18 June 2010

Prevention is Always Better

Anticipating the new neighbours, being young bachelors, may not keep their surroundings as clean as EJ would like them to be, EJ decided to take action a few months ago before they shifted in.

There was a gap at the lower part of the dividing chainlink fence between EJ's and neighbour's porches where dead leaves and carelessly discarded stuff can move across when the wind blows.

Luckily EJ did not discard the remnants of the plastic mesh (considered junk) used to cover all windows and grills in the house to deter the cats from sneaking out. These remnants were used to line and cover that gap along the dividing chainlink fence.

The work was pretty fast. It only took only one whole morning to put together using plastic cable ties.

Less dead leaves and other stuff migrated to EJ's porch now. Dead leaves are still on the neighbour's porch on the right while there are none on EJ's on the left.

EJ is pleased as nothing was wasted. All remnants were made use of as well as less sweeping and cleaning of the porch.

17 comments:

Au and Target said...

May your new neighbours be animal people!

The Chair Speaks said...

Not exactly, sadly. Wouldn't allow them even a glimpse of my cats. Once they wanted to borrow my cats to catch rats (and other vermins) in their house to which an adamant NO was given.

lupie said...

EJ - seriously???????????

Old Kitty said...

Well done for using up the plastic mesh to bolster up your fencing!

Here's hoping your neighbours behave themselves!

Glad to know your kitties are very safe with you! Yay!

take care
x

Kea said...

Um, maybe a 10-foot high solid wall between you and the non-animal-loving neighbours?

We love Luna said...

You have worked hard, but the result is great.I hope people there are our kind of people, I mean love animals!
Happy weekend
Luna - We love Luna and mommy Léia

Sharon Wagner said...

Now on to the next job. Would you like to come and stain our fence perhaps?

Jacqueline said...

Smart way to solve a problem before it starts, very creative!...Sorry to hear the neighbors are not animal lovers=certainly their great loss...Happy weekend sweet friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Lucy the Cat said...

Sorry to read that the neighbors aren't animal people but great job on the fencing! I think that's super creative. The most important is that your kitties are all safe.

Sammy and Andy said...

Good job!!!!!!!!

There is really something wrong with people that don't love animals!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxxxxx

Ginger Jasper said...

Good job of recycling there. Sorry they are not animal lover.. Their loss for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

Great job on the fence! Sorry to hear your neighbors aren't animal lovers...

ABBY said...

EJ
Excellent!

Very smart and an great efficient way to solve a problem before it happened!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Very good proactivity and keeps the peace if the neighbours are...ahem...not quite whom you would choose as such.

Gattina said...

Excellent idea ! very creative !

Bonnie Bonsai said...

How experience can taught us about life knowing the foreboding ahead. Great idea!

Australia

Marg said...

We have the same problem here, not with leaves, well that too, but our neighbors hate cats. And my dumb cats go over there all the time but they run home when anyone comes outside.
Hope that Pebble gets all right. It is scary when they lose weight and you don't know why.
Have a great day.