I've taken in a stray kitten that had been making frequent trips to my back porch and have had her for about three weeks now. The first few nights had been alright, but now she's meowing day in and day out to be taken back outdoors. It's possible that she was an outdoor cat that I mistook for a stray, but she wasn't wearing a collar :/ A few days ago I let her outside because I felt guilty keeping her confined, and she came back 6 hours later in a very loving mood. My father refuses to let her be an outdoor cat, though, and tells me that when she gets her distemperment shot she won't want outside as badly as she does now. She wakes me up at odd hours in the morning, scratching at my bedroom door and meowing to be let out. I feel really bad keeping her cooped up, but the stress and possibility that she might not come back to me or that a wild animal might get her (we live in the woods) is really painful for me to bear. What should I do?
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12/18/06 at 4:29am