I had my cat for several months before this happened. One day I had family over, and most of them were outside on the porch. I was holding and loving on Marat, and thought I'd step outside with them for just a minute. I knew Marat wasn't interested in going outside, not that I would let him, but I didn't expect his reaction. He went wild, clawing me to get away, frantic. He was scared out of his mind for some reason. I held onto him somehow and my sister opened the door so I could get back in. Took hours to get him to calm down. A week or so later, my sister had pulled into the garage, with the door still open to the outside. The normally mellow Marat was in my arms again, and I cracked the door to the garage open to yell she had a phone call. Again, Marat came unglued. Anyone else have a cat so afraid of outdoors? I had no intention of making him anything other than an indoor kitty, but I still find it weird. Why would he be so terrified?
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7/22/05 at 8:21am