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I don't hate cats in the normal sense.  But being a gardener it puts a strain on your liking of cats and your love of gardening..

Last year they dug up my corn, I planted it again, but it never recovered or came to anything because of the disturbance.  This year they've had a go at my French beans.  I can plant more and get a crop, but it's expensive and disheartening to have them destroy all your hard work.

It's so ugly to have to protect your soil with plastic netting, but that's what I have to do.  Neighbours who have cats apologise in advance, but there is no compensation offered.

I'm growing food, not pretty flowers, they welcome my gifts of fresh veg, but don't understand what damage their cat's do to the food I grow.

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we have a cat and funnily enough she is not repelled by Geraniums (Pelargonium) or Lavender (Lavandula) we have both in our garden out front.

Rosemary is all around us in the complex we live in. It is used as a landscaping plant and tuppence (the cat ) loves to sleep under the geranium or rosemary bushes. lol

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A true story.

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Look at me, aren't I just the cutest little pussy cat? Yesterday I caught a snake and took it to show Mama and Auntie Nok who screamed and ran away and were last seen near the Burmese border still running. So I took it outside and played with it by patting it on the head then jumping back when it struck at me. Spoilsport Papa came and picked me up and locked me in the house and my snake got away. Is there some law about having fun around here?

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2 hours ago, splitinfinitive said:

A true story.

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Look at me, aren't I just the cutest little pussy cat? Yesterday I caught a snake and took it to show Mama and Auntie Nok who screamed and ran away and were last seen near the Burmese border still running. So I took it outside and played with it by patting it on the head then jumping back when it struck at me. Spoilsport Papa came and picked me up and locked me in the house and my snake got away. Is there some law about having fun around here?

That's a great story I'm sure will become legendary among your family and friends. I certainly won't forget it any time soon. Thanks for sharing it. Gave me a big grin.

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Cats that have been introduced to some parts of the world that's never had them are wiping out entire species ... feral cats have become a massive problem in Australia

 

domestic cats are great when they play ball but they are not very loyal pets  compared to dogs .... cats will abandon a home/family if a neighbour decides to feed it ... cats also have short memory spans ... they can even abandon their own litter if they become detached for a few days ... my family has always had cats ... and Scotland has a breed of wild cat and a offshoot of wild cats called Kellas cat where wild cats and domestic cats mated .... one specimen that was caught was nearly 4 feet long at 110CM ... before then people thought the black wild cat (Kellas cat) were just a hoax .... they are actually much larger than the Scottish Wild cat 

 

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Cats are the Same the World Over

Cats: Meow meow meow... where's breakfast?

Me: Got a treat today guys, your regular tinned food was sold out but this stuff looked fantastic.

(Beats tin with spoon to get them excited).

Cats: What's this slop? This is a joke isn't it? Where's the real food?

Me: Look, it's great, it was more expensive than the regular tins, try it, you'll love it.

Cats: Give it to the dumb dog, he eats anything.

Cats: Hey, where are you going? Come back and feed us, you can run but you can never hide.

Me: (Cranky now). Eat the bloody dried food then, bye.

Cats: (In hot pursuit) Meow meow meow.

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We have 6 cats aged 13 to 16. House cats who do go on supervised walks in our large wooded space. They would probably rather be free roaming but it’s dangerous for them here. Fleas are the biggest threat and transmit several diseases some are incurable. Coyotes and free roaming dogs are another. We give them as much independence as possible but we can tell they long for absolute freedom.

Great thread, Kath! Nice piece on the subject, Split. Thank you both.

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