Both Tiger and Motor need their shots for the year, but I decided I would try to get Motor there first.
Rule number one - always get carrier out of the attic the day before having to use it. As soon as the attic door opens, Motor is in there, and then he is off exploring. Forget about trying to get him out of there in any timely fashion. It won't happen.
Rule number two - if you do get him out of there before he wants to get out himself, he knows something is amiss. So he is on hyper alert for anything unusual, such as the cat carrier being open on the bed.
Rule number three - forget about trying to get him in the carrier easily. Won't happen. While trying to force him in the carrier, he was able to back himself out, and give me a couple of good scratches on the neck in the process.
Rule number four - just forget it for the day. You will be happier, in the long run. He is definitely happier in the short run.
Unfortunately for Tiger, seeing and hearing Motor's distress, he decided to check out what was going on and got right up to the open carrier's door. We were then able to get him inside without too much fuss.
I absolutely dislike causing my animals any distress. So taking them to the vet's office is a major event at our house. It almost makes me ill. Talk about overly sensitive. That's me when it comes to animals.
So next weekend I get to try to take Motor again. Please, wish me luck. I need it.