A reader mentioned that it’s about time to let Boots out . . that he should know where “home” is now. We live very near a road with quite a bit of traffic and there’s no way I’d let him out here. I do struggle with whether it’s “fair” to keep a cat inside all the time. In Texas, when he showed up as a small kitten, we figured he would last long in the woods out there. Some days I wondered how long I was going to last out there! 🙂
He’s never been out much since we got him. In the sewing room, a few times he thought he wanted out and if I was going to be outside, I’d let him out, and a few times he ran out on his own. He’d take about 6 steps beyond the sewing room and turn and run back in there.
He went out that one time here and did the same thing. Late at night when I take Rita out, there’s better light if I go out the front door so I make sure Boots is way back and I cautiously go out. He sits way back and never seems to want any part of going outside.
I’m sure that’s just learned behavior but he seem happy inside o all I can do is hope we’re doing the right thing to keep him safe.
He has not yet been microchipped. With Covid raging, I’m not willing to go anywhere and having him microchipped would meant a trip to the vet. Both of them need their nails trimmed so . . sooner or later I’m going to have to make a run to the vet . . two I guess because I can’t handle them both together.