Vashti, love reading your posts by the way, especially your journey to opticians. For me it was like a trip down memory lane, although not from that part of the world, I spent many happy days holidaying with cousins in Lisdoonvarna! I was born in Dublin but have not visited Ireland for over 40 years! Now on to the subject under discussion - I have a cat problem, not my cat as he died some 6 months or so ago! Well he was my son's cat (I am not a cat lover) before he married a wife who already had 2 cats. Said cat was very old so was relieved at his passing! However now I have a cat that regularly comes in and uses my small piece of grass as a toilet, the ugly stuff, just yesterday got the spade out and collected six little mounds, have tried chasing every cat I see away but this one is sneaky, just creeps in! My son bought some stuff to scatter round the grass but haven't done that yet as see little point. My friends at the hairdressers have mentioned a water pistol but I would have to stand guard at patio door waiting for said cat to arrive! Any suggestions? Is this not very unusual behaviour for a cat, don't they usually bury it?