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Old September 16th 03, 02:35 PM
annalee
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Default neighbour's cat is a bully

I need some cat advice!

I have two cats that, until about two months ago, were perfectly happy
to go out and about. There are quite a few cats in the neighbourhood,
and they all lived happily together.

A big ginger tom cat has now appeared from somewhere (I think he lives
a few doors down) and terrifies them so they don't want to go out.

This means I either make them stay in all day or force them out, which
means they start crying and growling. And I've seen the ginger brute
chase them both up the garden and really scare them on several
occasions

I don't have a cat flap, and the ginger cat will always come in and
steal the food if I leave the door open, pushing my wimpy cats aside.
He has a magnet on his collar so there's no point in installing a
secure cat flap for my cats to get in and out as he'd still be able to
get in. He's sat outside my back door at every possible opportunity.

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.

Has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this? Otherwise, I'm
going to have to move house.

Thanks
Alee
(England)
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Old September 16th 03, 04:21 PM
Bill
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"annalee" wrote in message
om...
I need some cat advice!

I have two cats that, until about two months ago, were perfectly happy
to go out and about. There are quite a few cats in the neighbourhood,
and they all lived happily together.

A big ginger tom cat has now appeared from somewhere (I think he lives
a few doors down) and terrifies them so they don't want to go out.

This means I either make them stay in all day or force them out, which
means they start crying and growling. And I've seen the ginger brute
chase them both up the garden and really scare them on several
occasions

I don't have a cat flap, and the ginger cat will always come in and
steal the food if I leave the door open, pushing my wimpy cats aside.
He has a magnet on his collar so there's no point in installing a
secure cat flap for my cats to get in and out as he'd still be able to
get in. He's sat outside my back door at every possible opportunity.

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.

Has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this? Otherwise, I'm
going to have to move house.

Thanks
Alee
(England)


Perhaps you can work with your neighbor to agree on a schedule so that his
cat is out during a certain time period while you keep your cats inside and
another time period where your cats are out while he keeps his inside.


Bill



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Old September 16th 03, 04:21 PM
Bill
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"annalee" wrote in message
om...
I need some cat advice!

I have two cats that, until about two months ago, were perfectly happy
to go out and about. There are quite a few cats in the neighbourhood,
and they all lived happily together.

A big ginger tom cat has now appeared from somewhere (I think he lives
a few doors down) and terrifies them so they don't want to go out.

This means I either make them stay in all day or force them out, which
means they start crying and growling. And I've seen the ginger brute
chase them both up the garden and really scare them on several
occasions

I don't have a cat flap, and the ginger cat will always come in and
steal the food if I leave the door open, pushing my wimpy cats aside.
He has a magnet on his collar so there's no point in installing a
secure cat flap for my cats to get in and out as he'd still be able to
get in. He's sat outside my back door at every possible opportunity.

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.

Has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this? Otherwise, I'm
going to have to move house.

Thanks
Alee
(England)


Perhaps you can work with your neighbor to agree on a schedule so that his
cat is out during a certain time period while you keep your cats inside and
another time period where your cats are out while he keeps his inside.


Bill



  #4  
Old September 16th 03, 04:21 PM
Bill
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"annalee" wrote in message
om...
I need some cat advice!

I have two cats that, until about two months ago, were perfectly happy
to go out and about. There are quite a few cats in the neighbourhood,
and they all lived happily together.

A big ginger tom cat has now appeared from somewhere (I think he lives
a few doors down) and terrifies them so they don't want to go out.

This means I either make them stay in all day or force them out, which
means they start crying and growling. And I've seen the ginger brute
chase them both up the garden and really scare them on several
occasions

I don't have a cat flap, and the ginger cat will always come in and
steal the food if I leave the door open, pushing my wimpy cats aside.
He has a magnet on his collar so there's no point in installing a
secure cat flap for my cats to get in and out as he'd still be able to
get in. He's sat outside my back door at every possible opportunity.

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.

Has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this? Otherwise, I'm
going to have to move house.

Thanks
Alee
(England)


Perhaps you can work with your neighbor to agree on a schedule so that his
cat is out during a certain time period while you keep your cats inside and
another time period where your cats are out while he keeps his inside.


Bill



  #5  
Old September 16th 03, 07:44 PM
William Hamblen
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On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.

  #6  
Old September 16th 03, 07:44 PM
William Hamblen
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On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.

  #7  
Old September 16th 03, 07:44 PM
William Hamblen
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On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.

  #8  
Old September 16th 03, 10:20 PM
Mr. Nangla
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Hey,

I also had a similar problem before I had my cat flap. There was this huge
(knee height when stood) grey Persian (like the one in 'meet the parents')
and it would chase my cat (6 ~ 7 months at the time) all the way up to our
patio! It never came in though!

Try spraying some aerosol (e.g. household air fresheners etc) not directly
at the cat though :-P the noise should get it going. Here's another of my
concoctions: get an empty can (beans etc) and fill it up with something
small and hard, I used lentil beans and seal it.. rattle. It was original
made as a toy but became a displine tool.

When the bully comes chase it away, don't hurt it, just act a bit crazy with
your your limbs flying all over the place and a spray can in one hand a a
rattle in another :-S I did this, had aa cat flap and it hasn't been here in
ages.

"Jinxy Cat, Jinxy Cat, Where are you... I love you"
Robert Denero in 'Meet the Parents'

Sonny - London, UK
http://community.webshots.com/user/sham126a

"William Hamblen" wrote in message
hlink.net...
On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.



  #9  
Old September 16th 03, 10:20 PM
Mr. Nangla
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Hey,

I also had a similar problem before I had my cat flap. There was this huge
(knee height when stood) grey Persian (like the one in 'meet the parents')
and it would chase my cat (6 ~ 7 months at the time) all the way up to our
patio! It never came in though!

Try spraying some aerosol (e.g. household air fresheners etc) not directly
at the cat though :-P the noise should get it going. Here's another of my
concoctions: get an empty can (beans etc) and fill it up with something
small and hard, I used lentil beans and seal it.. rattle. It was original
made as a toy but became a displine tool.

When the bully comes chase it away, don't hurt it, just act a bit crazy with
your your limbs flying all over the place and a spray can in one hand a a
rattle in another :-S I did this, had aa cat flap and it hasn't been here in
ages.

"Jinxy Cat, Jinxy Cat, Where are you... I love you"
Robert Denero in 'Meet the Parents'

Sonny - London, UK
http://community.webshots.com/user/sham126a

"William Hamblen" wrote in message
hlink.net...
On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.



  #10  
Old September 16th 03, 10:20 PM
Mr. Nangla
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Default

Hey,

I also had a similar problem before I had my cat flap. There was this huge
(knee height when stood) grey Persian (like the one in 'meet the parents')
and it would chase my cat (6 ~ 7 months at the time) all the way up to our
patio! It never came in though!

Try spraying some aerosol (e.g. household air fresheners etc) not directly
at the cat though :-P the noise should get it going. Here's another of my
concoctions: get an empty can (beans etc) and fill it up with something
small and hard, I used lentil beans and seal it.. rattle. It was original
made as a toy but became a displine tool.

When the bully comes chase it away, don't hurt it, just act a bit crazy with
your your limbs flying all over the place and a spray can in one hand a a
rattle in another :-S I did this, had aa cat flap and it hasn't been here in
ages.

"Jinxy Cat, Jinxy Cat, Where are you... I love you"
Robert Denero in 'Meet the Parents'

Sonny - London, UK
http://community.webshots.com/user/sham126a

"William Hamblen" wrote in message
hlink.net...
On 2003-09-16, annalee wrote:

I don't know what to do! he's a bully and no matter how much I've
tried to shoo him away, even trying a bit of water, he just sits and
looks at me. I spoke to his owner, but she just laughed and said he
was a bit of a bully.


Try a _lot_ of water. Turn the garden hose on the little rascal.
A good soaking will discourage it.



 




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