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One of the most difficult things about raising my current pair of cats is that I don't let them outside. I've had dozens of cats in the past, but this is the first time I'm not letting them outside. It's as simple as this: I don't know how I'd be able to handle them getting smashed by a car on the busy street just outside my front door. I've lost at least two cats that way. I don't know how I would handle that again.
So I keep him locked up inside, no matter how much he wants outside.
And a significant amount of our day is spent making up for that lack of freedom.