Help me get my cat back!
May 2, 2008 3:31 PM Subscribe
How do I keep my neighbor from catnapping my cat?
posted by cachondeo45 to Pets & Animals (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My cat is an indoor / outdoor cat. He's super friendly and the whole complex (of about 40 units) loves him and plays with him and pets him regularly. I don't mind; he's an attention hog and he's pretty easygoing (for a cat). He usually spends the day outside and comes in around 6pm, snuggles with me as I work, and then sleeps at the foot of my bed. At least, that's been the pattern. (Oh and he scratches my front door when he wants to come in. And he also comes when I snap my fingers over the balcony. Smart cat.)
But lately one of my neighbors has been catnapping him. He's been spending nights at her house, or will be in her house for 1.5 or 2 days at a time. She says she can't get him to leave, which is B.S. because if you toss him out, he just kind of meanders around. He doesn't scratch or bite or anything, so it's not that difficult to kick him out if the need arises (like when he's not your cat). I think she just wants a cool cat. I guess she used to do this with another neighbor's cat before that neighbor moved. I have no idea how to handle this! I'm normally pretty friendly and I just kind of faked a laugh when she put him out this morning. But he's my cat, dammit! If she wants her own cat, shouldn't she head over to the Humane Society and pick one up? (Which is what I did, and I scored with my super great cat.)