I am dealing with a cat crying out loud to be let outside. I think that because I have had children and think of my cat as my child, I want to protect him from the feral cats outside. But the past two days, I have been sick and indoors- so he knows I am at home and he’s using this as an excuse to whine and ask for an outdoor treat.
I have had cats before and know that once let out, they loathe coming in. The outdoor cats are not so and constantly look for ways to come into the house- talk of the grass being greener on the other side.
Today I let Sunshine out for about 15 minutes- the worst 15 minutes of my 4 year life with him. He was hesitant at first and with baby steps, walked to the neighbour’s lot, where he potted and smelled the vegetables grown there. I left my door open, in case he wanted to come in on his own. But he didn’t.
After about 15 minutes, I went to look for him in my neighbour’s plot and found him looking lost among some cabbages they grow there. He allowed me to pick me up but spat at me- perhaps out of fear or because he didn’t want to be caught.
Now I am dealing with a cat, which is crying his heart out. Did I do wrong ?