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to think it's unreasonable for a neighbour's cats to use my garden as a toilet?

(35 Posts)
GreenPenguin Thu 20-Oct-11 16:06:37

need I say more?

worraliberty Thu 20-Oct-11 16:07:40

I do wish you wouldn't say more

This subject has been done to death!

Hassled Thu 20-Oct-11 16:08:22

Your difficulty here is that cats haven't really mastered rational thought.

They do, however, understand water pistols. Get one, use it.

gushofbloodtothefloor Thu 20-Oct-11 16:08:35

You do realise the cat owns the neighbour rather than the other way around?

TechnoViking Thu 20-Oct-11 16:08:39

Can't you provide a quiet corner and a daily paper for it to read, while it does its business?

usualsuspect Thu 20-Oct-11 16:09:25

oh great ,the weekly cat shit thread

IggyPup Thu 20-Oct-11 16:10:37

I have talked to my cats about this as I think I might be your neighbour.

They laughed and told me to feck off.

coraltoes Thu 20-Oct-11 16:11:21

Put a sign up

MrsHuxtable Thu 20-Oct-11 16:12:30


HeresTheScaryThingBooyhoo Thu 20-Oct-11 16:14:47


cats dont shit in their own gardens FACT.

get a dog.

GreenPenguin Thu 20-Oct-11 16:15:10

it deserves to be done weekly. It's a real shit if it's your garden!

slightlymad72 Thu 20-Oct-11 16:15:32

Why don't you shit in theirs? Don't be surprised though if they start throwing it back over the fence grin

CoralRose Thu 20-Oct-11 16:22:32

Our cat does this. Usually whilst we are in the garden chatting to the neighbours who own the garden of choice for Mr Puss. Highly embarrassing, but nothing we can do about it. YABU.

chill1243 Thu 20-Oct-11 16:25:02

I did see a clip on TV where someone had toilet trained a cat. But it may have been a piss take

ScaredBear Thu 20-Oct-11 16:26:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 20-Oct-11 16:27:21

Get a cat.

Then at least one of you will be nice. wink

exoticfruits Thu 20-Oct-11 16:30:43

Unfortunately cats are very independent and follow their own rules!

CalmaLlamaDown Thu 20-Oct-11 16:34:58

Pointy sticks pushed into the earth where they poo stopped our neighbours cat shitting in our border, yanbu.

why do some people read

CalmaLlamaDown Thu 20-Oct-11 16:36:40

Pointy sticks pushed into the earth where they poo stopped our neighbours cat shitting in our border, yanbu.

why do some people read this thread and reply if its boring and done to death, don't understand

usualsuspect Thu 20-Oct-11 16:39:13

Because I'm bored grin

Whatmeworry Thu 20-Oct-11 16:39:31

I wonder if there is a business for selling cat outhouses?

viewfromawindow Thu 20-Oct-11 16:39:53

Actually cats DO use their own garden!!! I have 3 cats and have deliberately created a toilet area for them with soft earth, sand and a bit of privacy in a corner behind a large bush. Works like a dream. I have also given my neighbours large water pistols just in ace and they have only had to use them a few time. Cats aren't stupid...they got the very unsubtle hint!

topknob Thu 20-Oct-11 16:41:37

I have two cats and have advised my neighbours that if the cats bother them to use a water pistol ... they said it was ok, but I did reply it wouldn't be a problem !

what some regulars seem to forget is that it may have been done to death for you but a newbie has not seen all the others and wants up to date opinions, just move on to something that hasn't yet been done (if you can find anything) and leave them to it, you were all new once! smile

PigletJohn Thu 20-Oct-11 16:52:46

get your own cat and the problem will stop. Or befriend your neighbour's cat so he looks on your garden as his home.

This really does work.

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