(Updated) How To Keep The Cats Away From Your Garden?

I have lived in Taman Tun for some 10 years before moving to Taman Desa for the next 10 years and back! I could say that Taman Desa is a very peaceful hub for many retirees besides the many fierce dogs roaming the streets! You could often see many owners proudly parading their huge dogs like Rottweilers for evening walks. I have even seen rare imported canines like Eskimo dogs and even assorted racing Greyhounds! I often wondered why on earth they kept such huge dogs who eats more than humans at every meals. They don't look cute like good-for-nothing poodles that make good lap dogs! Well, I do love dogs but I don't keep any as I could not afford to feed extra mouths!

Now back to my original abode, this current neighbourhood has turned scary with so much crimes like break-ins and snatch thefts around the banks. The most disturbing matter to me are the many neighbours who keep fluffy cats and persians which roam the streets instead. I rarely see any stray dogs here. The cats love to come to my small little garden to poo almost everyday!!! Kaneeneh! I have to scoop their shit to dispose as the smell of their feces is horrible!! Yiaks!

They love to come to my garden as most houses have tiled their gardens to park more cars. My garden is the only one with neat plants with blooms of flowers. Even wandering spirits do come to visit my garden at night to sit on my bench and admire the flowers. That's scary and I am not kidding!





There are wandering spirits everywhere as the air space is free for them to roam. We only occupy the physical land areas that happens to overlap with their dimensions. So there is no such thing as "My House" and you get out. We should respect the spirits and even cats that come and go. However, some naughty ghosts might create disturbance or bring negative energies besides sucking on the house occupants' energies when they sleep. We can just say short prayers and sprinkle salt or smoke the place often with suitable purification herbs. I do that often but they still came but walked around & sat on my bench to admire the unusual flowers. "They" might be foreigners who had never seen exotic Asian flowers.

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I wired my gates with mesh wires and even sprinkled curry powders to keep the cats away but failed! They jumped over neighbour's fence or climbed over my 6 feet walls! I almost gave up until I saw the community FB which has some 3,000 outspoken members inside. Someone posted her same cat's poo-poo woes and shared a solution! Bingo!


This is one corner of my garden and guess what is the magic trick?


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I placed 3-4 mineral water bottles around the garden and the cats have stopped coming!!! My neighbours could not understand the reason the cats are avoiding these bottles but they all got this successful idea from Japan while they lived there. It seems to be a common practice in Japan yet none of us here knew the answer.



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Comments

  1. Just mineral water bottles? Empty bottles? I have this cat poo problem too. I hate those cats! If only I had known earlier about this trick because I threw away a whole lot of mineral water bottles which I consumed when I was recovering from dengue. Never mind, will buy some more to try this.

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    1. You can find empty bottles in any trash bins for free. I think we need to add water as I suspect the reflections of the fluid give the cats chills and cold feet. LOL

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  2. Good afternoon TM, the weather is so hot here today...

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    1. Good afternoon. It was raining yesterday but very hot today.

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  3. My neighbourhood has stray cats, but dogs are kept as pet dogs at home...

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    1. I love Singapore and never saw the issues like cat's poo anywhere! Either the cleaners did a good job or the cats are so kiasu & use public toilets. muahahahaha

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  4. When I see your title, I was thinking of some "isi tersirat" like maybe you want to blog about how to avoid office affairs or how to keep away perverts from my workstation, hehe.. But I was so wrong, you are really talking about how to avoid cute cats coming to your garden..

    Errr, in the first place, if I'm you, I think I would curse my neighbours non-stop already.. In the first place, why on earth would they let their precious 1-million dollar cat roam and stray around leh? If I'm them, I would guard my cats like a queen and put them at home only la, cannot come out to the roads one..

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    1. You bet, I have been cursing them for a long time. Bad karma earned by myself. LOL
      They really give freedom for their cats to roam and no one steals Persian cats but dogs!
      I saw 1-2 black Persian cats with long black furs and they looked so scarily ugly at night!!!! Arrrgh!

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    2. persian cats are ulgy, and i love cats actually! i like dogs too, but they require more attention and my grandma's dog did even more damage to her garden than cats will ever do.
      i just don't understand the hate for cats or dogs. they are awesome pets!
      -visitor

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    3. I love cats more than dogs because they don't irritate and lick me like dogs. Somehow I like to play with dogs because they are not smart and arrogant like cats.

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  5. You are like the Japanese lah Anay!

    You notice or not, on the pavements in Japan; where the plant pots are, there'll be mineral bottles lined up. :)

    Salute Anay lah!

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    1. Eh... terskip the last paragraph which you mentioned about Japanese doing it.
      Sorry. Read so fast and excited to comment nonsense! Hahaha

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    2. I would love to pay attention the next time I visit Japan. The folks there have so much unique ideas! I love them!

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  6. I hate cats that came and pooped in front of our front door. The cats (not the one that adopted us)... always managed to wiggle in through the grill until we had to cover the grill with mesh. All my neighbours had to do it too.

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    1. Try to place 2 bottles to guard your door! Do come back to tell me whether it works. I pity animals as they are innocent and have no bad intentions unlike some human beings.

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  7. There are lots of strays in my area.

    Truthfully, I don't mind the cats as they are seldom a nuisance but some of the newly abandoned dogs that were chucked into our area are fierce.

    Cannot jog outside my apartment sometimes because scared of the packs of strays.

    But sometimes, I try to feed both stray cats and dogs.

    Its pitiful seeing the stray dogs that were either poured hot water or being chased away by a nearby eatery but then again heartening to see these dogs being fed instead by the Mamak place I always go and an Indonesian Muslim cleaner at a nearby office.

    Compassion has no bounds.
    Same sometimes as cruelty unfortunately.

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    1. Honestly, I still love to stay in apartments and condos where the security is better plus no cats, dogs, rats or mosquitoes inside my home!

      In my area, I often see the neighbours feed cats when they go for evening walks. The cats have their own masters and homes but they would wait patiently every evening to expect snacks from passing joggers!

      I love the kindness from all these people like the mamak shop and muslim cleaner you observed. The world would be a more loving and peaceful place to live with them.

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  8. this is interesting and thanks for sharing!! but KNNCCB you can actually go straight into the topic and save your efforts typing out (and save us time reading) the first few paragraphs dei~~

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    1. Aiyo! I need to do some grandma story opening before getting to the suspense mah! No compliments for me pula. CB you!

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    2. that KNNCCB is already a token of compliments to you dei~~ muahahahaha!! :D

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    3. Awwww! So sweet kah? I didn't know KNNCCB is a compliment to you dei. It sure sounded like smelly organic genitals!!!

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  9. the essence of this post lies in the very last paragraph!! holy, just mineral bottles?? empty ones or filled with water or half filled half empty?? or you need a precision of 35.37843% filled and 64.62167% empty?? muahahaha.. and if filled, we put just water or any other liquid will do??

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    1. Kaneeneh! Where the hell you got this statistics!!! 35.37843% filled and 64.62167% empty?? Even a retarded say you are retarded! Muahahaha



      Simple, empty your bottle and if the pussy returns, fill your bottle with your urine lah!!!!!

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  10. so what is the magic?? since this is Japanese trick, may the Japanese expert readers come shed the light.. we know it's practically proven but I guess many of us would like to also know the scientific explanation behind the trick, agree??

    maybe Anay has his additional magic -- he farted inside the bottles before placing them in the garden!!!

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    1. Hahahaha!!! This is so funny!! Farted inside the bottle! :D

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    2. Oh Gross!!! Phiak this Thambee's head. How to fart into bottles? Teach me will you.

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    3. open the cap of the bottle, poke the mouth of the bottle into your asshole, and then you FART as powderful as you can.. then quickly put on the cap to seal it in order to minimize too much of your fart escaping from the bottle.. get it??

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    4. Wakakakaka!! Sohai! you sound like a Bottled Farts guru sharing the steps. Okei okei we will learn and make the cats laugh.

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    5. walaueh! u guys really no run out of some gross comments!

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  11. OMG!! Twilight Man, you are my saviour!!

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    1. Who? Me? Pray now & offer thanks!!! Wakakaka

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  12. I always have cats sneaking into my house compound and I am at my wits' end trying to make them go away!! Wired the gates, wired the walls, place spiky things on the pillars. All don't work. Then I put orange peels/skins and bingo! It worked! But it's still not full proof, though there were less cats roaming in my house compound.

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    1. You should catch them for your kitchen's pot to make curries!
      I never knew orange peels could work when curry powders failed the trick.

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  13. So just place miners water bottles around the garden? Empty or filled with water?? Why would the cats avoid them???

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    1. I think it's better to add water inside. It could be the water & light reflections that sparkle their eyes!

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  14. Serious? Just mineral water bottles? Wow!

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    1. Your updated is the unseen beings? Oh very interesting you can talk to 'them', why not 'ask' 'them' to leave politely instead of smoking them out like chasing them away. Btw what kind suitable purification herbs that you used may I ask?

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    2. Is the pixz taken using your handphone? If you use a digital camera chances are you may be able to snap some obs.

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    3. I was taken aback with your kind thoughts to ask them politely to leave. Their dimensions have similarities like us having good, bad, kind, evil or horrendous beings. What do you do with evil people living around us? They might rob, kill or even behead anyone who is unprotected.
      So in that dimensions, there are many who come into your homes at night to suck all the energy and luck when occupants are asleep. Some could be hungry and some are not. So when we burn the herbal leaves with mantras, the frequency will naturally over ride the bad frequency and that lasts only a week or so. Many people sadly do not know this. You can buy the herbs in a Tibetan Buddhism Shop located on the top floor of Summit Shopping Mall in USJ. You can see the sample in my previous blog post - http://twilightzone518.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-ghost-tales.html

      The photo was taken with my phone.

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    4. Namaste! Thanks that's cool shall check it out next time when in Summit

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    5. I might go there one of the weekends. I might send to you since the shop is too far from your place.

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  16. Damn, I saw this 25 months too late! When I was staying at the previous place, landed house, I too have cat woes, they just love coming to my compound to shit. Seriously, cat shit is the most smelly shit in the world!
    Now I moved to a flat, no more such problems though. Will have to try to remember this mineral bottle trick for future reference!

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    1. 25 months late! Muahahahaha

      I know the remedy for a lizard free house. Just ask me!

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    2. hi.. i need the remedy for lizard free house... can i have it? many thanks in advance..

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    3. Hello Norick! Nice to see you here. I wonder where you are from cos the ingredients is only available in SE Asia. Anyways, I will blog about it soon, for you!

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    4. Hi TM.. sorry for not commenting earlier.. but i have been a silent reader for sometime.. i stay in klang valley... and i think i bump into you before in Giant Stadium.. but well..btw.. how is aunty?
      Looking forward to your new post!

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    5. Hello Norick. Nice to know that you live in Klang Valley and thanks again for coming by. It's much appreciated and no need comments, all are welcome. Several silent readers have become good friends with me today through emails and meeting up. I think I have never been to Giant Stadium before but you could just smack my head if you ever see me anywhere!!

      The secret to shoo the lizards is using serai leaves which is only found in our climate countries. I will blog later when I have taken photos.

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  17. oh..I don't hv problems of cats coming to my house compound but there are many at the back of my house. We even feed them but I don't always open the back door.

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    1. I don't mind they litter my backlane and not my garden. They eat at the owner's house but poo at my home. Where got fair??

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  18. What is the logic behind the plastic bottles? hmmmm... must ask the Japanese one day...if and when I go.. hahaha... anyway, nice of you to share... cat's poo poo are very un-tahan-able! :)

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    1. Please ask the Japanese friends and share with what they say. I wish cats could speak up their fear too! Muahahaha
      I think the cat's poo is worse and stinker than mine. They only eat fish and no veggies or fruits! That's the problem.

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  19. Yes, cat poo! Hate it most, stinks most time. What a great idea, i'll try if it works, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Do try it and come back to share whether it works!

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  20. Cats scared of mineral water bottles ?

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    1. I wished that cats could talk and tell us why the bottles scare them!

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  21. Now , I'm more interested in the wandering spirits story !

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    1. errr...you can sense or see ghosts ??

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    2. We are best buddies and even chat sometimes. How's that?

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  22. Hmmm...interesting. Shall keep this magic trick in mind.

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  23. WAHHHH updated version with more interesting story ;)

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  24. WOW, really a David Copperfield's magic!

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    1. I didn't make cats disappear. I shooed them away.

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  25. I too wonder what these bottles do to keep away cats... we don’t have cat problem here, but still they make noise disturbing our dog to keep barking. In my area there are many stray dogs, living as two groups, each owning a street and once in a while they also clash with each others.

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    1. Cats are very popular house pets in my country and my neighbours threat some like precious pets. Luckily we don't eat cats or dogs like some countries!

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  26. Hey that's a good idea! Will let my hubby knows. Neighbours' cats keep coming to our compound and poop or trash shoes/sandals. We use that plastic thorny thingy, seems to be working. but it's a little hazardous to kids

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    1. Nobody likes cat's poo and they cannot even be used for fertilizer. Tell me if the bottles kept the pussies at bay.

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  27. I saw this in Japan too. I believe it is the reflection. Did you mention that the bottles must be filled with water, not just empty bottles? Some commenters may think empty bottles will do.

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    1. I filled with water so that the added weight will make the bottles stand and not get blown away. So far it works well.

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    2. In Japan, the bottles are filled with water too. I don't think it will work if the bottles are empty.

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    3. I wish I could speak to the cats about their actual fear now. I noticed that the cats stopped coming just before I placed the bottles. That was the day my wife bought the huge stainless steel bin for burning taoist gold paper and placed the shiny bin outside. That could have sent the pussy cats away. Before that, they would laze, loiter, picnic and shit all over my garden & shoes!!!

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  28. Actually if not mistaken,that flowers as shown in your photo are call devil claws.
    I remembered 10 years ago when i shifted to my present house,i spent a few hundred RM to plant it and when my mum came to visit,she immediately asked me to removed all the flowers (right now she said).
    According to her,that species of flowers always attract ghost.
    Now i believed it

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    1. I have googled the devil's claw images and it showed other flowers instead but mine is called Parrot's Beak by some botanists. Anyway, I have no proofs to convince anyone that this flower does not attract ghosts. I view it more like Eagle's Claws which is a prized Feng Shui shape sought by many casinos including Uncle Lim for his pillar designs. That one attracts money and I kinda fully agree with their beliefs. If you are interested to hear more, I can post the link where a group of Taiwanese went to film our local casino to point out how its designs lured gamblers there. Many thanks for dropping by here. Have a good day.

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  29. It's amazing how these small tricks do the work. Would love to find out the reason behind......

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  30. Never imagine a mineral bottle can do lots of things unthinkable. Thanks for sharing.

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