Friday, July 04, 2014

My Farm Boy cat traps are still working great!

I like the Farm Boy grocery chain for several reasons, not least of which is these great cat traps, I mean, shopping bags they sell:



Look at what I caught! Naomi and Emerson, who is channelling his inner tiger.


Ooo, looks like we lured in a third...



Emily's not impressed with me, judging by the tongue. Naomi is not looking too thrilled either! She wants that pesky kitten (Emerson) to buzz off.




Time to get out more traps, I think. I mean, bags. I wonder if I could catch all six cats at once?


Speaking of cats, Emerson's twin has been running around the farm and garden. :( He must have been dumped along with his brother, but he is much more elusive. I have seen him streak past just twice. Gordon has had a few more sightings; the first time he saw him, he thought Emerson had escaped!  

We'll try to get him comfortable with us then see where it goes. He could always be a pampered barn cat, or even better, maybe we can find him a home. I think six cats indoors is our limit (yes, really!) But at this point I can't even get near him. although he appears to consider our place home. :)

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  1. Yes, I think you need more traps (I mean bags)! As for limiting your number of cats, we always tried to keep the inside cats to 3... then when a litter of 5 was left on our porch, we jumped to 8. Now we're down to 5 (and 2 are over 20)... so yes, the *there is no room in the inn* as even these last 3 will probably outlive us. But our inside cats don't go out and the outside ferals numbers vary. Right now with 3 litter of kittens. there are probably about 12 that come by to eat and play daily.

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    1. You are certainly doing your part, Rian! Sigh... there always seems to be an endless supply of cats needing homes. I so wish people would be more responsible!! :(

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  2. I think 6 cats would be my indoor limit, too. A barn cat is nice when one has animal feed around. Being a pampered animal on your property goes without saying at this point ;)

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    1. We're working on getting a few barn cats (long story but they're coming) because we have recurring rodent problems in the barn that are out of control this year!

      We seem to have achieved a delicate balance with six cats indoors!

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  3. How adorable! Cats in the bag are great fun to watch, XOXO

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    1. They do love these bags! And boxes of course are always a favourite!

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  4. The twin probably is already acting as a barn cat for you (unless of course it is Emerson who has found a secret escape route.... Have the two ever been seen at the same time?). The trouble with leaving food out for him in the barn, I suppose, is that would sustain the rats he is supposed to be dealing with or chasing away. Hmm...

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    1. We have such a rat infestation right now that we've called a pest control company. I don't know what's going on this year! ANyway, we are working on acquiring some barn cats and of course Emerson's twin is welcome to move in. I would feed him if I were sure he was the one eating the kibble but I'm keeping an eye out for him!

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  5. What do I have to do to get some of those bags? I'm serious! I'd love four of 'em...

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    1. Your wish is my command! :)

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  6. Cats and their toys (ermm bags!)..

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    1. I don't know why I spend money on cat toys...

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  7. With 6 indoor cats, you might want to consider not trapping any more. Isn't there a hunting limit in your area? LOL A grumpy check out lady once made a big deal out of shaking cat hair out of my grocery bags at the check out. Apparently she was offended about pet fur getting on my groceries.

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    1. Hahahahah! I'm sure I've ingested an entire cat's worth of hair over the years.

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  8. I love those cat traps. They would work well for our too, also. Our first two cats would never go near anything like that. I have a vague memory of 4 indoor cats being the limit... or was it 5? My nephew and his wife said they reached their limit at 7. They now have 14.

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    1. I think I need to quit setting limits because we all know they are totally elastic! :) 14, wow...

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  9. Why is it that I have a feeling the crew thinks Louise was a 'piece of cake' to deal with now that Emerson has arrived. :)

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    1. Louise looks like a saint compared to the holy terror that is Emerson!!!

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    1. They work like a charm!

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  11. Is it my imagination, or is Emerson's tail just a wee bit fluffy? He is so cute. Maybe his brother senses that his bro is inside with you?

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    1. I think it IS a little fluffy! I wish I could catch his brother, or at least see more of him. We are watching out for him!

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  12. Hee, love your cat traps : ) We have several cardboard boxes that are well-used. The favorite one is much sought after. Good luck with wild brother.

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