Aggressive cats are common in Saanich

Letter to the editor: Aggressive cats are common in Saanich

Re: Testy house cat attacks Great Pyrenees and dog’s owner (News, Dec. 2)

Reading this story about the standoffish cat reminded me of an incident in our yard.

Two weeks ago there was a tan-coloured Siamese with a collar out yowling in our sunroom and not letting our cat come in that morning.

He wanted in the house before our Tigger, who sat outside the sunroom doors wondering who this intruder was and if could he get around it to warm up.

When I went out to shoo it away, it came at me violently. I had to get a broom to stay at length from its claws and fangs when scolding it. Then it turned on our tabby, chasing it through the yard. It wouldn’t leave the yard either. After that it just kept yowling and thinking it owned the place, and our little cat was out of sight.

I wonder if it was the same critter in the article.

Cat bites are major wounds – my next door neighbour still has a finger that won’t bend, and his wife sports a similar memory of a former cat of ours. And ask your vet about their souvenirs.

Animal control officer Rees’ comment about cats being curious creatures is bang on, but bears and cougars and crocodiles are curious, too.

There is no way I can put up with a strange cat entering our yard, wanting in the house, attacking me when I deny the overture and then beating on my cat, who is now afraid of his own shadow.

Varmint control is required

Rob Watson

Saanich