We have had Tom and Lucky for about over a year now and they are both indoor/outdoor cats. We only let them out when we are home and try to keep an eye on them best we can. My neighbor has never seemed to have any sort of problem with them until this last month she has been spraying them with her hose when they come in her yard (lest they catch one of "her" birds, which we have told her serveral times that birds are plenty safe in those trees which you would plenty well know if you had ever seen one of our grace-less ones dangling from the branches) and has made remarks to my husband how they poop in her yard and "tear stuff up." What they are tearing up I do not know. She has never said anything to me about any of this and it is only lately that she has seemed to have these issues with my cats. I don't know what bug has crawled its way up her rear but I am getting a little sick of it. We have dogs (like pitt bulls and such) that visit our yard on a regular basis and we don't freak out about poo in our yard. I am trying to think of a civil way to approach her on this but well, I admit there is very little of me left that is civil. I know they use the other neighbors yard as a litter box (I think all the cats here do) but have never ever seen them go in her yard. I would like to ask her exactly what she would like me to do about it. I don't really care if she sprays them since it is her yard and if she doesn't want them over there I can respect that (but I know the real reason is she is worried about those stinking birds) but water doesn't really bother them so it is a pretty useless tactic. We are planning on moving anyways (I am not impressed with this neighborhood) so if she can just keep her panties out her @($# for a while she won't even have to deal with it for much longer. Got any advice?
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9/12/05 at 10:28pm