Cookie was at the vets with a nasty head wound earlier this week, and we might have just discovered why. My neighbour, who breeds cats, saw him systematically spraying in the front gardens around the corner from us. Even neutered cats can spray for territorial reasons and if a new cat has been on the scene, he may have felt that he needed to assert his dominance. Unfortunately the intruder wasn’t deterred and poor Cookie got badly beaten up. I am now seriously thinking of making a larger pen cat-proof so that I have somewhere safe for my cats to go during the day. They might not appreciate it, but they will be safer.