Originally Posted by Epona
In the UK it's about 9-10% of cats that have a pedigree. That figure roughly corresponds with the number of cats kept as indoor-only.
But this is not necessary equivalent with the pedigrees are almost always indoor only, and the "common" domestics are almost always allowed to go outside.
Opposite. When I read the Brits tell about their cats, Im fascinated it is so common they let their purebreds go outside....
Not to mention something VERY british, I think: The advice I found if the cat isnt not friendly with the husband.
a) let the husband give the food (surely a good advice)
b) let the husband sit nearest the fire.
The cat usually wanting to lie nearest the fire, willy-nilly comes to the husband and lies on his lap....
In Sweden it is completely unthinkable to let the cat be somewhere near open fire... Candles?? Perhaps, but never alone...
Suddenly, I understand the Stronghold/Revolution manufactures recomendation, not to let the cat be near open fire at least half an hour after getting the Stronghold/Revolution drops on its neck (stronhold is flammable).