I believe these cats live in our yard, then at night, they visit our patio to sleep.
This is fine, they need shelter from the Cabo elements (???), or whatever. But the thing is, they’re sleeping on my chair cushions and leaving shrapnel (dirt, pieces of sticks, mud… everything the Three Little Pigs would need to fashion their varying homes) all over.
HOW do I get these cats to STAY OFF OF MY CUSHIONS?! I’m serious. What do I do?
I don’t clean the cushions so that they can dirty them the next day.
And truth be told, I’m a little afraid of these cats. They, like birds, appear to be twitchy and explosive. They’re Latin cats.
I’ve tried a, “Keep off!” sign, but I don’t think these cats are English-speakers.
Note: The cats are good to have around; they eat rodents. I get it.
Second Note: I’d like to find a solution for getting the cats to stay off my furniture every night; I do not want to physically harm them.
So, what do I do?