We've had Soloman for a little under a year now, he is indoor only neutered male. He was an indoor only kitty at his first home. He then went to a temporary home (2 months) before we got him. They let him out at night because he would yowl all night and they didn't know what else to do. Ever since we've had him he has tried to escape outside when we open the front or back door. It's been nice out for the past month or so and I am at my wits end with him running out the door. It doesn't help that I have children who play outside and run in and out all day now that school is out. He is making me even more frustrated because now when you approach him after he is out he has started to trot away !! He obviously likes to be out but I want him indoor only. I don't want to be unhappy with my kids for coming in and out but thats what it turning into because I know Soloman is just waiting for them to open the door to make his escape. I've tried everything I know to stop him from doing this: waiting by the door to tell him no and putting him back inside, squirting his rump with water as he exits the door. Please help me keep sane this summer with two children who want to run in and out and one sneaky cat who would rather be chasing bugs outside!!!
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6/4/03 at 2:10pm