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    Default Need some suggestions for being tactful...

    Neighbor behind us has a few cats. It is her own business if she chooses to let them out, what I am having a hard time with is the fact that hey like to come into my yard, dig it up and use it as a toilet. It is disgusting and I swear if there is poo to be found and licked Raven finds it. I have just about had it.

    Any suggestions on how to deal with it and not flip the frack out? I feel if people want pets then they need to be responsible and care for and clean up after them.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions for being tactful...

    Hmmm. I can't help with this. Maybe put barbed wire up? I heard it's a great way to keep convicts in. If you aren't harboring any convicts inside the fence...maybe it will help keep the cat-victs out.

    Seriously.....I think you might be out of luck on this one. Unless you can find a way to scare the hell out of them. Maybe they will live up to the "fraidy cat" term and stay away.

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    If your neighbors become unreasonable or defensive, you can get plug in things that scare away cats. It gives off a scent or sound that they don't like.

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    Default Re: Need some suggestions for being tactful...

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    If your neighbors become unreasonable or defensive, you can get plug in things that scare away cats. It gives off a scent or sound that they don't like.
    Do they actually work? Something is going to have give.

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    Is there a leash law in your area for cats? There isn't in our town, so we have cats roaming all over the neighborhood. One thing is that our cat and dogs will chase any cat away.

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    @Bella'sMom...don't think there is one. I am going to check though. I am going to get a damn slingshot and some water balloons. I don't want to encourage her to chase cats because we have a Siamese cat in the house. It's bad enough our yorkie tries to chase and rough play with the April. God knows how much mischief Raven can get up to if that starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    @Bella'sMom...don't think there is one. I am going to check though. I am going to get a damn slingshot and some water balloons. I don't want to encourage her to chase cats because we have a Siamese cat in the house. It's bad enough our yorkie tries to chase and rough play with the April. God knows how much mischief Raven can get up to if that starts.

    It is funny you say that. We have a cat and our dogs just ignore her. However if another cat comes into the mix, they takeoff. We can even say "get the kitty" and they look past Daisey and look out the window. It is like they don't even know Daisey is a cat.

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    I have cats - only one of them goes outside - but I'm certain they're filling up everyone's flower beds AND my own. My cat Sushi is a local celebrity and has a "tour" he does everyday, around the neighborhood visiting with some of my elderly neighbors who let him right in. I'm sure he's crappin' all over the countryside and I certainly find stuff in my own gardens. (except the raised beds which I've fixed so they can't get into them) How would someone control this? Not let him out? That would certainly negatively impact his quality of life. He loves his daily tours!

    I've not heard of these Plug In things, but I've seen "animal repellent" (deer, rabbit, cat, dog) at garden stores. Maybe try that?

    You could always gift your neighbor with one of those kitty litter scoopers and ask her to visit your flower beds? ha ha ha I'm sure that will go over....but I'd do it if someone asked me to. I mean....hey, Sushi is my cat!

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    Get a chihuahua! My mother-in-law had one and it kept any kitty out of her yard. Unfortunately the downside is chihuahuas bark a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    @Bella'sMom ...don't think there is one. I am going to check though. I am going to get a damn slingshot and some water balloons. I don't want to encourage her to chase cats because we have a Siamese cat in the house. It's bad enough our yorkie tries to chase and rough play with the April. God knows how much mischief Raven can get up to if that starts.
    May be ask them to pay for the weekly clean up of your yard -- there are services that come and pick up the . Tell them you realize you can't stop them from coming in your yard, but they need to be responsible for the ;poo: just like a dog owners is when walking their dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    May be ask them to pay for the weekly clean up of your yard -- there are services that come and pick up the . Tell them you realize you can't stop them from coming in your yard, but they need to be responsible for the ;poo: just like a dog owners is when walking their dog.
    I like that idea..lol. The lady is a bit nutty I think. She likes to attempt to make the raccoons her pets too.

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    @fonatanfox..I have a little yappie yorkie to fill that spot.
    @Vicaroo1000 ..while I wouldn't want to impact her pets tour of the neighborhood, it is impacting the quality of my life. I clean up after my dogs and cat and I shouldn't have to clean up after the pets she has chosen to have. I have a seven year old and younger nieces and nephews, I want them to enjoy my yard and not have to step in poo. Her cats are also not spayed or neutered as one of them loves to come into my yard and mark. One of their fav places happens to be the cover on my grill. Her cats love the plush well kept grass in my yard.

    I am going to get one of those electronic things as well as some of the granules that is supposed to deter them. Something has too give.
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