Saturday, February 21, 2009

That darn cat!!

So I spent all this time making this pretty backyard growbox for Natalie's Valentine's day present, and we went outside yesterday to water the flowers... and we found a very unpleasant surprise.

The neighborhood strays have decided that my growbox works better as a litter box! There were piles of cat scat all over our patio! My next day off work might have to be spent on a stake out of our patio with a pellet gun and pepper spray. I have no other ideas on how to keep the cats out of our backyard, other than to put the pidgeon strips (spikes to keep birds off ledges of buildings) all over the top of the fence in our backyard, but that seems like a lot of work to keep our private property from being the feline dumping grounds.

Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Roxxi & Van said...

The same thing happened to Marsha all the time.
Get some steel wire... something like this: http://www.metal-yarn.com/image/wire/High_Spring_Steel_Wire.jpg
from micheals, joanns, maybe even walmart. Cut small strips out of it and stick the pieces randomly in the dirt. That way you can still grow plants but the cats won't have any place to stand (or squat). AND you won't have to barricade your wall either ;)

Dallas said...

Hey thanks! That sounds easy enough

Steven and Mindy Raisor said...

I like the pellet gun idea. Plus it might be fun to stake out the cats. I wish I could do that to all the cats in our neighborhood. They keep digging up my flower beds. Let me know what you figure out.

Julz said...

haha.. That sucks I am so sorry! Hey Try putting a couple litter boxes out on your patio then see what they do. ;)

Jamie Pearce said...

Just shoot 'em or kick 'em...that's what I say! What can I say? I'm from a hick town. :)

Christy said...

hmmm this sounds like a job for..... wonderdog!!! Seriously though i knew this lady that would hang up netting 2ft out from her fence to keep her cats in the yard. maybe you could try that. it's unstable so they won't like to jump on it.
zach