Would you let your buddy poop in your flower bed?
April 2, 2017 2:33pm CST
Would you just stand there and let your buddy wander through the garden, climb up on the flower bed and leave a little 'present' in the soil? My husband and I were out in the garden when Ben, the little black cat from 2 doors away, strolled into the garden, miaowing gently. Our cat Bagheera can't quite decide whether to play or to chase him away but on this occasion, Ben boldly walked past him, hopped onto the raised bed and did his business. Bagheera sat on the grass below and just looked baffled. According to my husband this is ALL MY FAULT for encouraging Ben. I think it's quite funny. Our neighbour, Jadzia, often complains that "Your cat is doing pee pee in my garden" and we always tell her it's not ours, it's Ben - because we know she definitely can't tell the difference between the boys. Perhaps this was payback for us blaming him for all the little presents in her flower beds.
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They both look cute busy with whatever....(LOL) You can shew that guy a couple of times and then he will not visit you but that I am sure you will not like as you will miss Ben. Forget about what your husband says. Their mess will not mess your garden anyway.
• United Kingdom
My next door neighbours cats (7) come and sunbathe in our garden but thankfully do not do their business here otherwise I would shoo them away. They also have four boisterous dogs so I guess they come for peace. My daughter encouraged them here. They soon scarper if they see me though!
• United States
Well, blaming Ben did come in handy, but yes, payback may be in play here. Cats are not allowed to roam free here, but some folks ignore that law, and many neighbors are not happy picking up after the cats that go wherever they'd like. I usually step in what they have left behind.