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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Mi Mi making several neighbors angry! Opinions Please!

Well.....I am rather emotional, so I will try to keep this short.

So far I have had 2 neighbor complaints regarding Mi Mi....
I have also seen Mi Mi frequent several other homes.
She is a nuisance animal...I hate to say it...but it is true!
A few months ago she got locked in 1 of the neighbors garage basement for 2 days....because if there is an open door she will enter it.
When she is out she makes herself at home around other peoples homes...laying ontheir steps and porches...it is embarrassing.

My neighbors dont understand why I dont just keep her in the house.
I think that I would be able to if I did not have so many children
that 8 times out of 10 leave the door open.

I have pretty much reached the conclusion that I need to find her an
adult home where she will not be let out....or a home where it would be acceptable for her to come and go as she pleases.
I dont see any reasonable way to change her personality.

Please you guys give me your opinions about this....
Psssssttt.....Tim....Would you ever consider this blue eyed cat?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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No-one has any opinions for me....
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 03:47 PM
 
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http://cats.about.com/od/outdoorenclosures/

http://www.purrfectfence.com/

http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/backyard.html

If you like you can get in touch with lisaviolet, she is always happy to help people with this kind of problem.

Personally, Im convinced you can solve this without having to find your kitty another home.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Meowmie....

I read through the links....
No matter how many outdoor enclosures we had available...
it will not stop Mi Mi from door darting.
She hides and patiently waits for doors to be open,
as soon as that door is open 3 inches she is darting out.

I looked over the purrfect fencing and it would cost us roughly $2500.
to secure our lot....that is not an option.
To chain link our property would be about that same and is also not an option for us financially.

So I am back to square 1.

Who is lisaviolet???
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 04:38 PM
 
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lisaviolet - this should give you an idea
http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/page3.html

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When she is out she makes herself at home around other peoples homes...laying ontheir steps and porches...it is embarrassing.
For the life of me I can't imagine why this should be a problem for anybody. Our neighbors' cats do the same thing all the time and it would never cross our minds to get upset.
Have you tried a little bribery to soften up the two unhappy neighbors?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 04:39 PM
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Does she have full-roaming privileges of the house? Maybe you can keep her only upstairs/downstairs to limit her number of exits?

Nico was also a door darter -- I had to start putting him in kitty timeout to get him to stop. He hates to be confined and loves to be around us and the other cats. After being put in timeout several times a week, now I think he knows it's better to stay in the house with the rest of us than run out the door and spend a half hour alone in the bathroom. I don't know what your cat's personality is like, but this worked for us.

Or maybe you can train her to go out on a leash? She will still get to go outside, but you can redirect her to believe that the only time she can go out is on a leash.
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Well.....all I can say is that 2 of the neighbors have come to me with complaints....I bet there will be more to follow...as I see her just about everywhere making herself at home on our Avenue...

What can I say Meowmie? Apparently they do not like cats.
I know that 1 house she is using their sandbox as a litterbox.
I have seen her on 2 other occassions going potty in peoples yards.
I am expecting more complaints...

Hippyhart...I appreciate this idea....unfortunatly the basement is a walk-out basement. She has used that door also...to come and go.
Same situation as upstairs....kids coming and going.


o.k....I see lisaviolet is all about fenciung the yard...
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The potential for violating a lease law is what I would be concerned about. Here the city will fine owners over $300. I wouldn't be so concered about neighbors' bellyaching unless I thought they would hurt the cat, I'd let the cat do it's thing.
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Well the 1 neighbor where Mi Mi is peeing in her sandbox has already told my husband and myself that she will be calling the police if this is still a problem next spring when the sandbox gets opened up again.

I do mind their bellyaching I guess because this is a really small town.
We have really nice people around us and it will make it nicer for my children growing up if we can all get along with each other.
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Yeah, I geuss I do what I can to be on good terms with the neighbors. If the police came today is there a lease law there? The fine could be the one thing that you would be well aware of before she gets out again and starts costing money, but if it's legal and you want to let your cat to run free, I would say alot of people wouldn't like it anyhow, but it is your right.
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