Mudcat Café message #3909780 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #3909780
Posted By: Charmion
06-Mar-18 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Our old tomcat, Bill, was quite capable of clawing his way through a steel-clad door, but he preferred chemical warfare -- if not released quickly enough, he would piss on the door and the adjacent baseboard, and then move on to the bottom shelves of the nearest bookcases and anything else he could find that would be difficult to wash. We did not worry about Bill on the street as he had lived rough through an entire Ottawa winter, but, like all our indoor-outdoor cats, he learned to come in when I called him. I always ensured that all cats were in the house before going to work in the morning and before going to bed at night.

The current incumbents are the first cats we have ever had who were raised from kittenhood without ever going outdoors. I confess it's much less stressful for us; we never have to worry about one of ours getting a face full of claws, or committing an offence in a neighbour's garden, or disappearing under the wheels of a madly driven SUV.