I have a cat (who is deaf) that lives inside, as well as a dog who is going on 13 years old and has a respitory disease...anyway, my animals are very special and because Katie is deaf and Lady so old, there is no way I am going to introduce a full grown (non-neutered) male cat into my house. So I have let him stay out side, which he seems perfectly happy with (I have a big porch and 2 car garage that he has claimed). I feed him and keep him in water, he's taken over a chair...very happy, it appears, he runs off unwanted things (like bugs). But here are the things he's done that are unacceptable and downright upsetting to me.
1st incident: he brought me a screaming baby bunny. (I have a little garden and happily share with my bunny family--this baby was from that family). When I tried to save the bunny, the cat killed it immediately and took it on top of my car to eat it. I cannot tell you on how many levels this disturbed me. Plus, my 5 year old saw some of this happening (he, by the way, says he hates the cat now because he killed the bunny).
2nd incident: He "wants" my inside cat. She is deaf, as I have mentioned, and was also run over when she was a tiny kitten, so she has several different things that have made the vet suggest NOT spaying her...anyway. Mr. outside kitty has destroyed the screens on the windows leading to my front porch...chewed them away in an attempt to get inside.
3rd (and by far worse) incident: About a week ago, I left ONE window on my car down about 4 inches, just forgot it was open when I turned the car off. Well, sweet kitty brought me another animal, killed it in the backseat of my car (where he also clearly ate it). Then sprayed/peed on every surface of the car he possibly could, threw up several huge and
ing hairballs...needless to say. I spent about 5 hours on Friday shampooing and disinfecting, removing animal pieces, blood, had to throw away my America book and a book I've just finished reading about Freud (I love books, so throwing those away was nearly as bad as the damage to my car). Anyway, a week later and much elbow grease and my car still smells when you open the doors.
Ok, the cat is sweet, I know he's bringing the animals as a way to provide for me. He's very affectionate, a super bug stopper...tons of great things. But these bad behavior issues are starting to weigh on me. My bf says call the shelter, I say no way, because they kill within 5 days...anyhow, any suggestions? Ideas? Anyone want a long hair black cat with an affinity for peeing on car seats?