Actually, our cat couldn't be more perfect for us. I'm allergic to cats! So, really, an outdoor cat is the only kind of cat that we could have. I feel bad when the weather is too cold, or too hot, and I want to protect her, but she will have none of it. She's used to the life that she's made for herself, and we've given her a good home for the kind of kitty that she is.
And that's really all there is to say about that. Except that if I get up in the middle of the night and turn the lights on...she's right there at my bedroom door. And if I don't go outside to chat, or to feed her -- which I don't when it's the middle of the night -- she will scratch on the door frame until all the lights are off again.
She's hilarious. And it's part of the reason that we love her.