Now the dog is old, blind and deaf and, although still with a good sense of smell, she totally had no idea that someone else was dining out on her food. In fact Millie really was living the high life….where else would she be warm, safe and buffet styled fresh food right on her doorstep.
The trap duly arrived and after putting a little peanut butter on the end it was set right next to the fridge. It did go through my mind that maybe Millie, with a stock of food already, may not be tempted.
Now the idea of the trap is that Millie would run into it, go to the end where the food is, the door would shut and the trap would tip. So quite when Millie got in there is anyone’s guess. During the day I did hear little clicking noises, check the trap but it still looked like it was in the “set” mode, hadn’t tipped at all. It wasn’t until later in the evening and on closer inspection I realized that she was, in fact, in there. Design fault…needs to be a sticker on the door so you know that it’s shut – where’s the paint brush, I’ll put a dot of paint there.
Millie was released, right next to the trash bin….well, got to give a girl some hope!!!
A little p.s. pulling the fridge out to clean (and check there was no nest …. no), wow there was a huge stash of doggie bikkies under and around the fridge – I wonder if she had a bit of squirrel in her????