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Oh look! There's a cat up there! Jump!

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RubbishMantra Sat 29-Oct-16 22:24:57

I live on the main drag between the bars and local 'Nite-Spot'.

Curtains open in my bedroom. MCat sitting on the windowsill, watching the world go by. A group of 'tipsy' arseholes youth walk past, look up, see MCat, and "Oh look! there's a cat up there! C'mon cat, jump, jump!" and make encouraging noises to try to make him jump down onto paving from a second floor window. MCat looked at them with disdain, from behind his FlatCat screen.

I let both my cats out the back door, all the gardens are enclosed by terraces, but shut them in at around 7pm.

There are some horrible people about, bear that in mind folks, especially as people are already letting off fire-works, and for some reason, cats seem fair game to these types.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:29:09

it makes me feel vulnerable that someone could take my cat away, he's all i've really got.

HemanOrSheRa Sat 29-Oct-16 22:38:39

Idiots. I found the shithead kid who lives across the road from us, teasing one of mine with a laser pen from his bedroom window. He was waving it around IN THE ROAD angry. I made it clear through gestures that I could see him. He just closed his curtains and carried on through a gap. So I sent DP out. That put paid to that game.

RubbishMantra Sun 30-Oct-16 01:34:02

It makes me angry because we're seen as a nation of animal lovers, but when it comes to cats, they seem to be fair game.

No-one will take your cat away Fluffy, hes a Berserker. But I feel the same as you, my boys are all I have. I'd willingly do time if anyone hurt either of them.

What's with (some) kids/people these days? When I was a youngster, I had ultimate respect for all animals, like I do now. I used to bring home injured wildlife, put cat food in the garden for the hedgehogs. Even moths/butterflies, I didn't realise they had such a short life once emerging from their chrysalis, and would feed them sugar water from a bottle top. They have long probiscusis(?) which unfurl like party blowers.

Glad your DP had a friendly smile word with HemanCat's shitty spoilt brat of a cat botherer.

My Dsis used to be a PC, she saw some horrible things.

All I can do is get them in before it becomes dark. (They're both a-snoozin next to me as I type.

GardenGeek Sun 30-Oct-16 01:34:04

Oooh <penny drops>
People feed cat food to hedgehogs.

I was wondering why apparently my boy goes over to neighbours for hedgehog feeding time; and watches hedgehog eat dinner, then waits till he saunters off and eats his left overs.

Yes I am proud I taught him such good manners grin

But I am sure there not feeding Waitrose food, which the only food he doesn't object too at home hmm

RubbishMantra Sun 30-Oct-16 02:14:00

Garden, your animal loving neighbours may well be feeding the hedgehogs bread soaked in milk. Which they will gobble up, just like cats. Both species are on the whole, lactose intolerant.

Remember this advert? grin

You could have a chat with them about how lovely it is that hedgies come into their garden, and you wish more would come to yours' - "What do you feed them to encourage them into your garden?" If it's bread and milk, you could delicately suggest cat food as the better option.

GardenGeek Sun 30-Oct-16 15:05:55

Oh thats interesting, I reckon that is what they are feeding.

They do seem quite very wise about most things so fingers crossed they are feeding lacto-free if that is the case.

If I see them I will ask and suggest as tactfully as I can (not naturally very tactful) grin

Does this mean I can give GardenBoy some Lacto-free milk himself instead of Catmilk? I hate the catmilk because the portion size is so big you cant feed all at once and I don't like to feed days in a row, just as a one-off treat here and there.

cozietoesie Sun 30-Oct-16 15:16:03

Interesting question. I happen to have a lactose-tolerant cat at the moment (as I found out through bad thieving behaviour) but that may not necessarily be the case in the future.

RubbishMantra Sun 30-Oct-16 16:20:42

Yes you can, Garden. And goats' milk, also lactose free. Tact isn't my strong point either, so I feel your pain.

GardenGeek Sun 30-Oct-16 16:26:34

Thanks rubbish

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