I don't understand why people subject their "beloved" kitties to the dangers they will encounter outdoors. If you can't deal with the litter box then don't have a cat. Any other reason for allowing them to go out just doesn't make any sense. They don't "long" for freedom. Sure, they like to watch what is going on outdoors but they can do that thru a window. They don't have to be involved.
I have 5 cats that were brought into my home as ferals. They experienced "outdoors" and now the only way I could get them to go outside is to pick them up and put them out there. They are quite content in the safety that my home offers them. That's what they want more than anything. To be safe and to be loved.
If you let your cat outside, it is no longer safe. How many cases have showed up here at IMOM where a cat has been injured or maimed because it was an indoor/outdoor cat?
IMO, to love your cat means to keep it inside where it will be safe.
Thanks for listening.
Edited by Lynette, 11 December 2011 - 09:11 PM.