Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What Would Mommy Think Of Next?

Mommy's parents came over the other day with this monster contraption! Mommy had asked her daddy to help build it as he is very very good with his hands. And he did a wonderful job!  Thank you so much!

Are you able to guess what it is?

It's a drop trap!
It's ready to be used. Any volunteer? There'll be treats after
Can you guess who volunteered?
So cat walks into baited trap, Mommy yanks rope, trap drops...hence, the "drop trap"
Side door is opened, cat walks into carrier 
Cat Volunteer poses nicely for photo
Now, give me my treat!
Thank you for volunteering, Boomer
There's a gap at the bottom to prevent "accidents" such as a broken tail or paw 
This is to show the size of the trap. It can even capture a few cats at a go
Another awesome feature is that the trap can be dismantled
.....
For easy storage
There have been several new strays that Mommy plans to TNR. She says she'll try the trap out next week. Wish her luck! Meanwhile, she can *test* it out on us as many times as she likes as long as there are yummy salmon treats after.  Heeheehee.

49 comments:

Mariodacat said...

Now that is quite a work of engineering. your grandpa is really good at designing things, Me thinks the ferals in your neighborhood are in for a big surprise next week.

Katie Isabella said...

I KNEW it would be MY Boomer! I knew it would!!He's so brave and true and helpful!!! xoxoxoxox

Katie Isabella said...

That is a fantastic ob of work. Your Grandpa really knows what he's doing and how to DO it. I'm imoressed!! xoxoxo

Brian said...

That is darn cool and will sure be super useful!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a great idea for catching the unsuspecting victim. We were very impressed with Boomer showing us all how it works.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

wow - that is awesome!!! hope it works as well on the ferals as it did on Boomer.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're very impressed with your mom's ingenuity and wish her the best of luck. She's a wonderful human, to do this.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh, I have heard about these, but never seen one. We had a feral a few years ago who was very trap smart and we sure could have used one of these traps.

Your pal, Pip

ArtemisiaFSS said...

MOL, Your Mommy needs a bigger carrier cause we could get out of the top gap between the carrier and the side opening. We are clever that way and good at escaping. Miss Mouse might even be able to squeeze out of the bottom gap cause she is like extra tiny. ~Socks, from The Tabby Cat Club

Berts Blog said...

That is a super way to catch kitties without hurting them. Your humans are so clever.

And so kind. To take care of strays like that.

Sometimes our clients make donations to help out the homeless that end up here. do you guys take donations to help cover costs

can you email me if you do
jamiesyra@msn.com

Maybe we could send you a little bit to help.

bert

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Why, your Cat Daddy thought of everything! That is one super duper drop trap...you could help 'tutor' lotsa kitties with that con'trap'tion!

Nerissa said...

My sister Constance has her check-up next week. Any chance my peep might be able to borrow that contraption? You may think I'm just kidding... but... noooo. You don't know my sister.

Remington said...

Very nice! Well done!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

That is a piece of work!!!! Very good!!!! Look out there strays!!!
Happy loves her Salmon treats too!!

Jewel said...

You deserved your treat after that, Boomer! Hope mum manages to get some strays caught with the trap anyway.

Repositório said...

Wow!

Nola said...

Wow that's neat!
Dachshund Nola

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

What a super idea!

Slobbers

The Cat Guy said...

very nice! I like the paint job too! The take-apart option is nice, I built one awhile back that doesn't come apart and storing the thing is a challenge!

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Boomer!! You did so well demonstrating this fabulous trap!! Wow!! Hope you get more treats! Yay! Take care
x

Kjelle Bus said...

WOW !
Your "grandpa" sure is good on working with his hands !
Good thing you got treats after showing us how the trap works , Boomer :)

The Island Cats said...

Wow! That's pretty cool! We hope you TNR lots of cats with it! And Boomer...you demonstrated it purrfectly!!

BeadedTail said...

That's quite a trap for the kitties needing TNR! Boomer, you are an excellent model!

m.q said...

nice trap. bless u in what you done to help stray kitties!!

MQ
Meow Meow Family

The Purr Diaries said...

Wow look at that thing! Good luck with the strays! I really want to organise a group to help feral cats... Something I'm working on ;o)

Oui Oui said...

Wow, what an excellent job with the trap! You thought of everything and the workmanship is great. What a good fellow Boomer is to volunteer. Believe me, no one here would do that. We'd all be UTB.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

WOW!! The Human's dad has so much talent! The best part is that he even thinked of a way to avoid potential paw or tail injuries! Your people ROCK!!!

Prancer Pie said...

Wow, that's a great trap. Good luck to your Mom. Kudos to her fur helpin out our furry furriends. Thanks to Boomer fur bein a great model.

Joy E. Saga said...

Oh WOW Boomer! Great stuff your grandpa makes! Now I gotta see if my mom and dad can make something similar to TNR the new cats around our neighbourhood as well!

Kat, Pedro, Yasmin, Maori, Hope, Faith and Jo the rabbit!

haopee said...

Wow, amazing device. I think your Mom's dad did a wonderful job on it... Why are you going on a TNR spree?

By the way, regarding Buchi's bath, as Carolyn had mentioned, heat is major ingredient to make the bath enjoyable.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Autumn said...

Very clever!! Perfect for catching a furbaby that is too scared to come to humans but needs help. Well done!

We caught our Melody in a live trap to save her life. She's been such a blessing as a member of the family now.

Marg said...

Oh that is so wonderful. Wow, your Dad did such a good job. That is so much easier than trying to get them in a have a heart trap. I would have loved to have something like that many a time.
What ever happened to the Black kitty?? I am so excited for you. Boomer, you sure did a great job of testing that trap. Bet you were surprised. I am so proud of ya for getting that built.

Debra Taylor said...

Wow Cathy - your version of the drop trap can be dismantled! Fantastic job! Praise to your dad for wonderful work.
I'm sure you will have great successes.

All the best,

Debby,

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

K9friend said...

Wow! That is quite a contraption. Hope it works out the way you want.

Pat
Critter Alley

ABBY said...

Fabulous trap!
And Boomer you were very kind to offer your services.
tee hee
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That is a major contraption! Hope it works well!
-JB

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi furiends! Just stopping by to say hi today! Hi Boomie. Guess what? I hear Katie might need some company this weekend. I'm closer, you know, so I don't mind covering.

Rachael G said...

That is great, I would love something like that but bigger so my foster cat could sit in the sun

yuki and rocket said...

thats a very clever contraption! it must be much harder to capture stray kitties then it is to round up stray dogs since dogs seem to approach humans when they are lost/hungry.

unikorna said...

Your mommy is an astonishing human being that I love dearly. I've learned so much from her. The new..tool is lovely and very smartly built.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a great thing that your mommy has found a safe way to round up those strays.... beautiful

Just wanted to thank you for all your purrs for Knuckles this week. I know that it helped he get better.

pawhugs, Max and HH.

Father Tom said...

Wow! That's quite the rig and is very efficient, too! Your grandpa is a genius~!

We've never seen one before.

Have a good weekend, furriends and have a happy Patty's Day!

Tom
xx

Clooney said...

Wow, that is one impressive conTRAPtion! Looks like it will work well for the TNR. Boomer, you are a great volunteer! Happy St. Paddy's Day folks!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, we are IMPRESSED! That is a seriously pawsome drop trap. Great job helping with the testing, Boomer!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It gets really hot here too and Zoie is my first who loves ice soo much!!!!! Maybe some of the others might have liked ice but I did not offer them any!!! My failure!!!
Poor babies!!!

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

FaRADaY: Mowzers! Mommy's reaally impressed!

Allie: well *I'm* impressed by Boomer's prowess - SUCH a talented volunteer!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello sweet Whisppy furiends! Hope all is well with all of you! XOXOXO

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Wow!! Dat iz a furry good idea ^..^ ,,,, you can also uze dis az owtdoor catio enclozure ;)
Good luck to your mom on her tnr:))
Purrz~

Patty Woodland said...

That is something else. Good luck with your "trappin'"