Indoor to outdoor?
Stephen has returned to being her absolute hellion self. *sigh* It was 2 decent months after we moved, but now she's back to her "normal" behavior. She is absolutely destructive and even sometimes mean.
Rather than give her away (that's how frustrated we are with the situation) we want to come to a "compromise" that will please us and her. We are considering allowing her to become an outdoor cat. She loves the outdoors, and while we are aware that it can mean added risks for her, we feel that it might be in her best interest... and ours.
We'd like to make an informed decision on this. So if you have allowed your indoor cat to go outside, what precautions did you take?
I know she would need a break-away collar as opposed to her regular one. She would also need flea treatments during season. She needs her nails (which she has). That can't be it. What else?
Also, she has always been great about the litter box. Will she adapt to going outdoors? Should we provide her with a box outdoors (temporarily or permanently)??
((For those of you who don't know, Stephen is 6 years old. She has always been a butthead, but since some unfortunate living situations in college, she has become a hellion. The behavior has really escalated in the last year and a half. She has been given a clean bill of health. I'm not the type of person who says, well this pet isn't fun anymore... next. I want to make her happy, and I've tried everything I can think of.))