Thanks for your help with Chip! It was a pleasure to meet and work with you. We will miss you (Sammy will too!)
A different plumber showed up today and he agreed to work with me to meet Chip. Chip managed to stay down for a moment (I kept the front door closed while I opened the gate and brought him in); I put him back on down, gave the guy treats, and let Chip go. For once, Chip behaved himself and did not growl. A first!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’ll stay in touch. We’ll need some refresher classes.