Just two days ago I informed you that Pierre had gone missing. I wish I could say that Pierre was the last kitty that ever went missing ever…but I can’t. It happens again, and again, and again. Today I must inform you that yet another of My fellow felines has gone missing. The Guardians found a single, bright orange poster announcing the disappearance of Skitty less than a block from our house.
With the arrival of warm temperatures and sunny weather, kitties are going to want to go outside and guardians are going to want to let them. There’s nothing wrong with letting kitty outside, but there is something wrong with letting him outside with nothing to safely contain him. If you don’t give kitty safe boundaries (an enclosed catio, a harness and leash, cat-proof fencing around your yard, etc.) then you are actively putting kitty in danger, and you are 100% responsible if kitty goes missing because of that.
Don’t treat your cats like they are disposable. Give them safe boundaries just as you would a young child. They need your guidance and protection just as badly.
So Sayeth Otis