Sometimes this forum scares me. I manage a feral cat colony (heartbreaking but rewarding) but my experience is more towards the wild, not the domestic cat. By nature, I am a dog person, but have always had an out door cat or two. Lat year, I brought my cats in and it was a very easy transition. One of the cats died a few months ago, and we added a second cat. I could leave the door wide open and neither cat wodul make a dash for the out doors. Basically I have only had "indoor cats" for 6 months now. They are not declawed, do not scratch on the furniture, they use the litter box and I only have on inside and one on the porch. They love the dogs, each other and seem to like the humans ok. I am blessed, as other than the fact my husband is very allergic and really does not love the cats, I do not have any problems. Is this unusual to have such a harmonious animal pack? I am ready and willing to deal with age issues and failing health, but it seems everyone on this board has problems. Is it possible to have cats and just everyone get along and actually live a long healthy life with out all the problems? Just curious. I wish more people woukd mix this forum up woth some happy cat stories too.
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6/28/09 at 9:34am