In direction to those of us who have indoor cats but let them out occasionally. If you really want to keep your cat safe keep it indoors. I wasnt the type of person who let mine out occasionally but it happened one time. My mom bought this cat last christmas. He was sweet and loving and loved to be under your feet. My sister named him Ralph. it was to be my sisters cat but she kept moving in and out of the house alot. so it became my moms. Well my brother had friends over and one of them left the door open. Ralph got out. I had just arrived at my mothers and saw ralph hunting for something in the high grass on the side of the road. instead of startling and calling him to me, i started walking his direction. and two seconds later a kid driving a car purpously slid to the side of the brush to hit him. The kid had the whole road, but swerved to hit my cat. For fun. Well it killed him almost instantaneously. I got the kids info and hes in trouble. But what about my moms cat? He never did anything to hurt that kid, he wasnt even remotely in the way of the kid driving. Your cat may want to be outdoors but its not a good idea. Even if your cat knows not to go into the rd that doesnt stop him or her from getting close enough to harms way. We live out in the country where almost everyone has barn cats. but if you dont have a barn cat please keep your beloved pet indoors. Even if your stepping outside for a second, double check that you closed the door good. cause they can slip right out under your feet and youll never notice. Greatfully a cat approached my mom yesterday resembling ralph except this cat is female and not longhaired. So we have replaced the image of the cat we once had. but we will never get that one of a kind personality back that ralph had. But maybe with hope this cat is pregnant and we can have a kitten (or a few) to bring us new memories of love and affection and remind of us ralph everyday. (this cats kinda big in the gut so we are wondering if its preg or has worms. will find out soon when we take her to the vet) I felt i should post this so folks from all over get the idea of just something bad that can happen. so please keep your cat indoors.
post #1 of 6
11/13/05 at 2:54pm