TBT: Where was my mind Saturday? The Mews were at the door to go into the safe backyard after lunch. So I just opened the door and out they went. Laz, Marley, Lori... I went to clean the dishes.
After a couple minutes, I had a "wait, WHAT?" moment! Sure enough, Lori was out on the deck. I went right out after her of course. She suspected I wanted her back in, so she kept scooting just out of reach. And I SURE didn't want her running down the stairs and into the yard.
She has been rushing at the deck door (and the front door when there was a delivery). She is fearless. And wants to explore more than just the house. But she is not ready. "Fearless" doesn't mean "experienced" or even "smart".
I got her of course. And brought her back inside. And gave her treats as a reward for not running too much. But wow, was THAT weird. I just wasn't thinking.
The contract says Lori has to be an indoors cat all her life. I will ignore that eventually, but she is SURE going to stay indoors until she is at least a year old. And given how strong she is growing, she will be safe outside (with Marley and Laz) and able to chase mousies next Summer.
But not until then...