The dog lover who lives beside us sent a letter to the editor of our weekly rag:
"LETTER: Cat owners need to show more respect for neighbours
If you loved your cat then you would not let them run loose.
To the Editor,
And yes, the last time I checked, there are bylaws that owners of cats must adhere to. People say cats kill the ratsâ€”not here, they donâ€™t. But they do maul birds, and when the cats get bored with them, they leave them to suffer a horrible death.
Yes, you can train a cat to walk on leashâ€”they do not need to roam. If you loved your cat then you would not let them run loose. And yes, I do have dogs, and they love to chase the cats in their fully fenced yards, both front and back. All the dogs want to do is chase and herd.
Not only do I think cat owners are lazy, they have no respect for their neighbours. Cat owners wouldnâ€™t like it if someone dumped a pile of dog feces in the middle of their lawns. Some put in pet doors so they donâ€™t even have to get up out of their bed or chair.
I have often wondered why dog owners have to pay for a license for each dog they have, but cat owners pay nothing. I have owned many cats and dogs over the years and some lived in the barn and some lived in the house, but they all got treated the same.
Cat owners: please take notice and respect your neighbours. Pick up after your cats. I find it very odd here that the cats donâ€™t dig holesâ€”they just leave it where they do it."
First of all, this woman doesn't know the meaning of the word respect. My husband doesn't feel respected when the cat hating neighbour leaves her dogs to bark their heads off at him, just the other side of the fence while he's trying to do a bit of gardening.
Second, she's lying again. There are no cat bylaws in this town. She lied about the lady across the road from her too. Said she was harbouring 15 cats when the lady only had four.
She says cats don't kill rats here? How would she know? She must have rats. Maybe if she kept her dogs in the house a cat might come by and kill her rats. I'd even offer the loan of one of my cats but she won't speak to us. Let us not forget the millions and millions of birds being killed by cats and how some species are becoming extinct because of cats.
"All dogs want to do is chase and herd"? What a moronic thing to say. Just what does she think her murdering mongrel would do with a cat if it caught one?
Cat owners are lazy because we don't want to deal with stupid, slobbering, barking dogs? So respectful of her to say we are lazy because we have a pet door. I know that's a personal comment directed at us because I don't know of any other neighbours who have a pet door. If she wants respect, she's going to have to show some.
Dog owners, you stupid cow, require a license so the people who get bitten by your dog that "accidentally" got loose will know who to sue. When was the last time a cat ran out and bit you on the @ss as you walked by it's house?
"They just leave it where they do it"? LOL Only in your yard, bitch. Even the neighbourhood cats don't respect you.
This is the note we found in our mailbox last year.