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Left cat outside in the cold

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thehillshaveyes Mon 29-Feb-16 09:54:28

Am I the worst cat owner ever? This morning dd woke up at 5am for a bottle so I let the cat out at the same time. In my half asleep state I took dd back to bed and went back to sleep myself, completely forgetting she was still outside. We have a cat flap but she doesn't like using it. She was crying to come inside and sounded really distressed sad I feel awful!

thehillshaveyes Mon 29-Feb-16 09:55:01

She was outside for 4 hours blush

cozietoesie Mon 29-Feb-16 10:03:40

Is she young and healthy? If so, she should be fine - although you'll get it in the neck for not attending to her.

You might be forgiven by lunchtime I reckon. smile

cozietoesie Mon 29-Feb-16 10:05:59

And it might encourage her to use the cat flap more. Lazy thing.grin

thehillshaveyes Mon 29-Feb-16 10:07:27

Yeah she's young and in good health. She's currently giving me the look of disgust whilst sitting on my lap for warmth grin poor girl.

gamerchick Mon 29-Feb-16 10:07:37

Ah she'll be alright. They're hard as nails those things.

cozietoesie Mon 29-Feb-16 10:13:02

Oh she'll milk it right enough. Cats are awarded Masters degrees in manipulation almost at birth! grin

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:29:53

Are you forgiven yet?.

Ours goes out about 2 minutes before dh gets home in the winter and does the "thank god your home, she's locked me out and I've been out for hours" routine when he pulls up.

Then I get dh telling me off because the cats freezing out there hmm

Oldraver Mon 29-Feb-16 21:16:04

I was going to ask if you had been forgiven yet

Savagebeauty Mon 29-Feb-16 21:17:28

Mine often stayed out all night even in winter. She had lots of dense bushes to go under.

thehillshaveyes Mon 29-Feb-16 21:39:44

I think I'm forgiven. She's had some tuna for dinner and extra dreamies throughout the day so this morning is a distant memory grin

She's not been out since though, I think she's worried I'll not let her back in!

cozietoesie Mon 29-Feb-16 21:57:41

*thehills
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She has a cat flap! Which I assume she knows how to use - even though she may not like it as much as your attention.

What are you doing letting her in and out?? grin

thehillshaveyes Mon 29-Feb-16 22:05:26

She does know how to use it but I'm too soft and always end up being her doorwoman grin

StillMedusa Mon 29-Feb-16 23:59:41

I try to keep mine in at night but some nights they are still roaming when I do a last call before bed... and in the morning I have pissed off faces pressed to the patio doors grin

They survive..they are furry! And in the day if they go out after breakfast then they are out til I get home around 4pm... I have never felt guilty; it's their choice to go out. One of mine actually likes rain and asks to go out..weirdo cat! Then again she also likes hunting frogs which may have something to do with it!

MyKingdomForBrie Tue 01-Mar-16 00:01:16

If she was that cold she would have come back in!!! Silly sod.

UmbongoUnchained Tue 01-Mar-16 00:02:21

Our always get chucked out at night!

cozietoesie Tue 01-Mar-16 09:42:20

I have them in for safety reasons, Umbongo. I always did in any case - the local joyriders etc - but watching a group of young and hungry foxes dispose of something that I'm certain was a cat in the street below me one night underlined my thoughts. (We have a large urban fox population round here.)

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