Cats Are Perfect Indoor Pets

Animals that live outside are prone to many accidents and disasters. Cats in particular are annoying to neighbors and love to dig in gardens where the freshly dug soil attracts them. This might be your new flower or vegetable patch or even that of the next door house. If the beautiful kitten is friendly and willing it can be stolen by anyone who might like to take it home with them. The ultimate horror is running over it in your driveway or finding it dead on the road.

Indoor trained and controlled versions are much simpler to keep and will quickly adapt to their indoor environment, especially if they have the appropriate furniture, toys and amusement. Cats are companion animals and love to be with you as much as possible. That means sitting on laps, even shoulders, occupying chairs and even sharing beds with their owners.

The more they are treated as one of the family the less likely they are to dart outside should the occasion arise. Children make perfect companions for them and play can be fun and often tiring for both parties.

It is hard to break habits, however, and if a cat is used to roaming free and being part of the outside world then it might be almost impossible to train it to stay within the home. That makes many rescue animals difficult to rehouse.