The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60423   Message #968476
Posted By: Dave Bryant
18-Jun-03 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Much ado about cat flap
Subject: RE: BS: Much ado about cat flap
Many years ago my mother's (big tom) cat hated one of the other neighbour's cats. The neighbours installed a flap so that their cat could escape "Tibby's" wrath when he was caught making incursions into our garden. Unfortunately Tibby in hot pursuit, shot right through the flap and up the neighbor's stairs before he realised that he was in strange (ie not his own) territory. He hid under the bed and even when my mother was called, she had a very hard job coaxing him out !

Most cats are only really confident within territory which they consider their own and can often be easily cowered on another smaller cat's own patch.