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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2017, 23:21:33 PM »
Awww, lovely photos!  :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2017, 23:04:27 PM »

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2017, 20:04:30 PM »
I'm keeping Bramble upstairs while the other two are out, then letting her down when the door is shut so she can socialise. It seems to be working, but the time she comes down will vary, depending on when Lily comes in. The weather forecast for the next couple of days is for rain, so Lily shouldn't be out late.


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2017, 20:21:30 PM »
Perish the thought. ;) :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2017, 18:11:51 PM »
Not just chicken. Today it was lamb. I always buy more meat than I would normally need so the cats can have some. It's mainly to bribe Lily into coming in, but I can't leave the others out!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2017, 17:55:59 PM »
I would have said at least a week, with lots of chikkun to remind her of how good home is. ;)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2017, 17:54:34 PM »
I'm not sure. A week or two, probably. She'll be on her own a lot of the time, as I  don't want to keep the other two in for no good reason. I'm never going to be certain she won't stay out again, so I'll just have to guess.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2017, 17:41:07 PM »
I don't blame you. :hug: How long is she grounded for?
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2017, 17:25:47 PM »
Thanks! I was afraid I might be overdoing the photos! I probably should ease off a little, if only to avoid alarming Bramble.
No pic this time, because I was too busy fending off Lily who was trying to steal my dinner, but Bramble overcame her distrust of me to sit in front of me until I gave her some meat from my plate. Things are almost back to normal, but I'm still not ready to risk letting her out.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2017, 14:18:17 PM »
 

Great pics and commentary  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2017, 14:03:39 PM »
Dave, I can't believe this - it's just amazing!  An so good to see!   :wow:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2017, 09:27:18 AM »
Even more progress!  ;D
Lily and Bramble were sitting on the sofa, with Bramble on the arm, and I  decided it was time to turn in. I had to walk past them to get to the door to the stairs, and I expected Bramble to run away from me. Instead, although she flinched, she just curled up with Lily. She actually let me stroke her too!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2017, 23:22:12 PM »
I am very glad things are going well  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2017, 22:27:39 PM »
These two are back to normal. I hope it doesn't take Bramble too long to forgive me for taking her to the vet!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2017, 21:41:12 PM »
Fantastic news, fingers crossed
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2017, 21:36:10 PM »
The reacquainting is going well. Clio actually let Bramble get closer, but I wasn't quick enough to get the photo!



...and Lily would only wake up when the camera was out of reach!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2017, 20:51:57 PM »
They're all staying in tomorrow, as I'm going out in the evening, and I don't want to risk the others, especially Lily, being locked out, so Bramble can stay downstairs and get properly reacquainted, but then she'll be going upstairs to stay in my bedroom, and Lily and Clio can then go out. I'm not sure how I'd cope with 3 prisoners trying to escape!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2017, 20:44:35 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2017, 20:25:50 PM »
Great news!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2017, 17:36:07 PM »
Well done, Dave  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2017, 17:20:06 PM »
I spotted Bramble nearby again, so I put some wet food in the kennel, and she went straight in, as soon as she thought I wasn't looking:



She actually went further in, so she couldn't see me and, as the back door was open and wouldn't make a noise to frighten her, I carefully and slowly crept towards her. I got right up to the kennel, and almost screwed up, because the hinges on the kennel door were on the side opposite me, but I managed to catch her!



There's still a way to go before she'll let me stroke her, and she's grounded for now, but at least I know where she is!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2017, 08:03:54 AM »
Dave, that's great - softly softly........  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2017, 21:19:56 PM »
Cautiously, but sounding good Dave. ;D
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 21:15:21 PM »
I'm trying not to get too excited, but Bramble got closer still a few minutes ago. I'd already put some dry food in the kennel for her, when I saw her run past on the wall of my yard, so I put a tray of Sheba in the kennel too, then came back indoors. Bramble could see me watching, but went all the way into the kennel, and stayed quite a long time. I think she's finished the wet food, but I won't check until tomorrow, as I want to build up a bit more trust.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2017, 13:36:25 PM »
I call her my semi-feral, though she never was really. She was found when she was about 10 weeks old though, and I've read/heard that kittens should start socialising with humans by 8 weeks, so perhaps that's it. I gather her brother and sister were the same.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 12:26:45 PM »
Well, its some kind of progress
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
They are funny things aren't they? Bob is more like a nervy feral than my strays and ferals. Yet she was born in a loving home.

It does sound as if you are making progress though. The cold weather is approaching fast, I'm sure that will hasten things. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 11:31:12 AM »
oh Dave she does sound like she loves you really!  I imagine as it gets colder she will be happy to stay in, mine definitely prefer it

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 11:20:41 AM »
She's started calling out to me, as if she wants attention, but running off if I approach. She's always been conflicted about whether to tolerate me or not!
I reckon, so long as I don't make any sudden moves, she'll come in eventually.
...and when she does, she's grounded!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 06:44:02 AM »
Sometimes the progress seems agonisingly slow to us, but its massive progress from her viewpoint.  You're doing well, Dave.   :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 20:34:05 PM »
It sounds as if she is coming round. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 20:15:10 PM »
She's getting closer!
Every time I  make a move towards the door she moves away, but not as far as before, and she moves back when I back away, so we're definitely making progress, though I still think there's a long way to go.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 13:31:44 PM »



Grumpy or not she is beautiful  :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 05:36:51 AM »
 :evillaugh:  You're right, Dave. 

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 23:14:35 PM »
Grumpy, but very, very cute. :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 19:59:33 PM »
She's always looked grumpy, even as a kitten!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 18:21:59 PM »
:evillaugh:  Oh Dave - her face is so expressive.   :Luv:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 16:47:41 PM »
I am glad she is still in the area and you get to see that she is OK  :hug:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 16:43:16 PM »
I saw quite a bit of Bramble yesterday, when the weather was nice, but it's rained most of today, and I'm sure she's found somewhere to shelter nearby. I didn't expect to see her at all today but, in a lull in the rain, she appeared!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 19:05:08 PM »
I went out to fetch Lily in and, instead of disappearing from sight as usual, Bramble just moved away a couple of feet. When I got Lily and Clio safely indoors, I put some chicken in the kennel. Hopefully Bramble will get it, and not the other local cats!

 


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