First of all, let me just say - I love cats. We had one of the coolest cats of all time. His name was Yogi and he lived for 17 years. When he became ill and had to be euthanized, I thought Petey and I would have to be hospitalized. Our grief was deep and lasted a long time.
Yogi was an indoor dude. We loved him so much we couldn't imagine letting him roam the neighborhood with all the traffic around here.
Now we have a dog as most of you know. Augie is either on a leash as we take our walks or in the fenced in back yard - safe. Allegan, like most communities, towns and cities has a leash law. For dogs not cats. Why can cats traverse the town freely pooping anywhere they please and dogs must be accompanied by an owner at the end of the leash with poop bags in their pocket?
Don't get me wrong. I like the leash law and I wish everyone had poop bags in their pockets (I've already addressed that in an earlier blog) but no one talks about the cats that come into their yards and poop to their heart's content.
I could probably live with cat shit in my yard because they pick the areas with loose soil which is along the perimeter - out of the way - but (and I'm sorry to paint this picture for you) Augie considers the cat deposits as tasty morsels. I know, gross eh?
The vet explained to me that cats do not digest their food so what goes in comes out in pretty much the same configuration. Tasty.
So, who's with me on a leash law for cats? Anyone? Anyone?