Did you know that an indoor cat can live three or more times longer than an outdoor cat? It's true!
Veterinarians say those kept inside are also usually happier and almost always healthier than those who are not.
But there ARE cats that are made for the outdoors. That's right, made, rather than born. Those are the ones you'll want to have ‘living’ on your lawn, in your garden or on your patio.
Our healthy, happy, and very spoiled furbaby lives inside, but he does get outside time - under closely controlled conditions, of course. And we expect to have the pleasure of his very special company for many years to come.
We've learned a lot over the years about the proper way to pet and play with him, what he is saying to us with his body language, and more. And, lucky for everyone, a cat behaviorist has boiled a lot of this essential knowledge down into short instructional videos, some of which I've inserted on this page.
So, read on to see some of the reasons many pet owners are adamant about keeping their real kitties inside, and browse some hand-picked examples of yard cats that are made for full time outdoor exposure.
Image: Author's personal photo