My outdoor quartet have been very happy over the past four years in our new home, making friends with others in the vicinity …even brought the odd one back to meet me … early confrontations long forgotten.
We now have a new feline on the block that is taking no prisoners. ‘IT’, as I really do not want to get that close to sex it, is making the life of my three macho males, a misery. It has a collar and disc … and no fear. It is smaller than its chosen opponents but behaves as though it were a cross between Mike Tyson and a Pit-bull. Poor Bilbo, who resembles Baloo the Bear, looks as though he is doing the Green Cross Code every few yards he ventures out, after being cornered the other day …not even my appearance halted the fight … only screams and growls from me finally brought things to a halt and the ginger and white monster sloped off down the garden. Smudge, who suffers from stress and cystitis when faced with children, is now back on the medication after being also recued from a vicious attack, by DD but poor Felix, our beautiful Tuxedo cat, has suffered the worst. He has had a chunk taken out of his rear and has been cornered on our doorstep several times. He is so scared that he looses control of his bodily functions when cornered. The Monster has cost me over a £100 in Vet bills so far and we are not happy bunnies. I have tried to keep my boys in but Bilbo is the only one who now just nips out in the mornings … the others cry, or should I say scream, to go out so I have to let them go. Felix ventures a few yards and turns for a reassuring word or two … ‘Go on boy …you will be ok’ I call and he slowly, in trepidation, heads for the green house.
My daughter has suggested we get a Super Soaker water gun and splat the ******.. My idea was to try to get close enough to read its tag (am I mad) and then visit its owner …with a bill. I fear that they will only say ‘so’ or ‘sorry …cats will be cats’. A friend has suggested Snaps …I think they are like the sound of a cap gun ….. I really do not want to hurt the ferocious feline, although sorely tempted …
WHAT would you do.?
Sorry there are no LO’s ….mojo not back yet. It also has been so wet that I haven’t photographed anything ….so that is why you have a tale of woe.
Take care xx