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My garden is frequently visited by my neighbour’s cats. (I like cats. My sister has 4 cats and my cousins like putting hers in cute fancy dresses!) Last year, one of them started to poo in my garden. I embarked on a battle to stop him from doing so. I have tried many techniques; some based on the principles of sound, smell, novelty and contact and failed most of the time. It was a bit like the movie Catch Me If You Can, except that I was no Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank). I was more like ‘Carl’, the FBI bank fraud agent (Tom Hanks), who kept trying to catch Frank, the Conman, but was always a step behind. Every morning, the first thing I did was to roll up the blind and check if the set up has worked. Sometimes, I was amused by how clever the little cat was! A year on, I am happy to declare that I have won the battle! Here is how I found the ultimate solution against cats fouling in my garden.

My neighbour's cat
General notes:
1. Always remove the cat faeces from the soil. It is not a good fertiliser.
2. Cats like going back to the same spot to make a poo. Clean the area with soapy water helps reducing the smell they are familiar with and makes it less ‘inviting’.

The concept of this is to generate sound Continue reading about the tested methods to stop cats from fouling in your garden >>

The latest trend in Hong Kong: pet fancy dress. My cousin’s award winning cat, Kulu, has kindly agreed to be the model for us. All photos were taken in a professional pet photography studio. What a luxury! I have only been to photo portrait studio once myself!

Here comes Kulu dressing as Superman (my personal favourite) and, as an orange!

Kulu crossed dressed as a Geisha

Kulu as a panda
~I think he might be getting bored…. Continue seeing more fancy dress photos of model Kulu >>

Glam rock Hello Kitty

Just when cute and innocent Hello Kitty started to get popular in the UK, (they are now sold in trendy Topshop and even Harrods– the famous luxury store!), Japan and Hong Kong, where the cats have been popular for over 30 years, are now celebrating Christmas with the Glam rock version.

Sticking to the original Hello Kitty spirit, they still have no mouth…..