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Re: catnip

Only one of my cats is indoor/outdoor. He hunts, kills, and eats mice and voles. I have two feeders and a bird bath on the deck attached to my house, and while he spends much of his time on the deck, next to those feeders, he has not once gone for a bird. The birds go to and from the feeders as he reclines on the deck. He ignores them, they ignore him. Go figure!
On Saturday, November 20, 2004, at 07:58 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

Pam, my catnip is inside the fenced vegetable garden - that is the only way
I can protect vegetables from the deer. I suppose a determined cat could
get in, but I don't think they would bother. I have taken one of my indoor
cats down there a few times for a treat, and she was not able to get out.
One of my outdoor cats has followed me in a few times, but she is much
too fat to get out. We feed birds and have lots and lots of them. I can't
really declare that no bird has ever been caught by a cat of mine, but it
hasn't happened often. Nick, my stupid male goes dashing up trees
after birds and then looks puzzled when the bird is not there when he
gets there. I have had more birds die from flying into the picture window
than be caught by cats.

In a message dated 11/20/2004 7:12:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
gardenqueen@academicplanet.com writes:
Auralie - I let a lot of things reseed all over the place too. One nice
thing about having a bird & butterfly habitat is you can tell people
it's supposed to look that wild and they don't know any different! But I
don't grow catnip because I don't want cats in the yard eating my

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