About cats, I have a new cat visiting my garden. I’ve never seen it before and it’s not welcome. Birds no longer come to my bird feeder since the cat killed two and I haven’t seen the family of quail in days. How do I get rid of the cat?
    Going door-to-door is not practical nor can I get close enough to grab him.

    • Water pistol. Please nothing meaner than that.

    • El Martyachi

      A friend uses a 3 pronged approach.. listed in order of efficacy: motion activated ultrasonic siren, motion activated sprinkler, quadcopter.

    • Water gun will work in most cases.

    • Xavier

      Box trap and relocation. Safe for you and humane for the cat.

      • But relocate to where? If it’s someone’s pet that’s awful.

        • Xavier

          Oh. We have so many feral cats I just assumed that’s what it was.

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s supposed to be healthier to stand while working at the computer anyway. Kitty is just reminding you of that fact when occupying the comfy chair.

  • Brett_McS

    I do all those except for the cat-free zone thing. Two-thirds of the computer desk is dedicated to the critters, and then they come and sit on the other third – the bit directly in front of the monitor. Good thing it’s a large screen.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They forgot the flying jumps at your shoulder, from the rear, while you are working and seated in your chair.
    The first 400 times that happened it scared the hell out of me.
    It’s like getting hit with a furry whiffle bat, with no warning, out of the blue.

  • Xavier

    My monitor has those hidden capacitive touch buttons that control all the settings and El Cato has learned how to switch the input from HDMI1 to HDMI2. Let me tell you, the first couple times it took me hours to figure it out! Now I’m onto the little devil’s tricks.

    I suspect he’s been reading BoFH while I’m gone.

  • Petrilla

    Ah, cats are the best. My Himalayan Ivory is now 18 and I am in the mood to have a new one, been thinking about it for 5 years. I have been offered many but need to see it when it fits into the palm of my hand. I need a long hair, can be any colour, gingers are so smart, as are most. I have turned down so many offers since I want a kitten , need to see its jumping pouncing craziness. I always stopped because of Ivory, but she is a happy c#t who likes high places. Our dogs will be fine, especially the young one who needs exercise. I need a kitten, doesn’t everyone? Yes I troll all websites you can think of, thanks for offering. A friend of mine got a wee kitten and his brother, his brother is normal, maybe 10 pounds. She has a behemoth, 32 pounds and skinny, her dog is 26 pounds. This cat is a rag doll/Maine coon cat so the vet says. No one can lift him up, they fall back in their chair, he is so unweildy. But as sweet as they come. Everyone loves him, he has broken 3 leashes so far. Big bra laddie. My kitten will fall into my lap someday, I feel assured.

  • ellake

    Touch screens, touch screens are sooo great to play. My cat just loves the touch screen, particularly when I work on something. 😉

  • Harold Harry Francis Callahan

    My cats are trained NOT to do the things cats do in the vid…

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      • Harold Harry Francis Callahan