August 11th, 2006
|09:41 am - Public Service Announcement #721|
Inside our fenced yard, there are dogs. One is a small-game hunting dog and one is a herding dog with a strong prey instinct.
We keep them inside the fence so they do not go after your small animals.
If your beloved outdoor cat comes inside the fenced yard, it will be eaten by the dogs.
I said "eaten."
That's just how dogs work. If you do not want your beloved outdoor cat to be eaten by my dogs, keep it indoors or otherwise out of my FULLY FENCED yard.
And have a nice day.
People who let their cats run loose should suffer the same fate as their cats.
And this, ladies and gentlemen is why my cats are indoor only.
Yup. Same here. (Much to a couple of them's ocassional irritation.)
Yeah my two have been all their lives, but If I leave the door open, one of them is curious enough to go out. Of course she's a complete coward and when I come back she's usually skulking around in the bushes right beside the door so she can get back in *rolleyes*
Well, my oldest kitty used to be indoor-outdoor back when we lived in the country (it was a pretty safe area, a few dogs but no real wild predators). When we moved to the city, all my cats became indoor, including a tabby that ran into our house off the street one day.
Now we live in a more rural area again, but there's coyotes, bobcats, and rattlesnakes. So they remain indoors.
Oldest kitty sometimes tries to get his black and white butt outside, but he's pretty easy to dissuade. That punk tabby though... oi. She'll lead us on a merry chase to get her back in, and will snarl, growl, and hiss like a disgruntled teenager when picked up to haul back in.
Mine too. I have four and they do not go outside. No, no, no.
|Date:||August 11th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Poor kitty, lucky dog.
|Date:||August 11th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Hmmm... what if it is a not-so-beloved indoor cat I pitch over the fence?
Hey, dogs still gotta eat, you know?
MMmm. Tasty kitty!
|Date:||August 11th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)|| |
It's how some dogs work. Hank, he FED the stray kitties. We'd fill his bowl in the morning and he wouldn't eat until the stray feral kittens came out from under the house and had their fill.
But I don't understand people who let their kitties roam. If they want outside, take 'em on a leash. By keeping them indoor kitties you're statistically increasing their life span by 50%.
The dogs don't have any problems with cats who BELONG here: just intruder cats. They hang out with our cats just fine. Intruder cats = food and/or chew toy.
|Date:||August 11th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Not only is it safer for the cats, it's safer for area wildlife if your cats are kept indoors.
I read that a huge portion of loss of native birds in residential areas can be attributed to domestic cats.
I'm a big believer in keeping them indoors.