Caramel's Second Rescue
Caramel looks so sweet. The truth is she is sweet to her family, but, honestly, she was downright rude and even hostile to me and has no sense of guilt or shame about it.
This is the second time I have rescued her, and she was much the same the first time as well. The difference this time, however, is that I could not make any progress with her allowing me to touch her. At her first rescue, I was able to gradually desensitize her to my brief, gentle touches over a long period of time until I was eventually able to grab her by the scruff and bag her. This time, however, she was not putting up with any of that, and it was pretty clear to me that she would bite me if I attempted to try that again. She sniffed my hand, but, otherwise, she mostly turned her back to me and hissed and growled at every little movement or sound I made. I hated to do it, but I resorted to using the rescue-pole on her. Not surprisingly, she didn't like that either, and she gave me a hard time as I tried to stuff her into the net. It was a struggle and I was sweating it, but I did manage to get her into the net and take her down safely. She is safe and comfortable at home now and doing just fine.
And doesn't she look so sweet.