Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:48
Oh, my goodness, Hostafan, ten cats! That must be an awful expense, what with food and vets fees. The cats from the neighbours who visit me do not bother the birds as they are all well fed and very lazy. One ginger one lay on the path watching me work while a robin was flitting from the top of my fork down to my feet whenever i unearthed a worm without batting an eyelid. Occasionally one will jump through the garage window to sniff around for mice clues so I keep it shut when the blackbirds are nesting just up above it in the clematis montana thicket. My garden is so full of berries and seeds for the birds I do not have to buy any food for them but do keep the birdbaths clean and full and they are well used without any cat threatening them. I do not think cats like water much. Our last family cat drowned in our fishponds when he tried to reach baby bluetits who were stranded on a lily pad and the mother made so much noise about it she attracted the cats attention. The bluetits all survived but I was too late to save the cat.