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Dh has given my Cat her marching orders.................

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DrNortherner Fri 25-Jul-08 09:11:19

sad

We have had her 3 years in Nov. She was born outside and has always had a bit of a ferral streak in her.

She backs off an hisses when you try to stroke her, she hisses at you if yuo walk past her, if she does allow you to stroke her one minute she is enjoying it and the next she nips you, she sprays on the radiatior in ds's bedroom and yesterday, the final straw, she weed all over ds's school shirts I had ironed and folded and left on the dining room table shock

Dh has had enough now. He says she has to go.

I love cats, and whilst she is not particularly nice I feel kind of sad.

motherinferior Fri 25-Jul-08 09:12:48

Oh dear, I am sorry. Can you get a new and nicer cat or is he in an anti-cat mood?

clayre Fri 25-Jul-08 09:12:56

aww, i would have given dh the marching orders grin

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:13:40

Can she live outside in a shed/outhouse or something? What would you do with her as she sounds difficult to re-home?

DrNortherner Fri 25-Jul-08 09:14:01

I think he may come round to nicer cat idea. But how can you guarantee a nice cat?

DrNortherner Fri 25-Jul-08 09:14:35

I am ringing cat protection league today.

piratecat Fri 25-Jul-08 09:15:31

if she was born outside, do yo mean she IS a ferral cat?

they cope better living on farms, and places they can be free. If house/home manners don't coem naturally to her, then its not her fault.

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:16:42

But who else will want a cat that pisses on your things and isn't friendly?

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:17:46

Can you not make her a catty version of a kennel or something so she can live outside?

DrNortherner Fri 25-Jul-08 09:18:32

No one Turkey Lurkey!!!

She was born outside yes, we homed her at about 10 weeks old. Would long time feralness (is that even a word?) have set in at that young age?

RubyRioja Fri 25-Jul-08 09:18:33

Just what I was going to say Turkey Lurkey - give her all she needs to be an outdoor cat.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 25-Jul-08 09:20:09

If she goes to the CPL will they be able to home her?

She's obviously not a domestic cat, how about trying to find a farm or stable that will take her?

It's not her fault she is the way she is, she's feral, not domestic.

fymandbean Fri 25-Jul-08 09:20:36

my mum had one of these when I was growing up -although she was house clean.... She lasted 22 years!!! She was a hardy old puss. All I can remember is getting bitten and scratched as a child, still no fear of cats at all now....

Still feral cats I wouldn't recommend with children... can you send her somewhere like a farm as the prevous poster said? ours was a superb mouser and ratter...

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:22:02

You could make a kennel really cosy for her with straw and stuff.....once they have that feral side I think it is usually always there and very hard to get them trained as a pet.

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:24:16

I think by ringing the CPL you are shoving the problem onto them as she's going to be hard to re-home....do you live in a rural area? Anyone you know with farms who'd like a mouser? You could put a card in post office or somthing?

DrNortherner Fri 25-Jul-08 09:25:35

Hmmm, my best mates dp works on a farm actually.

I'm in N Yorks so lots of rural areas around here.

TurkeyLurkey Fri 25-Jul-08 09:28:49

There you go then! You could always offer to buy them sacks of dry cat food for them to give her as an incentive towards her keep if she were to go and live there...bet she'd be dead happy..ahhhhh <<whimsical rat catching jolly farmers wife emotion>>

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