Here's my best suggestions for kitkat wrangling from least to most effective:
7. Run screaming after him. Leap towards him as he's fleeing in terror. This only seems to add to his excitability and quickness, so this one is not really recommended.
6. Follow him into his lair: under the bed, into the closet or under the coffee table. This method usually results in me being wedged in a confined space while he scampers victoriously away though.
5. Setting up a stake out at his kitty bowl full of crunchies sometimes lures him into gaining your trust, but trying to feed a crunchy to him with a baby spoon has yet to yield a cuddle session.
4. Lure him into thinking your going to let him outside. It's a fail proof method to gain easy access to his soft, cuddly fur but less effective in gaining a long petting session. A quick pat here, a slight tug on the tail there, then he's gone.
3. Have Mama or Daddy catch him for you. Although Mama lets him go after only a few seconds. I think she has some allegiance to him.
2. Pounce when the opportunity presents itself. Sleeping kitties aren't as quick. Although whispering sweet nothings like "Nappy, nappy kitty" as you're laying on top of him only seems to escalate his need for freedom.
1. Once you've contained him, hold on tight. Gripping at his back fur allows a better hold over pulling his tail. I know it's hard to believe those tails are slick, but they are! The choke-hold is effective, too, but Mama always intervenes in those situations.
Hope you enjoyed your lesson. Now, don't tell Kitkat! He's hard enough to catch as he is.