My wife and I lost are first cat(pepper) in 1991. She was 12 and died of FIP which is a terrible disease. She was and indoor, outdoor cat and I was the one always looking for her at nights.
Our second cat who just died on Dec. 23rd. was mitsie. She was also and indoor,outdoor cat(but mostly oudoord). She loved to chase birds, squirrels, and her favorite was catching chipmunks but not killing them. Just loved to play with them and eventually she would let them go. My question is I'm almost 62 and I worry about our animals if I can't get them in the morniing before I go to work, or when there young and don't want to come inside at night and I'm outside at two in the morning looking for them. It just seems that a cat should have the right to go outside, but I have alot of friends who don't let there cats out at all and they seem perfectly ok inside. Whats you take on this? I really would hate to go through the stress of having to look for a new kitten at night, but also feel guilty about having to keep them inside all theit lives.