Thursday, May 3, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reasons to Keep Cats Indoors

1. Cats are less likely to be hit by a car when crossing the living room than when crossing the street.

2. Their owners are less apt to have fleas, fungus, or rabies than free- roaming animals are.

3. Their owners are less likely to bite them than free-roaming animals are.

4. When it's ten o'clock at night, their owners will always know where they are.

5. They will never come home looking like something the cat dragged in.

6. It will be more difficult for people to steal them.

7. They will not get shot at as often.

8. They will not disappear as often.

9. Their owners will never have to bail them out of the local pound.

10. They sleep most of the time anyway.

11. Their owners will not have to go calling all over the neighborhood for them when it's time for dinner.

12. Their owners will not find as many dead, dying, or dismembered small animals on the doorstep.

13. They will live longer, happier lives, and so will their owners.

Phil Maggitti

9 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

We like to look out the windows and go out in our stroller (we're a little skeered if we go out on harnesses). We have plenty of things to do in the house and do not miss the outside one bit.

Our littermate, Junior, stayed outside and in the garage where we were born. A car accidently backed over him and he went to the Bridge when he was about 6 months old.

It's way safer in the house.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sadie and I stay in da howse (okay, Sadie steps out on da stoop okashunally) Zippy is either on her leesh or in da kitty run. Oliver proved to us dat staying in da howse is way safer. He not only gots broken (he's fixed up now) but he upset da lady dat hit him (she wuz crying) his mommy and our mom. So yes, staying in is better den going out.

Daisy said...

I agree with you! I am an indoor-only cat. Unless I am zipped into my stroller, or on my harness and leash. I think I would be too scairt to go outside alone, anyway.

daphne & chloe said...

we especially liked #7

not shot at "as often"

hee hee
:)

The Meezer Gang said...

Agreed!!! clapclapclap!!!

Caesar and Princess said...

We are indoor kitties and we love it.
These are 13 great reasons.
we see kitties around our neighborhood and it looks scary. we would not want to do that

Kimo & Sabi said...

Um...regarding #2 - cats get fungus? YUK! We knew there was a good reason to stay indoors!

Tara said...

I agree, great reasons to be an indoor kitty. Although I think I would love to go out on my own, I'm fine with going out in my harness.

Tara

Forty Paws said...

Oh this is a wonderful TT!!! Bow has a beebee in his back from when he was shot at eons ago. He was indoor/outdoor until Davy was killed. Maw learned her lesson with Davy.

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