Adopted an Indoor Cat
Previously we had a cat in the family for 17 years who lived both indoors and out, passed of natural causes.
I had thought long and hard about getting a rescue cat, but as i live at a busy junction, i either wanted a kitten who could grow up indoors or an adult cat that had never been outdoors. That way i wouldn't have felt like i was being cruel.
Low and behold Cats Protection in my area had a 4 year old indoor cat called Gizmo who had never been out, and had come from a family with young children so was very timid and nervous of human approaches. Unfortunately the previous owner had financially struggled too, and she was underfed.
I was happy to adopt her without even seeing a picture, as all that mattered was giving a cat a good home and plenty of love. Fast forward to now, and wee Gizmo is happy as can be. All the food she desires, plenty of toys, a huge bed and lots of interaction. I know that indoors she will have no dangers from other predators or vehicles, and is absolutely pampered beyond belief. One of the best things ever to happen to me.
I do think it's unwise to suddenly keep a cat indoors if they are used to being outside, but for a cat who has never known any different i don't think it's ever an issue.
All that matters is the quality of life they have with you,indoors or out. I wouldn't have an outdoor cat unless i lived in a rural location ,but that's just my personal choice.
My lost cat, I'll always love you.......
by Ashika Singh
(Durban, South Africa)
My cat has being missing for the past 3 weeks.His name was Fluffy, and i miss him a lot. He was an outdoor cat. Since he was a male, he had to leave, male cats have to find new places to live in.
I have Know come to a point where i am about to give up on him. Some people think its wrong to give up on a cat that is missing for only 3 weeks. But if my cat returns, i will still keep him. Its really hard to give up on a precious cat like him, i really do regret this. I love him and i always will till the day i die.
I'm thinking of getting a new cat, but no cat or animal will ever replace him.And to people who are reading this, if you have lost a cat or any animal for this matter, you'll know the pain i'm going through and i'm only 12.
I LOVE YOU FLUFFY, YOU ARE MY PRECIOUS ANGEL...........