Hi, Striped Girl here, although I've got a real name now. I'm named Tigress! The daddy chose my name. A couple days ago, this strange wire box reappeared on top of our eating place on the deck. My sister wasn't afraid of it, so she went right in to eat and I followed her. There was yummy soft food in the wire box, so that wasn't too bad. I was nervous about it, but my sister wasn't, and I trust her judgement.
Turns out it was a trap! Literally! This morning, when I went to eat, my sister was already inside the house visiting with everyone. The mommy put the yummy soft food in the wire box and called me, so I went in to eat. At first, it was fine, because the plate was close and I could reach the food easily. I stepped forward two paws to get a chunk of food that had fallen in back of the paper plate, and SNAP went the trap door! I freaked out, tried to get out, called for my sister in my loudest voice, but nothing worked.
The mommy came outside, put a towel over the trap, and picked it up with me inside! I was so scared, more scared than I've ever been in my life! Then, all of a sudden, I realized there were other cats around me, cats that I had seen and smelled before. Rori came and lay down beside the trap once the mommy put it down, reassuring me by her presence that this is a house where cats are welcome. She told me that it is safe in here and that everyone loves me. I calmed right down. Then, another cat came over. His name is Heimdall, and he kind of scared me at first, because he jumped on top of the trap! I wasn't sure what was going on, so I held very still, but then I realized that he was just sniffing me.
|Heimdall and Rori investigating me and reassuring me.|
|Ack! Heimdall's on top of the trap!|
My sister was startled to see me in the trap, because it reminded her of when she was trapped. She wanted outside again, so the mommy let her out. Two minutes later, she wanted back in. She then came over to me and showed me one of her favorite toys, called a Crazy Circle. It's a ball that goes around each time you bat at it. I've never had any toys that didn't smell of the outdoors, so I watched this new thing closely. My sister tried to give it to me by pushing it against the trap wall, but I couldn't get to it through the wire. She lay down against the wall and batted the ball around so I could see how it worked.