Monday, November 8, 2010
NaBloPoMo Day 8
Lacey (the black long hair) was six months' old when I got her from the local humane society. She'd been a stray for the first part of her life, so she's been outdoors. She'd managed to survive despite being deaf, and I think a part of her misses the smells and sensations. She's the first to jump to an open window and start sniffing deeply.
My DH and I had a discussion today about when we get a house, letting the cats go outside. We had talked before about getting cat fencing. I think it's a safe way to allow the cats some outdoor exposure. I also saw a wire tunnel system set up so that the cat could go freely in and out of the house and through the garden. The cat's safe as is the local bird population. He argued the cats should be allowed to run around freely and then brought in at night.
I know cats that live indoors have longer, healthier lives. I don't want to have to worry about my cats getting run over by a car, attacked by another animal, or getting into something that is going to make them sick. Hmm... maybe it's time to start pricing that cat fencing.