Blueviolet, I don't want to go too OT but in answer to your concerns about keeping cats indoors, they aren't desperate to get out if they are kept in from the time they're kittens. I can see how adopting an older cat who's used to being out might be a problem, but I had many cats growing up. The ones who were always raised indoors are very happy. In fact, I remember once when we left the door open and one came creeping outside, looked at the big wide world, and tore back in the house! It was too scary out there! :LOL Seriously, cats that are raised in the house are so much better off. In the last month, there have been two cats hit by cars down the street; my neighbor's cat came home with fight wounds (which abcessed and cost $150 to treat)... and like I said, it's only a matter of time before one of their cats will be killed by my dogs. Cats don't care about fences, and leash laws will have no bearing when it happens in my fenced yard. It will be my neighbors' fault, because I begged them the day they brought those kittens home not to let them roam.
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8/2/04 at 2:19pm