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Keep Cats off Your Outdoor Furniture

By imapigeon
April 1, 2012

Setting inexpensive but attractive plastic beach balls on your outdoor furniture will keep unauthorized cats from lounging on it after hours.

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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Apr 1, 2012 6:51 AM CST
LOL I love that term! They won't even go on the other half of the cushion? Must be scared of the ball, huh?
Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Apr 1, 2012 9:59 AM CST
A few years back a friend of mine got a bouquet of black balloon for their birthday...totally freaked their cat out the entire time the balloons were in the house. They thought maybe it look like gigantic eyes or something? The reflection off it might have something to do with it.
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mollymistsmith
Apr 1, 2012 10:30 AM CST
We have those "unauthorized cats" here too. The neighborhood cats come over to sit on our furniture. Grumbling
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Apr 1, 2012 10:42 AM CST
You know the old saying?

"For the best seat in the house, find the cat!"

...or in this case, outside! Hilarious!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Apr 1, 2012 10:42 AM CST
I wouldn't mind the furniture sitting if they would just do their 'business' somewhere other than my mulched beds. Hilarious!
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Apr 1, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Have the same problem, here Debra. They just love mulch.
Name: Mary
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MaryE
Apr 1, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Mine scatter crocus bulbs when they dig to make and cover their deposits. It must be tough for them sometimes to find an unfrozen place. The worst spot is where I dumped some old potting soil, which apparently had such good drainage that it didn't freeze as solid as the surrounding area. And once they find the good spots, they just keep using them.
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imapigeon
Apr 1, 2012 3:34 PM CST
I use pebble mulch (rocks at least 2" in diameter) in my pots, which at least keeps them out of there!

Renee, they seem to avoid the balls altogether. They're lightweight and sometimes roll around if there's a breeze---the cats don't seem to like being anywhere near them.
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