I know you won't believe this....
Bengals are smart. Scary smart. Look at Jungle Love 2 yesterday, taking the grate off the heating duct, with no claws, knowing that if she could get it off , she could go down there and hide.
I didn't see this one coming tho...
When I got home tonight, Venus and Mim had started the dishwasher for me.
There it was, running. I sure hadn't started it. It wasn't on when I left around six.
Do you think I might get them to do the laundry too?
My friend Anne from New York and I made a Plan today for getting Jungle Love 2 out of the ducts. We couldn't leave her there, in some sort of weird subterranean half life, wandering the ducts, scaring the children, haunting the walls. And there didn't seem to be anyone in the yellow pages who specialized in this sort of thing.
We decided on a live trap. If we put her food in it and wedged it tightly, she would come and there she would be. Like the best laid plans of the mice, we didn't end up having to. There she was, under the chair with her friend, Jungle Love 1. I got to the grate before she did, and Anne, who has tool skills, bolted it to the wall.
I bought Jungle Love 2 a cage today. She is going to live in it for a bit. It's not something I want to do, but if she has any chance of knowing me and being a friend, she can't keep hiding. It's large enough, litter, water, and I covered it so she will feel safe. She can look out tho, and see JL1, and now she can learn when I come in, she gets nice words and food.
We will do this for a bit, and see if she warms up at all. And take it from there. In another day I will start giving her a pet, so she can know that nothing bad will happen. JL1 is still remembering yesterday and did not come out to eat while I was there.
Slow going, these kitties.
Venus, Mim and I are going to go off and go over the chores that need to be done tomorrow. Stranger things have happened.
Love and adventures,