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Can I squirt it?

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RoastChickenDinner Wed 20-Jul-16 07:44:40

An aggressive neighbourhood cat has started attacking PreciousPussGirl. Can I squirt it with a super soaker to discourage it from coming in our garden?

She was rehomed from her previous home due to issues with another cat bullying her, which apparently led to her refusing to go outside and inappropriately toileting in the house.

She uses her tray fine when she's inside here but she so enjoys being outside that I really don't want a reoccurrence of her previous issues.

Surely it's not unreasonable to squirt this other cat?

lljkk Wed 20-Jul-16 08:21:07

why wouldn't you?

RoastChickenDinner Wed 20-Jul-16 09:27:53

Cos it's a bit mean. And also I wasn't sure if it was better in terms of natural behaviour to let them sort out their own hierarchy.

cozietoesie Wed 20-Jul-16 10:25:25

Remember, though, that you're part of their world. smile

I've always 'backed up' my cats - they seem totally accepting of it.

I'd squirt away. smile

RubbishMantra Wed 20-Jul-16 11:38:20

Squirt. I actually bought my neighbour a supersoaker, because he's knowingly taken on a dog that goes for cats, and he encouraged Little Monsieur to visit him (Dreamies). I didn't mind, because his very gentle dog died, and Little Monsieur helped fill the dog shaped hole, while he was dogless.

But when he got a dog hating cat, I bought him a supersoaker and made him promise to use it. "It's cruel", he said. Not as bloody cruel as my trusting little lad being ripped apart I said.

RubbishMantra Wed 20-Jul-16 11:42:31

...the supersoaker was to be used on Little M, I wouldn't presume to tell anyone to squirt their own animal!

RubbishMantra Wed 20-Jul-16 11:44:26

cat hating dog that should've read. Bloody heat!

RoastChickenDinner Wed 20-Jul-16 12:16:39

I did chase it off this morning and clap my hands at it, but think soaking it might be more effective.

BagelGoesWalking Wed 20-Jul-16 19:13:49

Having just read the "hot pussy" thread, the Interloper will probably love it in this hot weather!

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