February 11, 2011
The Humane Society makes you promise that you will never let your cat outdoors. But Cindy was already an outdoor cat. We tried aversion therapy to dissuade her from wanting to go out. Every time she meowed at the door we would take a spray bottle and spritz her. This would stop her for about ten minutes, then she would start again, loudly and woefully yowling. For months we were chasing her around the house night, spraying her, often losing sleep through the night, which was her favourite time for this game. Finally we gave up and let her out.