Trix our cat goes outside.
by Kelly S.
Trix goes outside pretty much when she wants to. We have never tried keeping her in the house and I doubt that we could.
She is not adventurous so mostly stays within our rambling garden area, nothing much to keep her from going off but she doesn't seem to want to do so, she knows that she will be fed here.
If we lived someplace else, where there are more critters or traffic, I don't know if it would be good to let her roam about. It is safe here.
Trix has had her visit to the veterinarian clinic so she is not going to get herself pregnant.
The Great Outdoors
Our Milo is an 8 yr old rescue cat and we knew he was an outdoor cat before we got him. There's just no way we could confine him indoors without him going bonkers! I do worry about him when he's out (mostly that he'll get run over) but I'd rather he had a shorter, exciting full life than a long, boring half-life.
Our sun loving outdoor cat.
by Sue D.
Our cat "Barnes" was not allowed out of the house until he was around two years old. In fact we did not intend to let the little terror out he managed to bolt out the back door one day. I was in a panic, he had run to the end of the back yard and was investigating all the new sights and smells. I thought that if was to make grab for him he would run and that would be the last we would ever see of our pet.
So there I stood watching for about five minuets. Suddenly it was if he became aware that I was there, he ran back down the yard towards me, stopped, and carried on his investigation. Eventually I opened the back door and stood just inside, and presto, Barnes slinked back inside.
I was relieved that our cat had not disappeared forever, but over the next week Barnes acted more restless than he had since he was a kitten. He spent a lot of time at the window too. So after a long talk about it with the family we decided to let him out when he wants to go.
There has not been one problem with it. Yes Barnes has been neutered so that may make a difference. He has been out of the yard a few times but mostly stays in it. He is never out long so we have not put in a pet door, he just scratches to let us know he wants in.
He does not want to go out there if the weather is the least bit cold, but when the sun is out so is he, he loves the heat alright.