Thanks, Gina! Can you tell me more about what a box trap is, and how to make one? I confess that I'm not familiar with the term.
Gladys may be able to be lured after all, though, because she's getting braver in a hurry. She came within three feet of me last night to eat wet food. I just wasn't allowed to look directly at her. Her new boyfriend of the moment, Greg, is tame and very affectionate, so I think he's having a positive influence. (He's next on the list to be fixed, even though I'm pretty sure he has an owner.)
Gladys is one hungry
girl, too. She vacuumed up a 5.5 oz. can of Friskies, then ate Greg's leftovers, then had some dry food. I'm doubly sure she's pregnant now.
Tonight I'll set out a small two-door dog crate that I have, leave both doors open, keep my distance and see if she'll go in there to eat. Then over the next few days I'll try edging closer, then leaving one door closed, etc. I'm still convinced she's too smart to fall for this, but we'll see!!