She really likes to go outside, but I can't imagine just letting her out, and when we go sit on the porch with her, she's down the steps, under the car -- it just doesn't feel safe to me, that she could dart out if a car is coming down the street. So . . . we're trying the harness route.
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Doesn't she look spiffy? She didn't protest too much, when we first put it on, just rolled on the ground a little to see if it would come off. Now we're taking her out a couple of times a day on a long leash, letting her explore for 15 minutes or so, and she seems to be doing fine with it. A little cautious, but that could be the strange environment, too. When we come in, I immediately give her a spoonful of canned cat food, which she loves and which we're saving for treats at this point. When she's finished with the cat food, she goes right over to the door and cries to go out again. Here she is exploring an empty box.
I think she's going to like it, eventually. I also got a book on clicker training for cats, which we're going to try, because going the spray bottle route to keep her off the tables doesn't seem to be working. She waits until I walk over and pick up the spray bottle, then she jumps down before I can use it. There must be a better way.
Any tips on cat raising, much appreciated. My Loved One, who has a very laid-back attitude toward cat raising, is very dubious about any of this working, but we'll see.