What can be done with a boy named Damon?
What can you do when:
- every curtain rod is bent from “walking tightrope”
- window blinds have crashed to the floor
- racing room to room clears every surface
- anything hanging down is for peeing on, including clothing tossed over a chair
- kitchen rugs are “slip and slides”
- pocketbooks are for hide and seek and treasure hunts
- cabinets are for exploring
- potted plants are for digging
My Damon is, probably, a perfect example if a completely indoor cat.
Regardless of the many stimulants he has and that I, probably, carry him around with me a total of 3 hours a day just to give him one-on-one attention, it isn’t enough.
Cats need to have outdoor time. But, it’s just too scary here sometimes.
It breaks my heart.
Thanks Dee for this poignant little post. It is complicated. Naturally cats should be outside but outside can be too dangerous. The eternal dilemma. What has happened is that the world has become more dangerous outside for the domestic cat and will become more dangerous in the future because man made hazards are increasing. So, people are undermining the initial success of the domestication of the cat. That is what I think.
Of course it depends on where people live. Many places are still relatively safe outside for the domestic cat.