So the task at hand was to get a hard e-collar off of a recently spayed cat and put a soft e-collar on her so that she could be more comfortable. This cat was adopted a few months ago from a friend actually who had a litter born in his backyard. I met her at 6 weeks old, but haven't seen her since. The last time I was there, the original cat greeted me at the door and upstairs I just heard feet running away. Apparently she is super affectionate with them, but still a bit skittish with strangers. Thankfully the owners shut her in 1 room so that I could see and handle her. The poor girl "Orangina" was so scared! :( She was literally trembling and shaking (and hissing), so I hung out and played with her sister for a bit before trying anything. After about a half hour, I successfully completed my goal!
Before and after shots