Since letting the boys out on the porch (supervised) a few times during the summer, Olli has been more and more insistent about wanting to be outside. In the last few weeks I have experimented with letting him out alone. I could never trust Milo, he’s too adventurous. I can barely trust him when I’m there keeping an eye on him. But Olli is a lazy homebody and he’s super afraid of strangers. (Stranger Danger!) So, I took a chance and let him spend 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, outside alone, while I kept tabs on him through the window when possible. It’s been wildly successful.
Now, he cries and paws at the porch door to be let out. The little monster.
Usually he spends his time on the ground, up at the railing looking out at passersby, birds, bugs, what-have-you. But just yesterday he started settling down for naps in our camping chairs in the back of the porch.
Milo gets a little twitterpated when he’s not allowed out as well. When I can, I go out to sit and read so Milo can have a little time outside too.
Today’s group session outside looked a little like this…
Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously.
~ Louis J. Camuti
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- The Call of the Great Outdoors (badcatchris.com)
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