Newb needs some advice please - cat wants outside
Hello and thank you.
I am a senior male and am a first time cat owner. I'll ask my question first, and then tell you about my cat in case that helps.
In the last couple of days my "new" cat has started for the first time to want to go outside. Until now she's been afraid of the door and the outside. I'm afraid she will get lost because she rode to the house in the car and has never been out there.
She has a microchip and I bought her a cat-safe collar and a metal tag with her name and my phone number. She has definitely taken ownership of her food, water, litter box and bed.
Will she get lost? I'm having to shoo her back away from the door when I come into the house.
She's about 2 years old according to the shelter and I've had her for about 2 months. She timid but sweet, has gotten attached to me, but many things frighten her. It's only recently that she's stopped flinching when I reach out to pet her, and only recently has she begun to hop into my lap and at that she stays only a minute or so.
She hides if I have company and only recently stopped hiding to take her naps. Right now she has jumped up onto my desk and is trying to take a nap on my keyboard, LOL.
I live alone in a nice home and neighborhood and she has no other animals or people to worry her. The neighbors are nice and their animals are well behaved, but they have them.
Please, what should I do about her wanting to go outside in a residential subdivision?
Last edited by marie73; 03-22-2015 at 09:12 PM.