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A Little Fear is Okay
by: BK

There is no question in my mind that letting cats roam outdoors is good for the cat, if the environment isn't inappropriate. E.g., lots of car traffic, bad -- or alternately, if you live too far out in the wild, also potentially bad (due to foxes, cougars, coyotes).

Especially in America, people seem a little too willing to confine their cats to the house out of fear. I am willing to live with a little fear so my cats can enjoy life to the fullest. There is NO question that they love the hunting, exploring and sensory opportunities they get outdoors. The not-so-great indoors is deprivation in comparision.

My philosophy is that we are all only visiting here, whether cat, human or any other life form -- none of us get to stay. I care for my cats deeply, but I'm unwilling to sentence them to an unstimulating environment away from the sun and wind so I can feel more secure.

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Kee
by: Anonymous

Kee will probably live a lot loger with less battlescars if you keep him inside...
Just a thought...

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If Key is happy . . .
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi,

If Key is happy . . . that's the main thing! :0)

But you never know when he is going to be caught short when he is inside (during a rain storm perhaps,) and a litter box would be handy, most do not cost very much at all.

Thank you very much for sharing with us about Key.

Larry (Editor)

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the cat does not want to be shut in.
by: Jobaputra

Alright cats can get hurt if they go outdoors and fight and all kinds of things. So too can people.

I do know that cats are moody if shut in the house all the time it is just like people the same. The owner says the little cat is happy.

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