Cat out in the cold...

on Feb 05, 2007 @ 01:11 pm

Okay so here is the thing, I live in the basement suite of a house and my landlord has a cat. They let it out of the house now and again and sometimes leave for the day with the cat left outside. There is no cat door. I frequently work from home and the kitty has come to my window begging to be let it...but I have a dog. My dog is fine with cats but the cat does not trust my dog. Anyway, she comes in on the window sill but then quickly dashes out at the first site of my dog. I have put my thermal blanket on the window sill for her to sit on but she still does not trust my pup. I have also let her into the stairwell to my basement suite because there is a door for me to block my dog from the stairwell. My question is this, I don't have a cat but isn't it wrong to leave a cat out all day when it is minus 5 or below outside? What do you think I should do? Talk to my landlord? I don't want to piss anyone off but I think this is mean...

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I think so on Feb 05, 2007 @ 03:21 pm

I would just mention it to the landlord.

Like I have had my next door neighbours tell me that my dog barking at night (when she goes out to unload) is disruptive, and I totally didn't take offense to that at all. In fact, I was glad that they told me.

I think they would appreciate it if you do mention it to them. When I see stray cats in my backyard, I feel bad for them. It's not right to be left out when it is this cold outside. When I take my dog out, she shivers from the cold wind.

No people or pets should be left outside!

yes on Feb 05, 2007 @ 03:30 pm

It's mean. I'd politely mention it to them.

:( on Feb 05, 2007 @ 06:07 pm

awww, that's really sad
I have a cat, and they get cold just like people do!
I would just politely say something to them, hopefully they'll stop doing that (or at least install a cat door!)

Scents Of Peace
Just mention it and let us know the results on Feb 06, 2007 @ 11:28 am

It's possible they think they're being "kind" by letting her out instead of being cooped up while they're gone, so I'd mention it. Most times we don't know what our furry friends do when we're not looking (just like children) and appreciate it when someone else takes an interest. They may think that allowing her to roam while they're gone keeps the seperation anxiety down if she's been destructive or yowled all day previously. Most people think cats take care of themselves and forget their basic needs; not trying to be careless, so I'd gently bring it up in conversation.

well that did not go so well... on Feb 07, 2007 @ 05:27 pm

I think I may have started an argument! The husband (who owns the kitty) is furious that his kitty is being left out. Apparently his wife does this when he is away on business. The got into it. Anyway, I think she now hates me. I will continue to let kitty in if I see her out. I don't know that I want to get further involved in any domestic arguments with the people upstairs...

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