And ever since, he wants back out. He's a rescue cat who has been inside since he was about 4 months old and has enjoyed all the benefits of it - including shots, heart worming, flea control, excellent food and kitty friends.
Since I moved - he's missed his longtime friend - who is now an outdoors cat (yeah - thanks old roommate) who has had a litter of kittens, not sure if any or some survived the raccoon infested city area.
Thought about bringing in his long time friend, but she never liked, and actually hated my kitten - treated her very badly -enough so that I had to tear them apart - with my little girl wandering off crying and the other female (in heat or not) just sitting there glaring at the path my kitten left at --- and then slinking down after my kitten again.
not gonna happen.
My dilemma is - what to do with my big red cat.
Since his escape - and his "capture" where he ran by my open door - where I was sitting for 3 hours till 5 am and he ran by all freaked out and ran in the house and I thought "LIFE WAS GOOD AGAIN" has not turned out like that.
He wanders around from window to window, scratches non-stop at the back door to get out and constantly - in a small kitten voice moan to the outside. He's downright aggrivating.
And he's not treating my kitten the same. She wants to play - he ends up smacking her good and hissing. And of course - she's a kitten so she comes back for more.
He is neutered. And he has lived with her since she was born.
I'm quite getting tired of the nonstop crying at the windows and scratching at the doors by him - not to mention being rather abrupt with my kitten.
He wants to be outside, yet I live in the city - not good. Plus I have eradicated fleas from them - from ex-roommates house and do NOT want to deal with inside fleas again and have to keep putting the poison on their skin so's the fleas bite and die.
Oh yeah - and he's a traumatized kitty - identifies with me only - although he did identify and be lucidly friendly with a guest this past weekend - otherwise than that - any people in the apt - he hides.
Anyone ever deal with this kinda situation. He wants out. But I do not want an indoor/outdoor cat.
It's been nearly 2 weeks, but he's picking up on "hue" and loudness. He's a great cat and has done nothing wrong - unless you call a "taste of freedom" being wrong.