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Intruder alert

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Charity, May 6, 2017.


  1. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    The saga of the cats next door continues. This week, the young black one has discovered he can get across the catproof netting on to our shed :Banghead and has been sat there 2-3 times. He's no doubt been watching Bunty do it and has thought 'I can do that'. Bunty and Toppy are now totally obsessed with sitting outside on their chosen watch towers for hours staring at the fence where they know he will appear. If OH or I go outside, black cat will disappear back into his own garden. Bunty has seen him once this morning coming back from the other garden at the bottom of ours and she was up the tree and after him before you could say Tom and Jerry. My worry is, if the cat manages to get down into our garden and comes face to face with Bunty and/or Toppy, there is no easy and quick way out. :(

    Toppy takes the first watch this morning (he's been there three hours!)
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    Then its Bunty's turn, she likes to be a bit more discreet
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  2. Paddypaws

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    Oh I shouldn't laugh as I know you are worried, but their little faces full of anticipation are just too cute. Monty too sits on the tower for hours inspecting next door's garden and cats and the little beggar managed to get in there the other night which caused all sorts of drama.
    They do keep us on our toes eh?
     
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  3. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    It just seems such a shame they are wasting valuable outdoor time doing what cats do when half the time the blessed cat next door is actually indoors, probably asleep, while they are waiting for him to appear. :eek: Cats do get some strange obsessions.
     
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    Two lovely cats tho'!!
     
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    We have had the same problem. What ever we seem to do we get an intruder. Thankfully it is rare.
    I just make sure that all our cats are in before dark. I now check round every couple of days to make sure that the cat proofing is all ok
    Recently someone over the way had a new back fence panels renewed and some of our netting had come unstuck down the side of a post. Which would have let cats in.
    I think if the black cat did come in and come face to face he would just bolt up the fence and scramble over the netting as this has happened to us on one occasion.
    The trouble is they like you we don't want them to get in any fights too.
     
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  6. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    Isn't it a pain after you've gone to all the trouble of proofing the garden! Problem with us is that our fences are not standard 6 feet high, they are on top of walls so about 8-10 feet high and I think any cat would be hard pressed to climb up them trying to escape. Its the tree or nothing.
     
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    Aww bless them!!!!
     
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  8. Emmasian

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    I would have the same issue in that if another cat took a flying leap into my catproof garden, they simply wouldn't get out again, and I'm not sure Teddy especially would like it. It hasn't happened in six months and I'm hoping the sight and scent of three evermore humongous Maine Coons out there for hours might put off intruders. My guys are very easy going as a multi cat household, but a sudden invader might get short shrift!
     
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