My cats are outdoor cats...
...but my neighbors complain about them all the time. It breaks my heart that my cats can't roam -- they are no more trouble than other wildlife, but because they are cats, everyone gets upset.
I just can't keep them in -- I think it's cruel.
I've always had outdoor cats (who have all lived to be 18+) and they are just so much happier...that first day as older kittens, when you bring them into the grass for the first time? It's just magical, the change in their attitude. I want to consider the "invisible fence" idea, but my yard is SO small that I might as well keep them inside. Darn small yards in this city.
It wouldn't be so bad if only they would have a tree to climb! My heart is breaking over the decision. I don't want angry neighbors, but just don't know what else to do!! :(