Y'all know I love my cats.
But did you know that I love them so much that I would never ever in a million years let them outside?
It's scary out there! There are threats around every corner. Poisonous plants, and pesky fleas, and SKUNKS. And we all know how I feel about skunks.
Way to risky. Especially for a particularly risk-averse cat Mom. Not to mention once they get out, there's no stopping them. They'll want out all the time. There's no going back.
Hubby, on the other hand, has been bothering me for years - YEARS - to just let the damn kittens out already. Just in the yard. They'll be fine, he says. We'll monitor them. They'll keep us company. They'll love it. Look, they want out so badly! Ahhh, poor kitties. Yadda yadda.
Well, last weekend, after years of resistance, I gave in. Just for Patches. Patches is seasoned. She is trustworthy. She's calm, reasonable, and entirely disinterested in anything but grass and shade.
Tuxedo, by contrast, is neurotic and as stupid as sin.
So, after all my concern, I guess I'm glad I finally allowed this. Not only was Patches over the moon with pleasure... she was the cutest. friggin. thing. EVER. in the history of the world.
And yes, she paces and cries to go outside now. But whatever. I can live with that.