In keeping with the last post with a musical title.
Our next door neighbors have started to let their cat outside. She is spayed, and has a bell on her collar – both good things!
But man, she sure pisses my Spottie-Cat off! The dog doesn’t know what to think. Chase? Not chase? She usually picks ‘whining in just that high-pitched-note that makes Spiders want to scream.’
LOL… Ninja attack kitties… B-)
Does your car not defend her territory? We had an incident the other week where our cat nearly killed another cat for being in the garden! O.O
Mine are indoor-only. For that reason amongst many!
Ours has only recently started going out into the garden and as such has claimed it as her own! B-D
Of course. No, I’m one of ‘those people’ who have seen too many kitty deaths by car, disease, and misadventure. I just can’t let them out. It’s not safe here.
Around here for a long time some kids would torture cats. Horrid people. Thankfully many of them are not here and the rest are older.
Thankfully the next generation are NOT that kind of people.
There is that, too. And Ireland classifies feral cats as vermin! So anyone can shoot or poison them at will. So many people hate cats here, I just don’t understand it. A collar is no safeguard against that. It really upsets me.
A cat with a collar is just a cat that WAS once a pet. I can remember back in the 80s in Manchester seeing packs of feral dogs running around. I can see cats being the same only they work alone
And once they are poisoned, it doesn’t matter if there was a collar or not.
Would you class cats as curious or terminally nosey? Looks like your newcomer fancies what she sees!
Both! She is under a year old, and very much the hunter. Hunting my boys isn’t fun for them!
Yikes, those poor boys 😉
Just hope the dog doesn’t catch her. It might not go well for either of them.
That last photo… Put a speech bubble over the dog’s head: “Lunch? Dinner? Light snack…?” In my view, it’s the at the neighbours’ risk. They know the dog is there, your garden is the dog’s territory and will be defended if the dog sees fit. It may need to be pointed out to them, though.
Yeah, I agree. They are such nice people I hate to be…disagreeable. But she isn’t safe, and Neko is a big dog with her own territory to protect. Not sure what to do, as it is too late to put that cat back in the bag, so to speak.
It may not be too late, if they simply don’t let her out. The only other way to deal with it is to introduce them to each other slowly and gradually in a supervised way. But I think you may have to address it, speaking out of concern for the cat, of course!
I’ve heard her get in fights several times with local kitties, that are probably not neutered or spayed. I also don’t think they are capable of dealing with the incessant screaming that is going to happen if they keep her inside now. Plus: habit – we are super vigilant about our doors, and Spot still manages to escape at least once a month.
Well, we’ll just have to hope that Neighbour Puss is bright enough to stay high!
You can make an outdoor into an indoor cat. I did it with the biggest reiver that ever lived. Nine years, happy ones all.
Of course you can – if you have dedication to the task, an understanding of cats, and everyone in the household understands why it is important. This isn’t going to be the case here, unfortunately.
No, I’m not irritated or anything. I just worry too much about potential problems.
Nothing is more unfair than a cat on a roof or tall fence to a dog. Molly plans joining in on that ultra sonic whine in support of paws!
I hope Kitty knows it’s safer up there than down of the ground with that gorgeous husky of yours. 😀 ♥
She’s actually an American Akita! Thankfully not a terribly bright dog, she runs to that spot of the wall and looks for kitty, rather than on the ground.
Thank you. It is 3:48 AM where I am. I am a wake, in pain, and needing the pictures you posted. Many hugs
Not such a good morning then. I’m just up – it’s a bank holiday here so the country has the day off.
Please enjoy your off day, I love the pictures on your blog. It may sound strange but when my life is so full of pain, pictures like you posted, they help. They remind me there is life, real life that is grand and beautiful. In so many normal and great ways. Thanks. Best wishes. Hugs
Thank you, and I’m sorry to hear that you are hurting.