I found the old dog cage at the local thrift store. The cage looked like it had seen better times and they were asking $20.00 for it. I negotiated down to $10.00 and brought it home.
Miss Dash’s son had followed her out of our home some time ago and we had been trying to capture Chaplain ever since. He was wise to the ways of the trap as most cats are when they see others being trapped inside, they know not to go near. There were plans to make a drop trap in the works, but as I drove home from the thrift store, a plan started forming in my head. What if, instead of building a drop trap, we modify and use the cage instead?
Hubby agreed so with the help of a regular flat-head screwdriver and small hammer, we removed the steel bands from the bottom of the cage and lifted it apart. Using a large, stout stick we propped up the cage in the yard and waited. Sure enough- Chappy came out from under the house and went inside the cage to eat.
I pulled the string- but as it fell he ducked out from under the darn thing and escaped! Darn!
Back to the drawing board……..