Today is different! Today, J1 got to the bin first and tried to scale the bin and the shed roof and then the fence, momma made a desperate grab for him and told him, "No Jimmy". He turned on her and attacked her legs. she clapped her hands and made for the cat house in the usual way, but J1 was having none of the racing and the excitement that usually follows the bin procedure. Nope, he was adamant at harassing this giant of a creature that had pulled him unceremoniously from the smell of freedom. He went at the creature with vigour and a strong will. Momma saw his sock full of marbles come out and that was that. She did have a chuckle at this point as being held at 'marble point' by a screaming wailing cat who sounded for all the world like a panther from the jungles of Java.
It was hit and miss after that, he jumped, claws out and teeth shining (Momma very proud to see him showing them off) and Momma had to 'fend off' until there was a truce of sorts and she was edging her way to get him into his house without him realising it and without Momma being trapped in there with him. She managed to coral him and closed the outer door to a screaming thud. He was up at the cage wire, feet through, battling with this creature that had provoked him. We all sat out in our CatPod, Lillibet was screaming blue murder at him and I, as good to my name 'slinked' inside with Faith tucked under one leg and Gracie under the other. But that Lillibet, she was fuming that J1 could be so rude.
Momma went inside, a little shaken and a little foolish at her swift movements, but to lose this pumped up young stud over the fence would have been devastating. She sat down with her cup of herbal and a very wiggly waggly Lillibet for company. Momma had a shower, changed into human clothes and went in to finish her duties with a little trepidation and armed with a soft toy sprayed with Pet Remedy and a Frenzy toy for diversion and dissociation techniques. She hadn't managed to close his inner door and it was -2 that morning and a shivering J1 was very pleased to see her and told her all about his ordeal with a wild animal and proceeded to groom Momma like he always does. Momma was a little wary to say the least, but they cuddled and chatted and she warmed him up.
Momma tried the Giraffe pj's again, but he has a very strong aversion to them now. Such ashame, he so enjoyed his cuddles and snuggles. Oh well, at least he only holds a grudge against them and not Momma or humans!