Originally Posted by jcat
At the risk of going off topic, that little bit of testimony seemed exaggerated to me. Almost all of our neighbors let their cats outside, and they gravitate to our yard because we have several catnip plants and bird feeders. Some of them do their business in our yard or a bit of digging, but it's really not much. DH is an avid gardener, and he doesn't see a problem with the cats, either. The dogs we've had made much bigger messes in the yard. The only trouble I have with them hanging around here is that Jamie will fight with them when I take him outside, regardless of the leash and harness.
I don't like this type of show because people say things just for effect, and presumably are encouraged to do so, to boost the ratings. If it weren't a television show, it would be a good idea, provided the judge were familiar with all different types of pets and their behavior.
Our neighbors cats use our back yard, up on the hill, which is desert landscaped, as a litter box. You know, if it was just me, I wouldn't care but darn it all, Benji and Jesse eat cat poop. I hate that. Then Benji gets horrid diarrhea. I had to take him to the vet one time he did that.
But I still can't bring myself to trap that cat and take it to Animal Control, so I just deal with it and supervise them when they are out there and check the hill for cat poop regularly. Lucy, my one dog that doesn't eat cat poop will find it and pee on it so then I can get rid of it. I think that is a hoot.
I know you all wanted to hear my poop story so much.
Maybe I should go on that show.