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Smellyanne Wed 12-Feb-14 15:10:51

which has started pooing in our garden and has today left a dead mouse on the doorstep ?
Not sure what I expect them to do about it to be honest but I have young children and don't want to have to clean up someone elses cat poo or dead creatures everytime we go outside..

Katinkia Wed 12-Feb-14 15:12:17

We'll maybe they could give the cat a good talking to....

Gawd, there's only just been a thread on cat poo..........I haven't the energy to comment on another one!

However, did you see the criminal in question crap in your garden and leave you the his favour he thinks he is bringing you a gift, maybe to apologise for crapping in your garden!

NeoFaust Wed 12-Feb-14 15:14:18

Buy a water pistol and nail the devil every time you spot it in the garden. A nerf super soaker is best.

Neighbours used to do the same to our cat. It's harmless, but very discouraging for the feline in question and good practice for the zombie plague.

CumberCookie Wed 12-Feb-14 15:19:11

I like NeoFaust suggestion, and I'm a cat owner. Talking to your neighbour about it wont help, it's not like the cat will listen to them!

KellyElly Wed 12-Feb-14 15:50:44

Somehow I don't think their cat will give a shit when they explain it's actions to it later grin

SnookyPooky Wed 12-Feb-14 15:57:42

Yay cat shit bingo. I'll get me dabber.....

TheDoctorsNewKidneys Wed 12-Feb-14 15:59:18

Ooh, another cat poo in my garden thread.

<grabs popcorn, pulls up chair>

Beamur Wed 12-Feb-14 16:01:29

Sweet that it's brought you a mouse, yukky though it might seem it is a present for you.
This cat wants to be your friend.
However, poo is not so nice! The water pistol is a good idea, kitty won't like it but it will do no harm.

kelper Wed 12-Feb-14 16:02:45

Don't be like my neighbour who had a humane trap, and has been trapping and -possibly drowning-- neighbourhood cats, including two of men, and only was caught because my third cat miaowed so loud we found her sad
Water pistols are a much nicer idea

kelper Wed 12-Feb-14 16:03:05

Not men, mine!

NinjaBunny Wed 12-Feb-14 16:04:35

Apparently they're not bringing you a gift.

It's because they think you're a crap hunter and don't want you to starve.

So more of a food parcel than a present.


No advice on the poo though.

bodygoingsouth Wed 12-Feb-14 16:08:34

op it's a cat. a fucking cat. what do you want the neighbours to do? sit it on the naughty step?

it's a mouse on your step! ffs. just sweep it off. cat poo! are you and dcs plating in the garden at the moment and if you are in Britain it will be washed away in seconds.

you have young children who may piss off your neighbours with noise in the summer. get a grip!

bodygoingsouth Wed 12-Feb-14 16:09:44

never ever seen cat poo btw. dog yes, fox yes badger yes but cat no.

GTA5MASTER Wed 12-Feb-14 16:11:06

Be thankful it didn't bring a live mouse in to your house and set it free!! Mine do this all the time.
Mine also don't poop in anyone's garden because I have a litter tray by the back door and they prefer to use that (lazy buggers).
So win win for the neighbours ;-)

KellyElly Wed 12-Feb-14 16:13:12

My cat pissed all over my bathroom yesterday and then emptied the rest on the bedroom carpet. Live safe in the knowledge that it's probably doing much worse in its own house grin

higgle Wed 12-Feb-14 16:17:41

Our neighbours all have cats and we have a dog. I wouldn't dare ask but when I'm removing cat poo from the pots outside my front door where the cats have also dug up the bulbs and destroyed the plants I really can see no reason why the owners shouldn't be obliged to clear up after the cats and make good the damage they have caused.

Smellyanne Wed 12-Feb-14 16:31:27

Yes, thats what I was thinking , that I might ask them to clean it up . Although they are nice and we get on fine , I'm pretty sure they would have something to say if the situation were reversed.

Theodorous Wed 12-Feb-14 16:36:53

If I had neighbours close enough and my cats were going to their garden to shit I would buy them a high pressure hose, chemicals to put them off and failing that, I guess I would try to keep them in until every day they had done their poo inside. I have 6 currently who rarely leave the garden and if they did, they don't go far. How do I know? Just mell the breath of my 11 dogs.

Theodorous Wed 12-Feb-14 16:37:25


BroomstickRider Wed 12-Feb-14 16:37:51

Get your own cat to chase it out of the garden smile

WooWooOwl Wed 12-Feb-14 16:38:37

Yanbu. There is no reason why the owners couldn't clear up the mess their pet makes and they shock also pay for deterrents for you to use if they aren't prepared to keep their cat indoors.

bodygoingsouth Wed 12-Feb-14 16:43:19

see I wonder where you all live? I live in a big village 10 mikes from a huge city.

in our garden we get foxes, badgers and the occasional dog. these all poo in our garden in a regular basis.

the rain usually washes it away but as we are all outdoors people and my children walked everywhere we weren't afraid of getting a but dirty or the odd poo.

I can't understand how your gardens are so prim that you actually see cat poo.

KellyElly Wed 12-Feb-14 16:54:25

Yes, thats what I was thinking , that I might ask them to clean it up . But unless you were prepared to do shitwatch surveillance how could you prove it was their cat every time ;)

lucycoco Wed 12-Feb-14 16:59:31

I'd encourage you to be more tolerant. Cats roam, it's just the way it is.

I have neighbours with children who play noisily. This isn't exactly music to my ears, but of course I tolerate it because: children can be noisy, it's just the way it is.

If we were all only prepared to tolerate from others exactly what they tolerate from us, we'd be in a lot of trouble!

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