The problem? The only time we get out the cat carriers are when the cats are going to the vet. We used to have to be really quiet when we got them out because if Smudge would hear even the slightest door rattle, he would dash away and hide. Since this was usually about 20 minutes before I needed to be at the vet this was a problem. This time, I decided to put the carriers out in the living room about a week before the vets visit, thinking this would take away all their bad vibes.
It seemed to be working. They checked them out. Didn't seem too freaked out. Smelled them, rubbed on them and Coco even slept in it for a couple of days.
Here Coco is minding her own business. Enjoying a little time in the carrier. Until.... can you spot a Luxie kitty sneaking up behind?
I was busy patting myself on the back for getting them used to the carriers, thinking I had this whole thing figured out. Then came the morning of the vet's visit. I scheduled their appointments together, I put one carrier in one room and one carrier in another room, so they wouldn't catch on. Guess what? It made no difference whatsoever. As soon as I picked up Luxie and started heading for carrier, she turned into a hellcat. I didn't think I was going to get her in it. I finally managed to get her in with minor blood shed. Coco was a little easier because she was sleeping when I picked her up!
For my artsy photo I used the Topaz labs plugin.