> 'Billy[_12_ Wrote:
> > -
> > -
> > -
> > Got my spinach and onions set out yesterday. Finished them altho my
> > back was really tired since rain was predicted. It did rain some
> > last
> > night.-
> > that which does not kill us,
> > makes us tired and due for a nap. :) -
> > Amen
> > -
> > -
> > Now how do I keep the cats from using the boxes as their private
> > toilet? I stuck some sticks in the boxes and will see how that
> > does.
> > Any other ideas?-
> > motion detector attached to sprinkler.
> > chicken wire around and over.
> > electric fence.
> > catnip powder mixed in/sprinkled on something
> > greasy that they'll get on their feet and start
> >***ing. they'll forget about going potty and
> > become a source of instant entertainment.
> > songbird-
> > Thanks for the response. Think we are going to do chicken wire but I
> > love the suggestion about the catnip.-
> > I put my chicken wire flat on the garden beds. It discourages raccoons
> > from digging through the mulch for worms. It would probably work for
> > cats too, except for the Alpha cat that will poop without burying.
> > --
> > Remember Rachel Corrie
> > 'Rachel Corrie Memorial Website' (http://www.moonsgarden.com/)
> > Welcome to the New America.
> > 'Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism -
> > YouTube' (http://www.moonsgarden.com/)
> Raccoons are pretty easy to handle, especially if you have a pet dog.
> Just let it guard outside at night. you can also try to turn on a talk
> show on the radio and leave it outside. Raccoons are sneaky animals, so
> they will probably shy off when they heard human voices.
I'm afraid my ol' dog likes his creature comforts as much as I do. He'll
ask to be let out, if he hears the raccoons, but otherwise prefers to
be next to the fire, or on the couch. He misses them sometimes though,
and then we will find that they have washed up in his water bowl. They
are cute animals, almost as big as "Beau", our border collie. Seems that
there is enough room here to share. Raccoons aren't particularly shy,
either. Neighbor had a whole family of raccoons come visiting via a dog
door, while he and his family were watching TV.
As far as leaving talk radio on for the raccoons at night in the garden,
I'm not that vicious.
Remember Rachel Corrie
Welcome to the New America.