Monday, September 23, 2013

Free Range Cats?

I heard something against my screen door the other day and looked out the peep hole and saw nothing. I sat back down and heard a weird scraping again, so I opened the door thinking I had a flyer on my door or something. Imagine my surprise when I looked down and saw a cat rubbing up against my door. 

I tried to call her or him over but as you can see he or she just gave me a look. lol So I pulled out the camera and took a couple of pictures. Then all of the sudden my neighbor just 2 doors away from me starts yelling for her cat and chasing her down the sidewalk *this cat* and the cat kept running away from her which I found funny. She, however did not and kept walking by my door giving me dirty looks. 

I have nothing against cats, I really don't. I just think they belong indoors. People who let their cats roam all over the neighborhood are taking chances that someone like me will bring your cat inside my home and call animal control or try to find them a good home on Craigslist. I've done it with plenty of stray cats and dogs in my area.

If you're going to let your cat out, like this one at the very least put a collar on it so people know it's not a stray and don't call animal control on it and can bring it home to you if it gets lost. It's just the responsible thing to do. 


  1. Wandering cats are a problem with our native birds. :(

  2. Buildings and lights are more a danger to birds. It's just too big a risk with cars for me to let them outside. And collars can be risky too since they can get snagged on things. All of mine are microchipped so if they do happen to get out they'll hopefully be scanned if picked up.

  3. Yeah I don't think they should be let out either

  4. I agree Mary - cats should be kept indoors and safe.

  5. A guy that lived on the street behind us had a cat that he let roam free all the time. The dang thing would sit in the road. Of, course I would stop the car and wait....but it would just sit there and look at me. It also used to come in my back yard. My dog is a 110 lb akita/german shepard mix. He's friendly enough, but he wanted that cat baaaaaad. lol. Eventually all of my neighbors were forced to confront the guy. He assured us he'd keep the cat inside from then on. A week later, on our local yard sale FB page, he posted the cat for sale :/

    Makes me wonder why he bothered to get a pet to begin with.

  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.

    CaroleDee, that's so sad. I hope the cat found a good forever home.


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