(Closed) Rant. Outdoor cat owning neighbours

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: If you have a cat(s) are they...
    Indoor cats and only go in their litter box : (74 votes)
    70 %
    Indoor and outdoor. Sometimes use the litter box. : (15 votes)
    14 %
    Indoor and outdoor. Only go to the bathroom outside. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Outdoor. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Indoor and outdoor. Only uses litter box. (Thanks @Roe) : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You sound like my neighbour from when I was growing up. She was so horrible to us about our cat that she actually threatened to catch him, drive him out to the country and leave him there.

    He was already used to being able to go outside when we adopted him and he would have been miserable to be kept inside. In the end we decided to rehome him to some friends who lived in the country. He wasn’t there long before he escaped and was never seen again (presumed dead). 

    Please don’t be like my horrible neighbour who got my cat killed. 

    Post # 4
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That is extremely rude of them. Especially if they have been made aware of the situation. My cats are inside cats and only go in the house (not necessarily always in the litterbox, lol) but if they went outside and pooped in the neighbor’s garden, we would clean it up. Just like they always clean up when their dog poops in our yard, and when we are dog sitting, we pick up when the dogs we sit poop in their yard. 

    Post # 5
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Lemma: Um, seriously. That was ridiculous. I’m sorry about your cat, but all she’s asking is that they clean up after it.

    Post # 6
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @reine_de_rien: How? Cats bury their waste. Does she want the neighbours to come over and dig around in her garden seaching for poop?

    Post # 7
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @kelmac: I read it and I’m glad that you haven’t graduated to threats yet, but I still don’t understand how you expect them to either control their cats or find buried poo without further disturbing your garden.

    Post # 9
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    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    None of the above. Indoor/outdoor cat, only uses the litterbox.

    …clearly, I love a poll 🙂

    Post # 11
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    i am so tired of crazy cat people. i don’t know why people think just because they want a cat that it is okay to inconvenience everyone around them. if you own a cat, it is your job to clean up after it and care for it. end of story.

    Post # 12
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    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Lemma: She really isn’t asking a lot. It really wouldn’t be that hard to clean up after the cats, even if they weren’t very thorough–it would at least be a show of respect. And nothing in the OP’s post indicates that she would ever, ever threaten an animal.You’re being a little harsh.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @kelmac: I know it wasn’t meant to start a fight, but it struck a nerve with me. I just can’t understand how some flowers can be more important than an animal. My neighbour’s garden was important enough that my cat ended up dying for it. 

    If the poo is easy to see, then it is a bit more reasonable to expect them to pick it up. I still don’t think you should expect them to dig it up though, because they might hurt your plants and then you’ll have further troubles. 

    It also seems like you have the issue of multiple neighbours with cats, so it will be difficult for them to feel the need to assume responsibility. Maybe you could ask to make a schedule where they take turns cleaning it up. 

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    ooooohh.. I’d be pisssed too.  I’d keep picking up the shit and throwing it back on their front steps until they cleaned up after their cats if they are causing such a disturbance on your property.  I’m pretty sure I’d have a really short fuse and zero tolerance.  I deal with enough crap of my own to even want to deal with someone elses… I’d probably sit there and shoot little rubber pellets at them till they learn to stay away. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Roe: She’s already overreacted by taking the bag of poo and putting it in a neighbour’s garden. What’s to stop her from getting more upset and threatening people?

    Also, if you had followed the conversation, you would see that I thought the cats would be burying their poo like most normal cats do. That’s not easy to clean up. 

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