I find the tolerance shown towards cat-owners amazing. If I had a dog and allowed it to leap over into next door's garden in order to dig holes, defecate and kill wildlife, I would be thought anti-social. If I had a child who was let loose to trash the same garden, I would be considered ripe for the attentions of the social services. Yet cat-owners escape such censure, possibly because they tend to be "nice" middle-class sorts living in the suburbs, where others don't like to make a fuss.
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