My cats, indoors

March 25, 2011

in Cat blogging

We've had Sophie since she was a kitten. She's never been allowed outdoors, and shows absolutely no interest in going out. Maybe because there are fewer gullible humans to cuddle with than inside our house.

Juniper was a stray we got as an adult, and has been harder to keep away from the doors. We have a boatload of toys for her, so we're all well entertained. She finally gets the point she can't go out; we're still working on the concept of window screens.

I’ve banged this drum before, but please — keep your cats indoors. The Wildlife Society has made the articles regarding the threats posed by (and to) outdoor cats from their current issue of the Wildlife Professional open access. Take a look.

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biobabbler April 24, 2011 at 12:45 am

Funny. First time to your site and it’s on a topic I’m VERY into. Conservation biologist with 2 cats who are indoors, thank you very much. =) It’s amazing to me how people who are wildlife biologists can have indoor/outdoor cats. Really? Millions of lizards, birds, bugs, mice, every year. GREAT to hear you advocate this approach to kitty happiness and health and long life.

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