Fences - Cats - DIY?
On 10/30/12 1:41 PM, Bill Graham wrote:
On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:54:21 -0700, "David E. Ross"
On 10/27/12 5:40 PM, Bill Graham wrote:
Bob F wrote:
On Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:59:00 -0400, Brooklyn1 Gravesend1 wrote:
Gas Bag wrote:
She wants to stop her cats getting out, and other cats getting
in. To any cat "lovers" out there, my friend isn't getting rid
of her cats, nor is she trapping/baiting any of the cats in her
Anyone who cares about their cats doesn't let them out.
Like most absolute statements, that's nonsense. Cats enjoy being
outdoors and if we really care about our cats we want them to be
happy. Safe counts but so does happy.
And neighbor's love cat poop in their spinach.
Spinach gets lots of poop on it, from birds and other animals. If
you grow veggies, you better wash them before you eat them. Cats
are naturally wild animals. Like Elsa. they were "born free".
Keeping them inside is like keeping a bird in a cage. It keeps them
alive, but what is their quality of life? For me, quality beats
quantity in almost evry case.
The quality of my own life depends on not having new plants dug up
by a cat for a toilet because it found the soil there soft and
Cats aren't too big a problem in my garden, but a group of feral cats
has really played Hobb with the wild turkey population on one of the
tracts. Coyotes seem to keep them thinned in the warmer months and I
suspect winter is hard on them as they don't seem to migrate. I hope
they all succumb this year so I don't have to try and deal with it.
The wild turkeys around here are much too large to interest any house cat.
Also, I have never seen a house cat team up with another house cat to
accomplish anything. Cats are the ultimate loners and don't, "team up" I
also will take this opportunity to suggest that anyone who grows anything
outside has to worry about bird poop as well as a myriad of other harmful
insects and animals, and shouled wash all his veggies thouroughly before
eating them. It doesn't matter whether he is washing off cat or bird poop,
as long as he washes it off, and ( preferably) cooks everything before
The problem is NOT the poop. The problem is that cats dig toilets for
their poop. The digging destroys parts of my garden.
Birds do not dig toilets.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
Gardening diary at http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary