Saturday, September 7, 2013

Questions on Sadieday

Our storms are gone and sunpuddles have returned this Sadieday!  We're glad to be able to enjoy summer for as long as we can!  Anyway, we have a question this Sadieday about introoder neighbor cats.  Our sisfur Sadie was always patrolling our yard keeping the introoder neighbor cats away...
Even when she was inside she alerted us to when the introoder neighbor cats came around...
Since Sadie is now at the Bridge one neighbor cat in particular, Dooney, always walks through our yard, stalks our birdies and yesterday he got into a huge fight on OUR deck with a Tuxie neighbor cat that we don't know.  Mommy ran outside and broke it up but it shook us up since we don't like the sounds fighting kitties make.   Since it gets our pantaloons in a bunch and he attacks other kitties in our yard, we need to do something to discourage Dooney from coming into our yard but we don't know what to do.  Mommy already tried to get the neighbor to keep him inside but she won't since he yowls to go out and the neighbor says going out is "what boys do".  Whatever.  Do you have any ideas of how to keep introoder cats out of our yard?  We especially want him out of our backyard since that's where he fights with the Tuxie cat or tries to catch our birdies.   

We don't want anything to cause us to lose the Birdie Network...
 Let us know if you have any suggestions.  We'd appreciate it!  And as always, be sure to spread those smiles since you never know who's day you'll make all that much better!

Have a Happy Sadieday and a great weekend!

26 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I wonder if that boy is not fixed... I know this is not exactly ethical, but if he isn't, people like my human would be REALLY tempted to spirit him away to get done... it's usually a quick and easy procedure for the boys and he would barely be missed...

Other than that, the best way to get unwanted kitties out of your yard is to use one of those motion-activated sprinklers that goes off when an intruder wanders by.

Fuzzy Tales said...

I was thinking the same thing about neutering as Sparkle wrote. Not ethical, no. It would be dicey, I assume there could be legalities. :-/

I wish I had suggestions, short of having another dog! I have problems with the roaming cats here hanging around the fence--it drives Nicki crazy and he turns on Derry in redirected aggression, and things get nasty.

Too bad the neighbours are so stupid. Yours, I mean. Okay, mine too. LOL.

Anyway, I hope someone can provide some good ideas for you.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

When introoder kitties come to our front porch or back alley AND fight, Mommy sets the trap so she can check if they are neutered. If they aren't, well then, she takes them on a little trip (the fact they might be pets doesn't bother her - if they are pets, they should be neutered, if they aren't, then they should be kept indoors) and brings them back, keeps them overnight and lets them go the next morning.
The last TNR, Stinky, hangs out at our front yard and keeps other cats away. And we kinda not mind Stinky because despite his name, he's a pretty well behaved cat.
The motion sensor water sprinkler is a very good idea. :)

Ann said...

Unwanted kitty guests who fight on your deck are no fun. How annoying that would be. I've heard that there are certain plants that will keep cats away but I don't know what they are. That motion sensor sprinkler sounds like a good idea though

Duni said...

I don't like the sound of cats fighting either. Molly is "the bodyguard" as she keeps any other kitty away from her little outdoor house!
Sparkle's sprinkler idea is great!

The Florida Furkids said...

We don't have any advice but we hope he stops fighting in your yard. The kitten next door to us is always outside and sometimes fights with other kitties...it gets our pantaloons in a bunch too.

The Florida Furkids

Sandee said...

Boy cats do whatever they want, but if he isn't fixed he'll be twice as bad. It's a worrisome issue indeed. Have you researched this online?

Have a terrific day. :)

Katnip Lounge said...

We have the same problem with a couple local wanderers and their bad kitty-parents, too. We wish we had a solution!

The Army of Four said...

I could send Cammie over ...
Sorry.
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Maybe windchimes or something?

Grace said...

I've got nuthin' - except neighbor woman is a moron...

Katie Isabella said...

You know how crazy pants *I* get with kitties coming into my yard AND spraying our doors. But now, with the birdies gone (MOMMY!!!) I no longer have strange kitties coming by.

My pantaloons STAYED in a wad. It was horrible. I could not bring myself to call the animal shelter and be responsible for anything happening. The cats are just acting naturally BUT the water spray sounds like a great idea. What is that kitty finding on a consistent basis in the girls' yard? I'll be thinking.

The Island Cats said...

Like Sparkle said, you could try one of those motion detector sprinklers. There's also one that emits a high pitched sound that only animals can here. We had that one in our front yard and honestly, we can't say if it worked or not because we don't have lots of introoder kitties in our neighborhood, thank cod.

What our mom does when an introoder comes in our yard is she gets the squirt bottle and squirts the introoder until he leaves. But that only works when the mom is home and sees the introoder.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ha - we bet Sadie would have a great answer for you - time to bring in a new pup:)

We never could understand why dogs have leash laws but cats don't.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Catherine said...

Hmmmm...I am not sure how to keep neighbour kitty out of your yard! It's funny how some people think cats MUST go outside. It's whatever they get used to. Banjo was outside on a leash (with one of us outside with him) since he was 8 weeks old. He's never known the difference. He hasn't been outside for a couple years now (as all he does is eats grass and gets sick!), and he doesn't seem to mind. I hope you find a solution!
Happy weekend kitties!
xo Catherine

Lin said...

I'm glad somebody else said it before me....

I think it's time for an adoption...you know, of the dog kind.....

it's really the ONLY reasonable solution. I don't think you can trap and neuter someone else's cat.

Reeni Pisano said...

My Grandma throws water at the neighbors cat! He hasn't been back since! Or you could spray him with a hose. I wouldn't want anything to interrupt the birdie network! That would be awful. Love, Moon xoxo

Patty Woodland said...

I TRIED to keep mine in. Like you cannot believe. But out they went.
The neighbor cats don't come over here much any more I think because I've got four of mine patrolling. Before if one did and it cause trouble well, it got hosed. I generally don't mind other cats in my yard but if they fight with my cats water is a good deterrent.

Karen and Gerard said...

Not all cats mind water, my Spunky Doodle just sat there soaking it up when we tried the spray bottle with her to keep her off the kitchen counter.

I think it may be time for another dog, although even that is not a sure thing. Our dog pays no attention to cats.

Tammy said...

Long time lurker---I love to start my day with Beaded Tail! I like the idea of the motion sensor water sprinklers. Also for the deck you might purchase a couple of the SSSScat air canisters. They do not harm anything, but scare the beejeebers out of them (including the human that forgets it is there). I have one for my kitchen cabinets, and it has lasted along time and definitely has cut down on kitties traipsing around on the cabinets. (I have eight kitties...)
Hope this help,
Tammy

Alice Marie said...

I think you need a new doggie sisfur to patrol the yard.

Kitties Blue said...

We were going to mention checking with Sparkle as well as checking to see if he had been fixed, but as we jumped to your comment form, we saw that Sparkle was the first to weigh in with what would have been our suggestion. Our neighbor cat comes in our yard all the time. He is a sweetie, but Misty May DOES NOT like him. If she's around she lets him know quite loudly and then chases him away.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I'm not sure if this will help because it's more of a - cat's using my flower beds for a potty - keep out tip... but the scent might help.

If you sprinkle cayan pepper around the edge of your yard where he comes in... maybe that will discourage him.

I've used this trick to keep cats from using my flower beds for a litter box and it seems to work. I'm not sure though if it would keep them away in general...

Good luck with this Sharla!

The other thing would just to be constantly shooing him away. Maybe get the hose out and spray in his direction. Make it not so inviting for him, whenever you see him.

xoxo.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

p.s. I vote for a puppy too! :)

Kjelle Bus said...

My mom-person say´s that she have seen a plastic woffie with a motion sensor on it so if anyone pass it it will bark.
Maybe will work for a while ?!

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! We're going to try the sprinkler and some others too (except for the dog one) because he comes in the yard in various places so we can't put sprinklers everywhere. Mommy talked to his owner again yesterday and asked if he was neutered and she said he was. She also said she finds it funny that he thinks our yard is his yard too since he beat up the other cat here. She is clueless.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If only I lived khloser I would SO khome and help ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra