My little buddy Hobbs was a stray when I took him in. He was about 6 months old by my estimation. When I bought a new house, and thinking that I wanted him to still enjoy the outdoors, I put up a 6 foot privacy fence, thinking that would be high enough to keep this little squirt inside my backyard. WRONG!!! Even without his front claws, he now jumps right to the top of that fence, and when I see him balancing on the top of the fence, and he looks back at me, he jumps over and just sits in the high grass waiting for me. Why on earth does this cat feel the need to jump that fence?????? He has a huge backyard to explore! Now he can't be left out back by himself anymore because I dont want to lose him. But its frustrating. Is it just that he was once wild, and cant help himself from trying to be on his own again? This cat gets spoiled to death; and he doesnt even know how tough it would be for him out there by himself. Is there anyway to stop him from wanting to do this????
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5/23/06 at 9:40am