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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:32 PM
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any update here? did the kitty finally come out?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 01:12 PM
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actually he came out on to the electric box...but then went back in.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Well that is good isn't it. Have you determined whether he is eating?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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actually he came out on to the electric box...but then went back in.
ALL.....RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's progress........so, the waiting game is proving to be the winning strategy. Best part is, he's doing it on his own.

ANYTHING you can do to encourage his explorations will undoubtedly produce more of these forays....

Frankly, I wouldn't make any move to threaten this (like trying to cover the opening). Eventually, he'll be comfortable enough to begin to explore the whole apartment...then, you can block off that area.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:41 PM
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So....is he still in there??
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Old February 5th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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One step at a time,I'd say,at least he was stretching his legs,,,probably looking for food,or do you still keep it up there?
I see sort of a door in the pic,are you able to close the opening up when he comes down??
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Old February 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM
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Thumbs up Good News!!!

Congrats on the "head Peek"!!! You must be exhausted with all the waiting. Hopefully with each day he will creep out more. If he is coming out to eat maybe you could move the food a little bit each day (a couple of inches or so) to encourage exploration in the rest of the home. Good Luck!!
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:06 PM
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OMG, this topic is so eye-catching! Everytime something is read, the next update needs to be read:

I hope you have more success soon! At least the little voyage was progress
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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I agree....one step at a time. I think I would leave some food and a litter box right below where the hole is to see if he gets brave enough to go one step further. Good luck.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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The food was outside, but he didn't eat it....so i put back up there when I'm home and I put it down when I'm gone. He's getting there slowly...this kitty sure is taking his time.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Bet when he does come down, he is going to be a lovebug .
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Old February 6th, 2008, 11:00 AM
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I would suggest leaving the food down out of the hole all the time. He is more likely to explore outside of the hole when you are not there. If he gets comfortable without you there he may slowly come out for food when you are home. If he has made the effort to come to the opening of the hole with you there he may be convincing himself you are not so bad. Good Luck and again congrats on the progress!!
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Old February 6th, 2008, 04:57 PM
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I agree with Amy P. Having stability and no changes may be what this kitty needs to feel comfortable enough to come out. I too am chacking for updates all the time! Fingers and paws crossed for you.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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I wonder if that cat was litter box trained before you got him? He's prolly gonna have some problems with that when he eventually gets out!?? It's been a long time now...I hope he comes out soon!!!! I check almost everyday too now lol hoping for the good news!!
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Alright, I've left the food out for the time being but left about a days supply of food up there and some water as well. I'm going on a bussiness trip for 4 days and I've left him more than enough food and water to last him those days. I spread flour all over the place to see if he comes out. I also left a box on its side it case he wants to hide in there instead of up there.

With any luck my apt will be quiet and he'll be hungry enough to explore instead of starving himself to death.

PLEASE PLEASE come out I'm begging you kitty!
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Hopefully with the lack of movement in the house he will come out and explore.

Flour on the floor!!!

If he is out you'd better close the hole before vacuuming up the flour!
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Old February 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
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Some thoughts for your return..........

A VERY QUIET, GENTLE entry
DON'T approach/confront/stare at him
Stay AS FAR AWAY from him as you can
Use the softest volume and tone of voice you can muster
Go about your business, almost ignoring him...let him come TO YOU...

others?????
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Old February 9th, 2008, 10:28 PM
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When are you coming back from your business trip? And remember to tell us if he's left any prints on the flour!
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Old February 10th, 2008, 06:22 AM
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I am assuming,he was not alone for the 4 daysor at least I hope not..
On the other hand,it might have given him the courage to explore,hopefully did not get in to anything dangerous
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:06 AM
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yeah, i couldnt imagine leaving my cats alone for that long but i think that has more to do with the litter box than anythign else!!!

as uncomfortable as it makes me, i hope this guy takes this opportunity to feel the silence and explore a little. the flour idea was brilliant! hopefully it wont discourage him from coming out.

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Old February 12th, 2008, 06:52 PM
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man that little bugger is not coming out...he just starved himself for 3 days!

I can even see the feces build up...but its not that stinky in there...weird.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:03 PM
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Oh no... I'm so sad for this little guy. And for you, what a terrible experience. The fact that he's not eating is pretty serious. I think it's time for the drill and saw.

I'm so sorry, I was really rooting for the two of you.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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So no pawprints in the flour. :sad: I really thought he would have come out since no one was there.

Good luck with your next plan.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:37 PM
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oh boy.. i pray there is a way you can get him out in the next day.. as others said not eating for more than a day is serious stuff with cats.. get him out, and maybe segregate him to a room for a while till he feels safe with his litter box and food, and take the time to talk to him, pet him slowly and get to know him. please keep updating i do hope he is all right
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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:48 PM
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cats are weird, stubborn, illogical things. if he hasnt come out yet, he isnt going to. dig him out and patch up that hole and any other hole he can get stuck in. be crafty.... think of his size and make sure EVERY SINGLE hole is plugged. while you are plugging up those holes (think cabinets, dryer exhaust, etc) give him his own room and let things work themsevles out.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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omg how are you coping?!!?.... i just found this its so sad and wierd at the same time... but cats are so slinky and will be ok up there...

my new cat did this she went into the attic and REFUSED to budge for a week in the end we used a grab pole and a friend got her out and I hid (so they didnt link me to brutal grabbing of her....) she was shocked for like an hour... so I put rescue in her water etc when she came out for a few days...

i think u have to do that then just wait on them to heal....

me thinks ur cat know she is boss!?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:33 AM
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On no,I think now it's time for someone to intervene,maybe the Humane Society,thinks it's now serious enough to use a catch-pole.
Poor little guy,he might now be too weak to jump down..:sad:
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:02 AM
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Call the humane society, it is now life and death, they rescue other animals why not a cat who hasn't eaten for days.

If you get no success call a vet to get some advice, if you get no success there, call the media to see if a public story will get the humane society off their butts to help.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:52 AM
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Really if he isnt eating at all you are going to have a very sick kitty
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:03 AM
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IF you dont get this cat out now he is not just going to be sick (and i imagine he is already in dire need of medical attention:sad... he is going to die. Call the humane society again and do not take no for an answer it is absolutely ridiculous that they would not come out. Or the fire department. If you get no answers again from them, it is time to call a wildlife rescue place and have them do whatever it takes... bust open the ceiling or whatever. Deal with the landlord later.

This poor cat is going to die if you don't act immediately.
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