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Am I too precious about my cat?

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ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 23-Nov-15 11:38:12

She has a curfew, a heated cat bed, is allowed anywhere in the house, I get a bit twitchy about her leaving our back garden and don't allow her out much in winter. Also she is absolutely not allowed out the front much because of the road and I will fetch her in if I find her out there.

My DP thinks I've made her a bit neurotic and that I'm too protective. She doesn't seem bothered by her restrictions but that's because she knows the rules I think grin

This is a normal way to be with a cat though, right?

hiddenhome2 Mon 23-Nov-15 16:25:14

Cats are precious fur babies who must be protected at all costs. Nothing is too much or too ridiculous when it comes to their safety, wellbeing and comfort smile

GastonsChestHair Mon 23-Nov-15 16:27:39

Everything you've just said is why my babies cats don't go out. Ever grin

Arfarfanarf Mon 23-Nov-15 16:29:35

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Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Nov-15 16:36:44

It's totally normal behaviour.

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 23-Nov-15 19:26:39

Yes see. I'm right. DP once told me to look at all the neighbourhood cats just meandering around outside on the road. Then look at my cat who I'd just fetched in from the back garden because it was a bit windy blush

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Nov-15 19:45:20

He seems a bit over interested in all of this. Is he sure it's not him who's precious.

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 23-Nov-15 19:56:35

I think he was feeling the burn from the "two week shun" period that my cat does. She ignores him completely for two weeks then ignores me. I think she likes to keep us on our toes.

wevecomeonholidaybymistake Mon 23-Nov-15 20:35:38

Not precious at all.

Dkitten is not allowed out anywhere near dark. He only goes out if I'm in, I won't leave him out when I'm at work. He sleeps on me and I adore him.

We had our old cat pts earlier this year and I can't bear to have the same heartache again, so I'll continue to be careful with him, regardless of what DH says.

Alfieisnoisy Mon 23-Nov-15 20:42:04

I have three cats, they all have a curfew...are not allowed out after dark etc. I am also very grateful that they don't leave the back garden. I don't allow them out the front either.

No you're not precious, just careful with your babies.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Mon 23-Nov-15 20:57:54

I don't think you're precious but I am intrigued as to how the cat knows when it's curfew time is?!

PolterGoose Mon 23-Nov-15 21:00:41

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PolterGoose Mon 23-Nov-15 21:01:28

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ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 23-Nov-15 21:05:08

She knows because if she doesn't come in, I go get her. Tbh, she is never far but she knows now not to bother asking to go out after 9pm.

pilates Wed 25-Nov-15 16:18:51

No, you sound like me smile. Mine only goes out when I'm at home. I don't like her going out in the rain and after dark. She sleeps on my bed of a night.

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