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To think my neighbour has some balls nicking my cat in front of my face

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basketofsoftkittens · 05/07/2015 22:22

So, standing outside calling my cat to come in for the night. Next door opens her window, sees me and shuts the window again. 5 seconds later she re-opens the window, calls my cats name, he runs in her house and she shuts the window (at this point her cat had ran to her house and was sat outside on the windowsill watching her feed my dam cat).

She saw me, heard me call him and blatantly stole my cat right in front of my face.

Why am i such a wimp that i haven't even gone and knocked on her door and demand my cat back. I have considered walking up to her window and taking her cat and seeing how she likes it but no. I have walked back into my house, shut the door and thought, did that really just happen.

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CassieBearRawr · 05/07/2015 23:41

I'd have knocked on her fucking door right there and then. Since she's not answering now leave it tonight but go back round tomorrow. Cheeky mare.

gamerchick · 05/07/2015 23:48

Tomorrow go round and do the hysterical wide eyed 'Whar did you feed her???? I NEED to know so I can tell the vet. Don't you know she has damaged 'insert organ' and needs a special diet. Give me your name so I can give you the vets Bill.'

Or words to that effect. Scare the crap out of the silly cow.

SugarOnTop · 06/07/2015 00:51

i'd just stand there constantly knocking on her door/ringing the bell and FORCE her to open the bloody door and return it. then when she does i would smile very sweetly and politely ask for my cat back. stop being a wimp op!

SugarOnTop · 06/07/2015 00:52

haha! like it gamer Grin

Catsize · 06/07/2015 00:56

Sounds like a serious catnap.

DancingHat · 06/07/2015 02:55

Why would you do this to your neighbour? Stealing a cat overnight is always going to end in trouble.

sykadelic · 06/07/2015 03:29

Sorry I'm with everyone else. Your failure to act just tells her she's right to "steal" your cat because you don't care about it.

I agree with the knocking and banging and ringing until she opens the door (provided you're sure your cat is inside otherwise if/when she calls the police you may get into trouble for harassment).

mildredsmells · 06/07/2015 06:27

Cats are considered as property by law. Check RSPCA or cats protection websites.

Is he microchipped? If not get it done as soon as, no disputes over ownership then....

TTWK · 06/07/2015 07:06

Cats don't have owners, they have staff. The cat had a free choice, and has decided next door is a better option. Live with it.

If you want it back, I suggest you by the finest line caught Alaskan wild salmon, or organic chicken.

Then the cat may decide it wants to take you back.

Hissy · 06/07/2015 07:53

Stand outside her door and MIAOW, she'll open the door then.

Seriously, I have no comprehension why you didn't go and get your cat back.

FenellaFellorick · 06/07/2015 07:58

absolutely agree. get your cat microchipped asap if he isn't already and make it the first thing you do with the kitten

If you don't tell her very firmly to pack it in, she's going to carry on doing it. So you have to choose.

SomethingAboutNothing · 06/07/2015 08:12

a friend of mine had her cat stolen by a sweet old lady, when she found out where the cat was she went round to ask for her back and ask the lady not to feed her anymore but she said she couldn't possibly stop feeding her. When the mention of her medical condition came up the sweet old lady said 'oh no, I couldn't afford to pay that'. Shock Grin

SarfEasticatedMumma · 06/07/2015 08:13

It is possible OP that when your kitten arrives your cat may permanently decamp next door - although your neighbour sounds a bit creepy you may be glad of her later. You could go round today and say 'thanks for having xxx for a sleepover, but I'd like to get him used to sleeping on in his own home.....'

CrystalCove · 06/07/2015 08:25

I'm not the worlds most assertive person but even I would have knocked on her door immediately to see you had saw your cat going into her house.

Suncreamandspades · 06/07/2015 09:24

When I was a child our cat used to go missing for weeks, my Mum called the police once to see if they had had any reports Shock Grin

After he died we found out three houses all thought they owned him and he had been in the cattery on the missing weeks Grin

MrsRonBurgundy · 06/07/2015 09:35

My next door neighbour used to feed my cat and lure her in. i just knocked on and asked her to stop feeding the cat as the vet had put her on a special diet. She stopped it straight away to be fair to her. I don't get why people do this with cats though? I stroke the cats on my street (we've got a whole street of cat people - it's brilliant) and sometimes they try to follow me in but I gently explain "this isn't your house kitty - you live over there" and shoo them back. It's not hard is it? And if she wants another cat there are plenty sitting in shelters who would love a home.

OP I hope you get yours back

pilates · 06/07/2015 09:38

Op, you need to go to your neighbours house and speak to her and explain what you saw last night and how it is not acceptable and to refrain from doing it again. Come on speak up!

wallypops · 06/07/2015 09:45

I would mention that he has to be on some special diet which costs £100s a month. Do a quick search for the most outrageously expensive cat food you can find and say if she really wants to keep him he must be fed that. But if she steals the new kitten you will press charges for kitnapping.

Donthate · 06/07/2015 09:50

Have you got your cat back yet?

MokunMokun · 06/07/2015 09:53

I went through this with my cat-stealing neighbours. It is bizarre. I'd say from experience to avoid the passive aggressive approach and just be blunt. That's my cat. We keep our cat in now. I feel a bit sorry for him but he is happy, the wildlife in the garden is happier. The neighbour isn't happy though.

PatricianOfAnkhMorpork · 06/07/2015 10:25

We have about six cats that visit us. We don't feed any of them but they love sleeping in our garden - no pets of our own and no children, so they can snooze to their hearts content.

Two of them do try to come in the house but we shoo them back out again. For one of them its simply because he wants a fuss and a lap to sit on! The other is just downright nosey Grin

I do like them visiting as I get the benefit of a cat to fuss occasionally but without the feeding, vet bills and fur all over my house.

Sazzle41 · 06/07/2015 10:39

That needs sorting OP - I'd have been knocking and knocking and wanting an explanation! She sounds like its some bonkers competition to her, and she obv wanted his name etc to encourage him to come to her!

When you do start letting him out again, call him in a bit earlier, to catch her out, always give him a treat and do a noise associated with the treat (shake tin, rustle the packet) that way you have a 'prompt' for a pending treat as an incentive for him to come back to you, not elsewhere!

TruJay · 06/07/2015 10:52

I don't understand how more than one household think they own the same cat?! Surely unless you got said cat from a rescue or bought the cat personally then isn't it obvious it isn't yours?
Just because it likes to visit your house does that mean the cat suddenly becomes yours? Imagine if someone did that with your puppy/dog, I'd go crazy and be straight over to get my pet back.
I'm not a cat person at all (not a fan and very allergic) so maybe I don't get it but it just seems a bit far fetched to me.

whothehellknows · 06/07/2015 11:26

I had my cat nicked-- and it was a semi-feral that I'd had brought in to deal with rats in the garden. Turns out the neighbor 2 doors down had trapped him and was keeping him in a cage in her house.

Surely the fact that his ear was notched and she had to keep him in a cage should have indicated that he wasn't up for being a pet? People are nuts.

munkysea · 06/07/2015 11:36

Why do people nick things that aren't theirs?

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