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    My buddy had a neighbor cat crapping in his flower beds. He tried getting it with the bb gun, throwing aluminum cans at it etc. The cat shat in the same place under his front window in the flower bed all the time. To the point walking up to his front door smelled like a litter box. He dug out his Dad's old hot wire(real ones with the screw in regulators) and put up a short little electric fence two rows high around his flower bed on his front walk.

    He said he cried tears of joy and laughter the first time he heard the cat screaming from his front porch all the way through the neighborhood. Said he heard the cat catch the wire twice or, maybe two different cats. He cleaned up his flower beds, put in some new bark and hasn't had a cat problem again.

    Less than leathal force is a popular term nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    My buddy had a neighbor cat crapping in his flower beds. He tried getting it with the bb gun, throwing aluminum cans at it etc. The cat shat in the same place under his front window in the flower bed all the time. To the point walking up to his front door smelled like a litter box. He dug out his Dad's old hot wire(real ones with the screw in regulators) and put up a short little electric fence two rows high around his flower bed on his front walk.

    He said he cried tears of joy and laughter the first time he heard the cat screaming from his front porch all the way through the neighborhood. Said he heard the cat catch the wire twice or, maybe two different cats. He cleaned up his flower beds, put in some new bark and hasn't had a cat problem again.

    Less than leathal force is a popular term nowadays....
    He should have compensated his neighbor for the free fertilizer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    He should have compensated his neighbor for the free fertilizer.
    Grandpa's turkey farm had a lot of cat fertilizer put in the ground over the years.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/sc...ller.html?_r=0

    And this from yesterday's paper. Has it ever occurred to any cat owner to try to "train" and "contain" their cats like we do dogs? Or is it just one of those things that truly can't be done?
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    It is really easy. I've been doing it for close to 20 years. Put a litter box in the utility room and don't let the cat outside. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    It is really easy. I've been doing it for close to 20 years. Put a litter box in the utility room and don't let the cat outside. Problem solved.
    My Lord, if I did that with every cat that poops in my flower bed I'd have 10 cats in my basement!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvalab View Post
    My Lord, if I did that with every cat that poops in my flower bed I'd have 10 cats in my basement!!!
    I'm talking about with my own cat. Then he doesn't eat birds or bother the neighbors or get killed by the dogs or coyotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    I'm talking about with my own cat. Then he doesn't eat birds or bother the neighbors or get killed by the dogs or coyotes.
    (I know. I was kidding. Sorry--I might not post enough to do tongue in cheek, I suppose!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    It is really easy. I've been doing it for close to 20 years. Put a litter box in the utility room and don't let the cat outside. Problem solved.
    I have a litter box on my porch, cats have a cat door. I personally think training a dog to leave WHATEVER animal you tell it to is a good idea, my dogs learn manners from the cats, and friends send their puppies to learn not to kill cats. Which, in many areas might save their lives. Do NOT chase the cats!
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    to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." Irving Townsend.

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