Suing the Cat for breach of contract

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  1. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Has anybody got any experience?

    I admit to being a hostile witness as I am more of a dog person, but it was agreed 3 years ago to take in an abandoned cat, well a cat that when the son's friends girlfriend moved out was left behind. One of the selling points would be that it's presence would deter the mice we get each year in the pantry.

    Said cat otherwise known as 'Cat' or 'Puss' or even occasionally 'Pusspuss' we know is able to catch the said mice as it often leaves them dead in the utility room, it also seems to find immense pleasure in bringing them still alive into the lounge in an evening & then proceed to release them to show us how good it is at catching them.

    However it has been noted on at least 2 occasions over the last month that mice have found their way into the pantry as Weetabix, Crunchy Nut cornflakes & flour packaging has been chewed.

    What is the process, do we need to enter a disciplinary procedure, collect evidence in a day book, do we need to reprimand or go straight to legal? Is it simply 3 strikes & it's out, replace it with a younger version, although only about 4ish. As the cat was originally hermaphrodite we're unsure if the cat has any further protected status under any sex discrimination rules that we don't want to fall foul of.
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  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Make sure the pantry door is open so cat can get in.
  3. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    NE England
    Buy some traps, sack the cat and problem solved. [It's much cheaper than feeding the damn thing!]
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  4. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Set some humane traps or find out where the mice are getting in and block the access.

    Keep the cat as a pet. Simples.
    Illaveago, Nigeyy, lane and 3 others like this.
  5. Ffoeg

    Ffoeg .

    The Isle of Carl
    Sack the cat, and employ a Patterdale.

    You get a dog, and the mice get dealt with. It's win win
  6. Oldbloke

    Oldbloke Guru

    Mayenne, France
    You might want to check the contract for a getout claws.
    BrumJim, slowwww, Illaveago and 31 others like this.
  7. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    Sack the cat and get a jack russell.
  8. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Did you read the contract thoroughly before you agreed to it? There is probably a small claws which gives exception.
  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    It's strange you're still getting mice, they can usually smell the cat and won't come near.
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  10. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    It won't care.
    You're there to provide for it, get over the idea that you're somehow in charge.
  11. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

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  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I am sure the problem can be worked out, but don't ask ME-OW
  13. Shearwater Missile

    Shearwater Missile Well-Known Member

    Don`t bath the cat !
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  14. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    You've obviously never bathed a cat. :ninja:
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  15. bladderhead

    bladderhead Well-Known Member

    Cats do not want to kill the mouse. They want to play with it until it dies of shock, at which point it becomes boring. This law invalidates any contract. Someone out there has a cat that very quickly kills any mouse and maybe even eats it, just to be perverse, but this is very rare. I had a cat that was not interested in catching anything. He wasn't even bothered to watch the mouse picking up breadcrumbs on the patio.
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