they won't panic her into leaving the area.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #94 on: October 31, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
I think Kay's right Dave.  It seems she prefers to be outside, frustrating (and understandably upsetting) though that is.  Incidentally, you have made the outdoor shelter particularly inviting.   :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2017, 15:18:51 PM »
that's excellent, Dave - now she has found it let's hope she makes it her home, at least while she insists on stopping out

it just means she's your outdoor cat, that's all
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2017, 13:15:09 PM »
Even more progress. I've only ever seen Bramble inside the kennel when the food I leave for her is at the back. Even when it's pouring down, she finds somewhere else to shelter.
Last night, as I was putting food out for her, I saw Bramble curled up inside the kennel. As soon as she saw me she ran off, else I would have caught her, and I thought I'd made her too nervous to return to the kennel, but I left the food, hoped for the best, and went up to bed.
On the way though, I shone a torch out of an upstairs window, and there she was, back in the kennel!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2017, 16:29:30 PM »
More progress today, I think. Clio spends a lot of time in the kennel, pinching the food I put out for Bramble, but I think her presence makes Bramble a bit calmer, and less likely to run off when she sees or hears me. (Clio's in the second picture too, but in the corner so you can hardly see her.)




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2017, 14:32:01 PM »
This must be terribly frustrating for you Dave - not to mention worrying!  :( I do hope Bramble soon decides that it is so much more comfortable inside  :hug:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #89 on: October 17, 2017, 05:46:46 AM »
I definitely see it as progress, Dave, but also understand your desire to have her back inside.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #88 on: October 16, 2017, 23:41:17 PM »
I'm hoping she comes in before the fireworks start, or at least isn't scared away by them.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #87 on: October 16, 2017, 22:34:58 PM »
Progress is progress Dave. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #86 on: October 16, 2017, 16:56:57 PM »
Bramble still won't come in, but something just happened that makes me think she's getting less skittish.
I was just about to put some chicken out for her when I saw her sitting on the wall. Normally, she scarpers as soon as I approach the door, but this time she stayed put. She let me get within 4 feet, then waited for me to leave and ate the chicken. (I sneaked a peek though a window!)
It doesn't sound like much, but I'll take whatever progress I can get!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2017, 16:19:37 PM »
Even Lily has started coming in early now the weather is less pleasant - Bramble must have been really annoyed by that vet visit!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2017, 16:14:42 PM »
Naughty Bramble, how very frustrating for you Dave. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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