thing followed the next, as I learned the hard realities of life out of doors. Believe me, it was a challenge to survive from day to day! Other cats weren't always glad to see me, hunger gripped my body, nights were cold. And there were dogs, always dogs, chasing me and hollering at me whenever I came too close to human homes. But I learned to cope with all these situations and more. I became a good fighter, in order to defend myself. I learned how to hide. I became a very fast runner â€” and I learned to hunt. Don't ever leave home, kids! Most cats put out of doors weren't as lucky as I. Things can happen out there which aren't very nice.
"But, in all honesty, I must say there were joys as well. I met a number of wonderful lady cats. I fell in love! I made friends with some guy cats too, which comes in handy when you're living outside. You must learn to respect their territories; and I learned, the hard way. Anyhow â€” I spent many long and pleasant hours basking in the sun and soaking up the wonderful sights, smells and sounds of nature. The years went by and my travels continued apace. But, my little friends, I'm tired just now and I must sleep for a while. Please excuse me."