Green and frosty this morn. We’re moving outdoors, but wanted to send a shout out to the Colgate Palmolive Company, distributors of the fine product Irish Spring.
If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know that last summer, we conducted an experiment with Irish Spring as a non-toxic cat repellent as a deterrent to the five kitties next door. We try to live in harmony with the felines and admire their hunting prowess, however, my flower beds and driveway are off limits as a litter box. Not with five cats.
So, with the weather warming, the cats are out and are starting to set up camp in my bushes and on my vehicles. Back to the experiment: I’ll use the Irish Spring again. But Dear God! I don’t have time to be shreddin’ no soap! My studies indicate that only the BAR soap peelings of the ORIGINAL SCENT is the most effective.
Somebody please hop on the go-green bandwagon and market this brilliant idea of non-toxic cat repellent!
Note to self: Hop on the bandwagon.
Scientific Break Through? Now, here’s the weird thing: In 10 years of living at this location, this is the first winter that we DID NOT HAVE A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE!
Coincidence? You decide.
Candace had tipped it us to the fox and bobcat pee trick to rid yerself of rodents, and I’d thought maybe it might work on the cats too. Or would it?
These cats are sporty. The bird bath had been full and birds were stopping by to clean up. So the cats hide behind a bush and wait for birds and squirrels and then pounce. Right on the bird bath, and manage to knock the dish off. See the feathers in the pix?
One day? I was home alone, and I heard this screaming and scratching at the bathroom window! Finally, I got the nerve to pull the shower curtain back, open the blinds to the window, and see a squirrel plastered to the window, scritching and clawing to get away from you know who was waiting in the bushes.
Frankly, I’m not running a Save The Birds And Squirrels campaign here, I just want to protect my concrete birdbath and not have my house smell like cat sh*t.
Thank you for your consideration. Peace be with you.