We have three cats, six months and younger. Although they are predominately indoor cats, we've been taking them outdoors daily for fresh air and sunshine. Also, we hope they get familiar with the surroundings in case they 'escape' outside. Any thoughts about this? What is your experience, if you are a cat owner?
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Thanks Kristen-I like to give them outdoor time too, b/c they enjoy that.
Thanks for your response, Melissa. :)
Hi peeples. Some cats are more comfortable following their natural 'wild' side. All 3 of ours were strays we had fixed and adopted, but two relish being out.
Lots of folks keep their cats indoors for a variety of reasons. Others, like us, watch them outdoors, but it is time consuming.
Thanks for sharing your experience here. I agree that it is important. We take Tom out on a leash, but Raisin is the one who really loves it. They are all fixed and have had their shots. We watch them carefully when they're out.
Wow, it sounds like you live in quite a wilderness with coyotes around.The catio is a great idea. Thanks!
Hi, thanks for your comment. We stand guard with them outdoors, they never are allowed outside w/o us. And, one is on a harness attached to a leash. Thanks for your info, I like the enclosure idea.
Sorry to hear the kitty passed away. Twelve years is pretty good though, right?
I'm also sorry to hear of the death of your cat. I know how attached I've become to my three just in 6 months! Good points made here-thanks for rambling, I enjoyed reading what you had to contribute.
Agree-thanks for your comments.
Hi TK-thanks for sharing your experience. I have thought of the fact that we will NEVER be able to not give them that time outdoors now, ha ha. But, it is only logical to offer them sun and air like everything else.
Hi Linda-yes, read the response left by Theophanes, who offered much the same info. :) Happy Holidays to you.
People think BB guns are safe toy unless they shoot at a window. BB guns are not safe, they kill birds, and can even kill a cat. They can do harm to humans if they hit the right spot, like an eye!
True. The person I was referring to actually made the news. It is a felon, not a misdemeanor, to shoot a cat with those guns.
Hi aykianink. Tom, Raisin AND Taz-short for Tazmanian Devil, ha ha. Thanks for your comment. I hate that there is so much sickness spewing onto other living things. It's sad.