A few photos of our cat, Luxie, enjoying the spring time weather with windows wide open!
Luxie is our first cat to be a completely indoor cat. We've had cats for over 20 years, so this is something completely new to us. All of our other cats have been indoor/outdoor. They come and go at will, though we do make every effort to get them to come inside at night. I typically go out after dinner and try and wrangle the cats to come back inside. In the winter, they come in on their own, but as the weather warms up, they don't want to come in. They remind me of children wanting to stay outside and play. I'm pretty good at getting them in, they've probably stayed out all night a handful of times.
But after Luxie had such a traumatic arrival, we made the decision to keep her as indoor cat. On the one hand, it is so much easier, not having to worry about her outside, but I also worry that she gets bored. I work from home mostly, so I try and play with her every time I take a break. I know there are people that go to work all day and their cats are fine, but still I feel a little guilty.
I try to open the windows whenever I can on these cool spring mornings. She loves to sit and look out. I've also started taking her out on the screened in back porch for a few minutes in the afternoon, with the cat flap blocked. She seems to enjoy the porch time, but she is kind of skittish and is ready to go back in as soon as I stand up. I originally thought that I might try to train her on a leash, but the couple times that I tried to put a harness on her did not go well at all!
As for me, I am still super busy with prom photos, but I did manage to remember to get an artsy photo today!
I used the Topaz Labs Simplify plugin for her artsy edit.