Kitty-Rare-us runs the house. We have to scotties & she is the only cat. She loves the dogs & at times thinks she may be one to. The dogs are very good with her. They will even sleep togehter. We live in the city of Portland, in a rather quiet area. No noise or smell that I know of, she has her own bed that she seems to enjoy. And her own tree in the back yard. I wanted a indoor cat but my husband thought she needs the outdoors as well. Most of the time she comes when called even outdoors, I have never known her to wonder off from the yard. And yes we play with her. She has toys, even paper bags, & things to chase. Her bite draws blood as well as her scratchs. We can hardley ever pick her up for fear, of the hissss, bite, scratch. She will come to you but its hard for us to come to her. She will come a nite when I am on the computer & want to lay across my chest, then out of no where she will start. I tell her NO, some times it works & most often I get nailed. So when she comes to me for chest time, I turn my back on her so she can't craw on me. And another thing she never purrs. When she was younger she did. I am in Scottish Terrier Rescue, I know lots about dogs, but not as much with cats, other then we always had cats at home as a girl growing up. She also has one other odd habit, that I have not broke as of yet, she crys for you to be with her when she eats. So we will sit with her talking to her, & at this time & only at this tiem will she let you pet her. She acts almost wild at times. But how could she be I raised her from 6 weeks. Thank you for your info.