Posted: 11/07/2013 at 10:22
Well, well, well.....I am surprised at some of the responses on here. But hay-ho.
Obviously you like smelling cat sh*t and urine, jayes fluid and orange peel, where as I like smelling the flowers.
Some of the responses have made me laugh.
Despite all your responses, I still feel that what I have suggested is doable. My guess is, that either you are all cat owners, or maybe cats are more able to train humans, than humans are able to train cats.
I have spent some money on and electrical gadget that supposedly repels cats, well I will see if it works. What brought me to make the decision to set up the e-petition was looking at the feedback on some of the products. I looked at three different products on Amazon and was amazed to see feedback by over 4000 people, all feeling that they had to purchase these products. Bearing in mind that not everyone who bought the products left feedback I figured the true amount was a lot higher.
With the average cost of these gadgets at about £30.00 then having unwanted cats in your gardens is a very lucrative business opportunity, and perhaps that is why cat ownership is not legislated for.
Everyone seems to think that cats cannot be trained, I have three Cat owning friends in different parts of the world, one of them has five cats. They are all trained, they are all very much looked after and they are no problems to their neighbours. One of my friends takes their cat for a walk several times a day, on a lead. Sure she says that it looks odd, and sure she has had many comments (some believe it or not, telling her that she was cruel). Don’t figure.
Anyway, like what I said, or not. It doesn’t much concern me. You carry on with your endless tasks of putting orange peel and jeys fluid around the garden and getting cat sh*t in your boarders. When all the wild birds have disappeared from your gardens, you may one day wonder if anything should have been done. At least I can say, at least I tried.
What I have done is preferable to a minority of people who kill the cats that come into their garden, I have heard stories of people shooting them with air-rifles and even laying down poison which I would never condone. There were eleven cats last year in my area alone that were found to have been deliberately poisoned, not sure if the culprit was found, but I hope so.
What I really do not understand, is what is the point of having a pet, if you are not going to look after it. Just providing a roof over its head, and feeding it, is not looking after it.
Thank you for reading, the e-petition is still up, and as I am unable to get the word out, it will grow slowly I am sure, maybe not enough to do anything about it, but one never knows.