Mine were Indoor cats for the first 5 years of their life, Ideally I would have preferred that they could go outside, but if I hadn't taken them in at 3 weeks they would probably have died. When they were 5 I moved to somewhere where they could go outside. One of them turned into an absolute rake, the other preferred being indoors. Catching local wildlife including rabbits, bats , mice and birds eventually turned into a novelty and they rarely ventured outside. They now live quite happily indoors, they have plenty of toys and things to play with, so they do not lack stimulation or exercise. I also think that you see a side to their personalities that you would not see if they were outside more often. They are certainly more affectionate and interactive with their human lodgers then previous cats I have owned that could go outside.
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9/25/06 at 10:02am