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Offline DaveD

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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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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 17:26:20 PM »
I really hope that your patience pays off soon Dave!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 20:01:03 PM »
Aw Dave, that's real progress.  My fingers are well and truly crossed.   :)

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Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 18:50:09 PM »
I thought I'd better start a new thread here, since it looks like being a long story!
Bramble has been refusing to come in, apart from for food, and running off before I can close the door on her, for almost 4 weeks, but I think I'm steadily making progress. I didn't see her at all yesterday, but this morning I looked out of the bathroom window and saw her sitting on the wall.




She's been closer than that, but today, when I came downstairs and appeared at the door, she didn't run away. That's a first!
This evening was even better. I went out with a handful of pieces of lamb, to bribe Lily into coming close enough for me to grab her (it worked!),and saw Bramble nearby, so I threw her a chunk of meat, but kept my distance. She scoffed that, and patiently waited for more. The only reason I'm not having a vegetarian meal tomorrow is that a neighbour's kid came past on a bike and scared her off. It wasn't deliberate, and the kid wasn't being horrible, so I can't really complain, and at least it wasn't me who scared Bramble!

 


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