Because we leave food out for the foxes each night there is the drawback that it attracts the slugs.
I don't mind too much as I only plant things that they and snails do not like and they are never anywhere to be seen during the day.
The cats don't go out much during the day but every evening they usually go out just into the garden to sniff the air and often have a drink out of the full watering can (not sure why, it must taste better than the water in the indoor bowls. lol)
They are usually all in by the time we go out into the kitchen to feed them around 11 o'clock.
The other night I was still at the front of the house and Tom was in the kitchen. He called me urgently to come out as Princess had just come in the worse for wear.
I have mentioned before about the Ginger and white cat who has recently moved into the neighbourhood.
We can only think that she had had a tussle with this cat and rolled on her side on the paving.
Unfortunately it had lots of slugs on it and they had stuck to the her side along with slug slime.
She was in such a mess.
We had to stand her on the kitchen table and wash and wash with warm water to try to get the slime off of her fur as it was starting to go hard.
This was accompanied by lots of squeaks and meows but it had to be done.
When we had finally got most of it off she was dried with a towel and the worst bit had to be cut out.
So she now has a bit of a bare patch, lol
It took a couple more days gently cutting bits out from around her neck that were hard but she's all clear now.
So now there's a dilemma as to how to feed the foxes without feeding the slugs.
I think I shall put it on the top of the wall and hope the Ginger cat stays away.
Never a dull moment with these cats but wouldn't be without them.