My cat won't go outdoors!
My cat was a stray and because she was so scared we kept her indoors for 4 months before we tried to let her outdoors, however I stopped trying when she became very aggressive. She is a year and a half old and is a very scared cat and runs away when we just move about the house or when a new person visits. She has become a very loving cat and although she sometimes tries to bite when approached or whilst I'm petting her, she is a wonderful lap cat and will stay on my lap for ages to be petted or just to sleep. We have had her for 7 months and I have tried again to gradually take her outdoors into our garden everyday but she gets angry and scared and tries to run back into the house. She does pee and poo outside but then runs back to the door and cries to go back in. I've been gentle and stroked her and talked to her but when I put her down on the ground, she growls at me and runs away. She can be very irritating as she gets bored at home and runs around for attention, but she won't go outside. We do play with her but I believe she would be happier if she went outdoors as she would get more stimulation. Has anyone got any suggestions?