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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #135 on: December 13, 2017, 00:19:08 AM »
Oh for crying out loud, she's got an accomplice now!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #134 on: December 11, 2017, 11:24:37 AM »
Unless she manages to somehow escape (and we all know how crafty cats can be!) Bramble will be staying in until the first Sunday of the new year. It might have been sooner, but then I realised that there would almost certainly be fireworks on New Years Eve. I got off fairly lightly in November, but my (and the cats') luck can't hold!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #133 on: December 11, 2017, 06:38:55 AM »
In this respect, the cold weather is your friend, Dave.   :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #132 on: December 11, 2017, 06:22:46 AM »
I think you need to choose another chair! :rofl:

Seriously, it's good that she is calm and affectionate - until you let her out again. :naughty:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #131 on: December 11, 2017, 01:13:59 AM »
Bramble has now taken to jumping onto my chair whenever I get up. That and sidling up beside me to be stroked when I'm sitting on it, including when Lily's on my lap, nudging Lily until she gives Bramble a wash! I couldn't reach my camera for that, but here's a photo of Bramble looking daggers at me because she thinks I'm about to turf her out of the chair!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #130 on: December 02, 2017, 17:36:01 PM »
I was thinking more along the lines of some sort of plastic sheeting, at least at first, to keep any rain off the bait. I thought I'd need something of the sort on Thursday, as it had rained all week, but I got lucky. :)

Still calm and collected. Bramble is even letting me stroke her, but I think she's just biding her time until she sees an opportunity to escape!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #129 on: December 02, 2017, 07:59:58 AM »
Time to get some of the faux ivy that you get to disguise the bins and such to disguise the bright metal of the trap if you need to use it again. ;)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #128 on: December 01, 2017, 22:12:46 PM »
I want to try to give her time to forget about the trap, if possible, in case I need to use it again. :evillaugh:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #127 on: December 01, 2017, 21:52:04 PM »
Much as I disagree with cats being restricted without reason if they are used to being outdoor cats, I'd be keeping Bramble under house arrest until Christmas at least. :shify: :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #126 on: December 01, 2017, 17:47:00 PM »
Still close today, but I daren't let Bramble out yet.






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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #125 on: December 01, 2017, 12:29:47 PM »
She did seem very settled - until I took her upstairs. I'm not letting her out for a while, but I don't want Lily to feel as if she's being punished, so she can go out. At the moment, Lily's coming home fairly early (she's in now), though I don't entirely trust her so, when I'm going out for the evening, I don't let her out. I'll be going out tomorrow evening, so all the cats can mingle downstairs for a bit longer.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #124 on: December 01, 2017, 08:20:31 AM »
well done Dave, she doesn't look unhappy either!

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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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