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Old 01-01-2021, 07:38 PM
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My niece has two cats. At about 3:30 in the morning, one woke her up meowing like crazy and climbing all over her. She goes to let her out and there are two strange cats in her kitchen. Apparently, they came in through the doggy door. Talk about obnoxious.

She found out they are the neighbor's cats, and they do this every morning. The one cat wakes her up every morning to let her know about the intruders. I think it's funny; niece does not. I told her not to board up the doggy door.

The neighbor also has a doggy door, and that's how their two cats are getting out. They've decided to let it continue.

We can't figure out why they do this; they're not being fed by niece. But they come every morning about 3:30 and hang out with one cat. The other cat hides in niece's room until the intruders leave.

Cats are gonna cat.


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Old 01-01-2021, 07:43 PM
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Itís funny because Iím not the one getting woken up.
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:45 PM
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Maybe she should get one of those pet doors that are activated by a collar on the right pet.

We don't have a pet door but they always make me wonder how easy it would be for a skunk, possum, racoon, rat, mouse, or squirrel to get in once they figure out how the door works.
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:46 PM
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I do not think I would want strange cats in my house.
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:48 PM
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I hope they are all fixed.


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Old 01-01-2021, 07:48 PM
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I love it! Great story. I don't have a doggie door but over the years the house behind me has had different owners. Some had dogs, others had cats or both. Somehow they always find my deck.

Can your niece put a hook on the inside to keep it closed after her cats are in for the night? Another thought, is she sure the cats are flea free?
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:48 PM
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Hilarious. But only because I don't have to live it!
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:56 PM
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Another reason I refuse to have a doggie door.

As long as theyíre all fixed and no one minds I guess itís all good.
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:09 PM
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I did make it worse by telling niece to expect a raccoon in her house next. I found it funny; she didn't.

All cats are fixed. Her two are females, and the neighbors are males.

I don't know about fleas, but I guess that isn't a problem at the moment.

I've always been leary of doggie doors for just this reason; any small, strange animal can come in. But I guess these cats are friendly enough that it doesn't bother niece.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:46 AM
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Just yesterday I saw a video on "how to tell if your cat is cheating on you" It was from England and it showed how cats were visiting other homes and getting their wants/needs met- petting, sleeping on beds, eating, getting treats and then going home. In one area people were finding quite a few cats doing this visiting. The local ASPCA gave out free paper collars that one could put on a visiting cat to let the owners know what their special friend was doing when he/she out and about!
Maybe your niece could put a paper collar on her nightly visitors and let the owner make provisions to keep their cats at home all night, rather than having to block the pet door in her own home?

*My neighbor's cat Spunky would spend every afternoon on my lap as I sat outside reading by the pool. He never came in the house because I had 2 cats myself and he didn't like to share.


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Old 01-02-2021, 08:08 AM
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This is a funny story. I guess I got lucky with my dog doors over the years. I owned dogs for most of my life and always had dog doors. We had a way to close the dog door when we wanted it closed. Maybe it was the dogs themselves that kept critters and cats out of our yard and home because we never had a problem and enjoyed the no interruptions part of our day to let the dogs out.
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