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Debra
Re: cats in my gardens - help!

the large dog on a chain isn't really necessary. All you need is a dog tall enough to see out and bark or a swimming pool.

The swimming pool hadn't been cleaned in 3 years and I had to fish a dead/drowned cat out of it once a month since we moved in because they couldn't find the steps to get out and the sides were to smooth to claw. Until we cleaned it out last summer. The neighbors next door lost all 4 of their cats that way. The last one the week before I finally got it completely emptied and power washed. Those neighbors won't ask to use the pool at all now.

Last October we got a large dog too. She keeps them out of the boys' sand box by being out there on a regular basis. Plus she can see out to the other areas where they could dig to go. I haven't seen/smelled cat litter since she moved in. Now she has gotten loose a total of 4 times to chase a few, I never saw her catch one but the rescue foundation made sure that we knew we couldn't have a cat and her.

canuk
Re: cats in my gardens - help!
A. Spruce wrote:

And what is the name signed under that tip?:confused:

Let my 15 minutes commence! :p:p

Geez ... here we go ;) :p :D

Goldie .... where's that pin .... I know it's around here somewhere.

goldhiller
Re: cats in my gardens - help!
canuk wrote:

Geez ... here we go ;) :p :D

Goldie .... where's that pin .... I know it's around here somewhere.

I'm too tired to go huntin' for a pin.

I needs rest, I tell ya.

canuk
Re: cats in my gardens - help!

I like your style .... you super tramp you ;) :cool:

goldhiller
Re: cats in my gardens - help!
debbysewn wrote:

the large dog on a chain isn't really necessary. All you need is a dog tall enough to see out and bark or a swimming pool.

Don't count on that, debbie.

We have exactly one neighboring house. There is a shared fence between the two lots. They have two HUGE Rotweillers.

Our two cats love to taunt them by walking up and down that fence line whilst the dogs go nutz. No fear.....because the cats know that the dogs can't get at them. Cats figure things out pretty fast. :D

djohns
Re: cats in my gardens - help!

All of this B.S. about planting something or other , plastic bottles full of water and God knows what else is laughable . Remember that old Clint Eastwood line in " Heartbreak Ridge " ? ADAPT , IMPROVISE , OVERCOME .
Well that's just what cat's do . There is no " touchy feely " way to deal with the little creatures . Trap and relocate or terminate with extreme prejudice . I've done it both ways and they are both 100% effective . They are a nuisance , a health hazard and the owners bear the blame for whatever happens to them . Sorry , but I don't have time for PETA friendly home remedies that usually don't work anyway .

canuk
Re: cats in my gardens - help!

Well .... see .... there you go .... I don't mind the feline critters wandering around my yard since they keep the more pesky ... flea bitten ... disease carrying rodents at bay.;)

Debra
Re: cats in my gardens - help!

I'll stick to my dog, that way the bunnies that live under the shed can enjoy the garden without fear. The dog doesn't mind the bunnies.

djohns
Re: cats in my gardens - help!
canuk wrote:

Well .... see .... there you go .... I don't mind the feline critters wandering around my yard since they keep the more pesky ... flea bitten ... disease carrying rodents at bay.;)

I have a couple of Hawks that seem to take care of that . The other afternoon , I saw one of them fly past my bay window with a snake in his grasp . It flew up into a tree and had a snack . It was kinda cool to see .

bp21901
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Hey Spruce.....

Looks like I have to go back to the large hungry dog on a chain. :D

This is the reaction 10 minutes after I spread about 10 coffee filters worth of grounds around this new mulch. Maybe it has to be de-caf? One of the cats was actually laying on a pile of grounds. The kicker is they weren't there when I spread the grounds out, the smell seemed to attract them!

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