When Your Cat And Your Neighbour’s Cat Do NOT Get Along

Kevin is my neighbour. He lives three doors down from us. So do his cats – two of them.

When I go for walks with MY cats – yes, they DO walk on leashes, too bad it’s like walking with two schizophrenic and very disobedient dogs – I often see “Kevin’s cats” sitting quietly, calmly, on his porch. They look at us like we are very strange – “lock these weirdos up” crazy almost. So does Kevin. So do all of my neighbours, in fact. I could cat less. I just want my cats to experience life without getting run over by a truck.

I just want my cats to be happy, and I don’t mind being tortured while they pull this way and that to eat the grass and chase the odd bumble bee or squirrel. Why can’t people just let us live?

Last time we went past Kevin’s house, Kevin’s cats were nowhere to be seen. Suddenly, one appeared from around the side, near the eavestrough. His eyes piercing and determined, he looked like he wanted to eat my cats, and to kill me. He slowly walked toward us. Bravely, my cats took one step forward, and then – like they’d been shot or something – they took off in retreat, racing home with me in tow, making me look like the biggest loser on the planet. Lionel – in his distress – even tried to climb the street lamp and then he fell back down. It was not my proudest “I love my cats to a fanatical extreme” moment. There was even a girl who witnessed the whole event. She snickered.

Having been scared off by “Kevin’s cats”, I told my furry babies that soon we’d go back to seek our revenge, to reclaim our territory, to tell these “other” cats, who really owns this street. It will be Abyssinian versus Himilayan (or whatever the heck they are), short fur versus long, “bordering on god-like good” versus terribly, terribly evil. Yes, WE WILL PREVAIL.

And then the other day, THIS was on our porch. It was one of Kevin’s cats. Oh, no he didn’t. The battle is on!When Your Cat And Your Neighbour's Cat Do NOT Get Along | TheFurFiles

BTW, my dad says that Kevin’s cats have big heads with scrawny bodies. They shouldn’t be too hard to take down.

NOTE: I would NEVER hurt another cat, not even one who interlopes on my property to upset my own. I’ll just pat them secretly when mine aren’t looking, and then wash my hands thoroughly so no one smells the adversaries. No one will be the wiser.


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Author: Amanda Fox

I have three slightly neurotic grown children, three very active and extremely cute cats, and one crazy busy husband. I've been married for more than twenty-eight years. I love fitness, fashion, dancing, interior design and architecture, music, and movies.

7 thoughts on “When Your Cat And Your Neighbour’s Cat Do NOT Get Along”

  1. When our cats used to be bullied by the cat across the street, they had a fearsome protector: our dog Mitzvah, who knew what the words “bad grey kitty” meant, and exactly what to do when she heard them.

    She was a terribly arthritic, overweight sheltie who was terrified of her own shadow most of the time, but when she heard those words, her ears would stand up like antennae, and she’d bolt out of the yard like a rocket, hot in pursuit of the Bad Grey Kitty. He would flee in terror, often scrambling up the nearest tree the moment he heard her barreling toward him. She’d dance around him, yipping in triumph, and our cats would go back to sunning themselves on the porch or whatever.

    These days, both the Bad Grey Kitty and Mitzvah are pushing up daisies, and peace reigns in the neighbourhood. But for a while there, it was enormously entertaining.


  2. That cat has some nerve! Let the fur fly. And schizophrenic or not, cats on leashes are bad-ass! How else can they prove to the world that they have complete control over their staff? LOL

  3. I agree your cats are cool, what they are saying to the neighbors and the other cats is, Hey! look what were dragging around. lol! I do have to say though Kevins’ cat is playing the I know i’m beautiful and I will rub it in your face.

  4. OMG the street lamp part was the worst LOL. It was like a scene from Seinfeld for sure. The girl laughing didn’t help. Cleo falls down sometimes. Usually she has too many places to go though. She’s a bit ADD, like the rest of our family.

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