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Old 01-12-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I guess. I don't live in a rural area & yet I'm BOTHERED by outdoor cats when I have an indoor cat.
In rural areas, outdoor cats don't bother neighbors because the neighbors are very far away.

So stop trying to argue with people who have outdoor cats in areas that aren't like your neighborhood.

Why don't you tell us how you are specifically bothered by the cats? Tell us exactly what they do.

We can't really give advice until you do. Otherwise you're just ranting and baiting.

 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Pa
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When I take my indoor cats out into a small fenced yard in the summer (wearing harnesses, never left alone) they prefer to walk and lie on the rugs I place around the yard for them. So much for running through the grass.
One need only take a glance at this photo to see the cats are happy, content and well care for. Mam you are a role model for all pet owners dogs and cats alike.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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We have 2 cats, one is strictly inside because she has no desire to go outside.
The other is indoor/outdoor, she was a stray, she spent the first few months of her life outside and she prefers to be outside for a while daily.
She does not leave the yard, she does not go to the neighbors home, she is not chased by anything, she goes outside with our dog who protects her, I can see her when I look out the windows, she comes inside when I call her and she is generally outside depending on the weather from about 2 minutes to a couple hours at a time.
She loves to lay in the middle of the yard with the dog in the sun and nap, she lays on the front porch rails and I can see her because I sit on the front porch all the time with my computer.
She loves to lay in the front yard right outside the window where I sit and lounge in the sun.
She climbs trees, runs around the yard, takes naps and comes inside well before dark where she spends the rest of her time.

Also, ALL animals whether they are strictly indoor or indoor/outdoor or strictly outdoor should get vaccinations and be given flea, tick and worm medication properly.
Amazingly enough even indoor cats get fleas, ticks and worms from time to time.
And our indoor/outdoor girl is a great mouser and she has taught our indoor girl how to be a good mouser since they go to the basement all the time and the basement has mice.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Pa
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In rural areas, outdoor cats don't bother neighbors because the neighbors are very far away.

So stop trying to argue with people who have outdoor cats in areas that aren't like your neighborhood.

Why don't you tell us how you are specifically bothered by the cats? Tell us exactly what they do.

We can't really give advice until you do. Otherwise you're just ranting and baiting.
Oh you are mistaken in that assumption. The closest house to me is nearly 300 yards and yet I have found the neighbors cat on my deck. I think maybe AM is dealing with cats that have been dropped off and are feral more than neighbors pets. I have a feral Kitty living in my shed no harm no foul. I made a box for her and she's happy. She isn't hurting anything so she is welcome to stay.
I don't like cats near my house because I don't want to deal with the smell of them marking my house.
My issue is never with responsible pet owners it is with those who insist that it is okay to impose their pets upon others. Dog or cat it is your pet, if it isn't under control you are making it everyone else's problem.
I do have a dog that for what ever reason is aggressive towards cats. I keep her out of the shed to avoid the inevitable.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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He is toilet trained but has been wetting himself lately because of the trauma of outside cats. But I am suposed to get up & do his laundry daily with my water & detergent just so some one's cat owner can be happy. And I am, supposed to see my son suffer just so someone's cat can be happy!


They poop, they urinate, they sun themselves in my lawn. They are here when I dont want them to be. I have that right ? Or not?

My son is adopted & had a tramautic experiences with cats in his past life. We have been taking him to therapy. He is finally at peace with HIS indoor cat BUT hates cats in general. He is disturbed by OUTSIDE cats & I am becoming consumed with buying mothballs & all that ** its NOT helping!
Ahh. After 4 pages of posts we are finally getting closer to the truth. Why not mention this upfront? I sympathize with your situation, I have a fear of heights that started when I fell backwards down some stairs when I was only 5 or 6 years old. I'm still afraid of heights but I do things like surfing which scares me a little. But I don't let it stop me from using stairs.

Suppose you are out driving or walking around and you pass a neighbor whose cats are sitting at a window or even sitting in their own yard. Your son gets upset. Is it fair to ask your neighbor to close their blinds 24 hours a day or prevent their cats from going in their own yard, in order to prevent your son from seeing something that is upsetting? Maybe you could teach him that one bad interaction with a cat does not mean all cats are bad or need to be destroyed. I'm not saying it would be easy, but the more you post on here, the more convinced I am that you are planning to harm the outdoor cats you see to prevent your son from seeing them again.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Oh you are mistaken in that assumption. The closest house to me is nearly 300 yards and yet I have found the neighbors cat on my deck. I think maybe AM is dealing with cats that have been dropped off and are feral more than neighbors pets. I have a feral Kitty living in my shed no harm no foul. I made a box for her and she's happy. She isn't hurting anything so she is welcome to stay.
I don't like cats near my house because I don't want to deal with the smell of them marking my house.
My issue is never with responsible pet owners it is with those who insist that it is okay to impose their pets upon others. Dog or cat it is your pet, if it isn't under control you are making it everyone else's problem.
I do have a dog that for what ever reason is aggressive towards cats. I keep her out of the shed to avoid the inevitable.
This is where I differ with most people here. IMO you do not have to restrict your own dog in his own home out of the shed. You pay to live there. Your dog should be able to go to the shed. Instead stray cats should not be in your home uninvited.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Oh you are mistaken in that assumption. The closest house to me is nearly 300 yards and yet I have found the neighbors cat on my deck. I think maybe AM is dealing with cats that have been dropped off and are feral more than neighbors pets. I have a feral Kitty living in my shed no harm no foul. I made a box for her and she's happy. She isn't hurting anything so she is welcome to stay.
I don't like cats near my house because I don't want to deal with the smell of them marking my house.
My issue is never with responsible pet owners it is with those who insist that it is okay to impose their pets upon others. Dog or cat it is your pet, if it isn't under control you are making it everyone else's problem.
I do have a dog that for what ever reason is aggressive towards cats. I keep her out of the shed to avoid the inevitable.
Abandoned or feral cats are a different issue. Try to see if there is a Neuter Spay and Release program in your area. These programs are usually free or very inexpensive. The cats won't spray if they are fixed. And the feral living in your shed won't multiple into more ferals if you have it fixed too. I had a problem with ferals in my neighborhood but we got it under control fairly quickly. Good luck.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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This is where I differ with most people here. IMO you do not have to restrict your own dog in his own home out of the shed. You pay to live there. Your dog should be able to go to the shed. Instead stray cats should not be in your home uninvited.
Since she decided to let the feral live in the shed and gave it a box, it's her cat now.

Why not stick to worrying about and solving your own personal problem with cats?
 
Old 01-12-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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But boo, my son is being evaluated by a PHD specialist & who are you?
Any PhD specialist worth a penny will tell you that your son will need to overcome his cat fear to function. You can't control how many cats he sees in the world. It's impossible. It's better to pees when he sees them now in your yard than later when he sees them somewhere it is more embarrassing for him to pee.

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I like your font but you sound like a biased cat lover right now!
Not really. I'm responding to you like I do in the parenting forum and the health forum. I've always been honest and fair with you when others haven't.

I'll share how to keep cat and dog poop out of your yard later. I have to cook dinner.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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You are one crazy broad OP. I really hope there isn't actually a child involved in your fantasies.
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