Interesting pictures. We have several neighborhood cats sneaking into our yard in the dark. I can't believe they can get past our sleeping moose dog, but somehow they do.
I just lost my entire sunflower patch to some varmit. I am so upset. I babied them and was so happy to see them getting taller and taller. I know how you feel.
I don't get too upset with the "wild" creatures but it just gets my goat when we see a cat with a collar creating such havoc. Their owners are so inconsiderate! I would never let my dog roam the neighoborhood unattended and they shouldn't let their cats either.
I couldn't agree more with you about cats roaming free.