Run free and happy and well again Cinders, dear girl. There are many furriends who greeted you as you crossed the Bridge. Love and kisses for your journey.
Mom here: We had a bad night. I (we) went to bed and the light was off by 10:45pm. Katie had left the bed when the light went out and brought the first of her toys in. Then moments later I heard her screaming and growling. I leaped up out of bed, turned on the light and searched the house for her.
She was in the living room at the big window area under the vertical blinds hissing and growling and some screams. I sprayed her with water to get her away from the window so I could look out. My note to me is: try turning on the flood lights out there next time dummy, it's hard to see in the dark especially with a howling frantic cat.
I banged on the window with the spray bottle thinking it was the ginger. I couldn't open the deck door or Katie would have gone out in search of the intruder.
I got her calmed and eventually tried bed again around midnight. (she gets me up at 6 whether I like it or not).
I noticed because of ambient light in my room that there was more action at least on the ground because the motion activated lights stayed on more than they were off.
Katie finally came in with me to the bedroom. This morning when I got up, I saw the hummingbird feeder was on the deck floor again, burst open and dry. That has happened twice now in three days. The cover and weight I had to keep the cover on has been taken off the bistro table and chairs too. So, I am guessing a raccoon may be the culprit.
Here's the problem. Katie is in an almost constant state of agitation these past few weeks. First the ginger cat. Even with me there she won't really lay in the doorway to watch her TV any longer as she is too wary. I can't feed my birds any more because it draws the ginger to the birds and he upsets Katie with his presence.
Now, a raccoon (I feel sure) has climbed up onto the deck. It's high up- but they can do it.
What is a good deterrent for raccoons that you can think of? I can't take this screaming in the night a whole lot of times.
Sorry to take over the blog. Getting "desperate". Suggestions welcome. Katie will be here tomorrow or later today.