In a picturesque coastal village in England, one cat’s life is that of adventure and indoor/outdoor living.
The town of Walney is home to curious cat Winston.
It is he who is at the middle of an anonymous online “situation” between neighbors.
Arriving home one day, Winston’s human servant, Karl Hart, found an odd note on his door.
“I am writing in regards to your cat, Winston. Grey Cat, Bow-tie Collar. He is a Pest.”
“The neighbour says he is your cat.”
“He is constantly through our cat flap and eating all our cat’s food throughout the day.”
“My cat needs to be on a special diet that is expensive, he trashes my kitchen opening cat pouches all over the floor.”
“Each time I catch him from now on I will take him to the RSPCA, which will be inconvenient for you as I commute to work, so will be Lancaster, Kendal, Blackpool, Preston and sometimes Scotland. So each time I catch him I will take him to a different one so you will have to pick him up.”
“You need to maybe get him a cat flap so he isn’t locked out all day or at least feed him now and again. This is neglect.”
“He is a beautiful boy and if I didn’t already have my cat I would take him in microchipped or not and I wouldn’t let him out.”
“Please keep him in or at least feed him otherwise travelling around the country with him is my next step with him.”
“My cat needs his diet regulating and your cat keeps eating it all. Thank you.”
Now thankfully Karl is the type of person who did not want to escalate the situation.
Instead he decided to write a reply and post it to his Facebook page…since the author was anonymous.
“To the anonymous lady in the vicinity of Verdun Avenue, Walney threatening to abduct my cat,”
“Firstly; let me assure you that I do appreciate your frustration with Winston coming in your house and eating your cats food.”
“I too find other cats entering my house through the cat flap that is present and eating the food that is here. I however see it as an acceptable hazard of allowing my cat to come and go as he pleases.”
“Secondly; please be assured that as I do not follow Winston on his adventures, and he doesn’t report back to me on them, the letter you posted through my door was the first I’ve heard of him freeloading off you!”
“In all seriousness, in order to prevent what appears to be your objective of making my life hard by travelling around the country to retrieve my cat (in no way stopping him helping himself to your cats food once he’s home and exploring again) I would like to offer to buy you a new cat flap that only your cat can access.”
“If (hopefully) you are a member of this group please get in touch with me to organise a rational solution to this issue.”
“Also, if you happen to be friends with the lady please pass this message along.”
“Kind regards, Karl”
Karl’s post has garnered attention all across the world.
Many have taken to flooding the post with hilarious cat pun comebacks.
Primarily from one friend, John Burgess, who we’d totally want to be friends with. HAHA
“Sounds like a bit of a cat-astrophe to me.”
“Why don’t you hiss and make up?”
“Doesn’t sound like she’s feline fine, take her some whiskers round to cheer her up.”
“She obviously thinks shes purrfect.”
“Maybe her cat invited him over for a spot of dinner, he is dressed for the occasion with his little dickie bow on…”
Others have brought up some VERY valid points in Winston’s defense and offer a few great solutions.
“Taking a cat to a charity that is already stretched and depends on public contributions when the owner lives across the street is malicious, selfish, and quite pathetic.”
“This is awful she should just close the cat flap.”
“If her cat has a cat flap to come and go as he pleases, how on earth is she monitoring his diet? He could be eating anything while he’s out, including other cats food. Can’t be that regulated and strict can it?”
With technology these days, there are all sorts of products for micro-chipped cats!
And to make it easy, we added them to our Amazon favorites for you all.
You have the first and obvious choice…the pet flap that ONLY opens for programmed pets.
You can program it for multiple pets.
It even has a Curfew Mode which programs the door to lock and unlock at specified times!
Funnily enough, one of the reviews on the product caught our attention…
“June 5, 2017 – Fantastic pet door. I was having problems with multiple neighborhood cats coming in my house eating my two cats food. Now only my two can come in thru this pet door. One cat learned to use the door right away. It took my second cat a couple of days. Its a little loud when the locks engage but I love this product! Solved my problem.”
Next, if you have smarty pants cats in your area, they may learn to quickly follow your cat through a micro-chipped door.
So for an extra level of security, there is the micro-chipped feeder.
Marmalade and Zig Zag have sensitive stomachs so to ensure they eat the right food, we use these for all 4 felines. They’re AMAZING!
And would certainly stop Winston from allegedly eating the “victim” cats food.