To spray a cat

(43 Posts)
MrsLouisTheroux Tue 12-Mar-13 08:35:33

with water just as it was just about to poo in my garden?
It was preparing it's 'toilet area' next to my snowdrops and I sprayed it with water. The cat ran off.
Our garden is littered with cat poo and a cat loving friend actually suggested the use water. It this U?

Latara Tue 19-Mar-13 12:52:22

Water is fine.. unless it's my cat - she loves water!

meddie Tue 19-Mar-13 12:48:36

Yanbu , water pistol or washing up liquid bottle filled with water is fine. I had a cat who use to use my neighbours garden and this is what I suggested to her. I have no problems with people spraying my cats if they dont want them in their gardens.

maninawomansworld Tue 19-Mar-13 10:37:10

No, you were well within your rights. We have a cat who comes around (god knows where from because we live in the middle of nowhere) and craps on my veg plot unless the dog is in the garden.
I would DEARLY love to shoot it with my shotgun and sort the little bastard out once and for all but sadly that's illegal and would get me in a lot of trouble with the cops so I have to continue sending the dogs after it when I see it and hope that one day it'll get the message and not return or the dogs will actually catch it!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Thu 14-Mar-13 13:45:44

My cat (late cat. sad) had some sort of reciprocal arrangement with the cat next door. She would crap in his back garden and he would do the flowerbed in our front garden.

Unless I misunderstood and it was Shit Wars, or something. grin

FeckOffCup Thu 14-Mar-13 13:34:35

YANBU, it won't harm them and will hopefully give them the message your garden is a no go area.

Sokmonsta Thu 14-Mar-13 11:50:51

Yanbu. I've done this. We use 'cats away' as I don't want my children playing on soiled grass and we don't have a cat ourselves.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 13-Mar-13 20:58:38

My DBil had a cat in his garden the other day. He threw a tennis ball at the shed beside it to scare it and as the cat whipped round at the noise, the tennis ball rebounded and smacked it right in the face. He didn't mean to and I'm sorry but I laughed. blush

zukiecat Wed 13-Mar-13 20:50:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsLouisTheroux Wed 13-Mar-13 20:49:16

Thank you though to everyone with cats who has said IANBU. I was expecting a different response. Your responses have made me feel less angry about the poo situation!

MrsLouisTheroux Wed 13-Mar-13 20:45:13

LadyP: A Karcher should do the job. grin Sorry cat lovers but this made me laugh! I used a plant spray bottle - I don't fancy hanging around for days until they get the message though. I might try pepper next.
ripsishere I feel your pain. There are at least 7 visitors here. Our garden is a communal toilet sad

ComposHat Wed 13-Mar-13 13:27:13

My Gran swore blind that a pop bottle half filled with water keeps the cats at bay.

I thought it was the first sign of senility, but other people do it too. The theory is that the reflections from the pop bottle and the water create prisms of light that the cat doesn't like.

Whether this works or not, is another story.

Bridgetbidet Wed 13-Mar-13 13:11:05

YANBU. I have 4 cats and would not mind at all if people sprayed them with water to get them out of their gardens.

Greydog Wed 13-Mar-13 12:55:12

a liberal sprinkling round the favourite spots!

noblegiraffe Wed 13-Mar-13 12:32:13

How much curry powder would you need? A pinch liberally sprinkled or a whole packet?

YANBU at all.
I sprayed a persistent offender who kept getting in through the cat flap with orange juice.
Never came back again.

ComposHat Wed 13-Mar-13 12:13:40

I am besotted with our cat, but wouldn't object if you'd squirted her with a water pistol, just so long as you hadn't held her down and hosed her in sub zero conditions.

Greydog Wed 13-Mar-13 10:26:39

I've got a water pistol as well that I spray cats with. Also found that curry powder is better than pepper dust. You can get curry plants as well!

FreudiansSlipper Wed 13-Mar-13 10:22:52

I have a toy water pistol I use on my cat when he is scratching my lovely velvet armchair
still does it but it works at the time but he is very spoilt and knows he can wrap me around his little paws

YANBU I have a cat, if you caught him crapping in your garden I'd have no problem with you spraying him with water.

Mydelilah Wed 13-Mar-13 10:13:23

I used to spray my own cats with water (from a houseplant spray bottle thingy) when they went to scratch my sofas or jump on kitchen worktops as kittens. It worked, as they learned not to do it! YANBU

DeepRedBetty Wed 13-Mar-13 09:29:14

They're quite bright and will soon learn to vanish if they see you approaching with a water gun.

lozster Wed 13-Mar-13 09:28:32

I have a cat and wouldn't mind. In fact i once snook in to my neighbours garden to remove a big dump i had just caught my moggy doing blush. No need to soak though - most are afraid of the spraying sound do that alone would work without the water.

YANBU, I have a cat who I'm very PFB about blush and I often say I'd much prefer a neighbour who didn't want him in their garden sprayed him with water rather than hit him or throw rocks etc.

LadyPessaryPam Wed 13-Mar-13 09:10:30

A Karcher should do the job.

MisselthwaiteManor Wed 13-Mar-13 07:02:08

YANBU, it won't hurt them. A super soaker is a bit much though.

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