I've had the 3 runners for 15 days now and Cadbury (chocolate runner) is getting more scared of me instead of less scared. She KNOWS I am using peas to pick them up at night to put them in their kennel (they spend the day in a penned area on the patio/deck if I'm home to check on them). So she makes sure she stays at least an arm length away when I'm ready to scoop them up at night. Took me 10 mins tonight. I was cleaning the deck while waiting for her to calm down a bit before trying again. In the end, I had to corner her and was afraid I'd scare her to death. It was getting too dark to keep trying to get her to come to me on her own. So I think I'll spend this weekend changing things around a bit so there is more penned area on the deck so I can really just hang out IN the penned area with them instead of on the outside. And maybe put the kennel on pavers to get it up off the deck a tiny bit, but still have them be able to go in and out on their own (right now it is 3' up off the ground so I can clean it and sit with them easier when they are in the kennel - figured I'd be less scary if I was on their level than above them). I'm going to need her to trust me. I don't need her to be a lap ducky, but I'd like to be able to touch her and pick her up when I need to. Then we'll have to work on DH, but for now, at least me since I'm here. What can I do? Do I pick her up and just force her to sit on my lap for a bit or something? I don't want to force it since she's so afraid, but I also don't want her getting more and more afraid of me either.