Some cats just aren’t meant to be indoors. This is Talullah who came in to us as a stray and we soon found out why! She was stressed by life inside and was very difficult to handle. Even in a house-sized environment she was tempoeramental – watch those claws! There was no chance of re-homing her and all we want is for her to be happy. Would a life with complete freedom be the answer? We gave Tallulah enough time to get used to us and to her surroundings and then opened the door. We are quite safe and away from traffic so there was no chance of her getting knocked down. She could come back for a feed or go into the barn, where there is always a supply of biscuits, whenever she liked.
The wide open spaces beckoned and she was off straight away – would she come back though? The first couple of days were tense and we didn’t see anything of her. Yesterday she turned up, purring and happy – a diferent cat in fact. She wanted a fuss (instead of to attack!) and enjoyed a meal and followed us round while we checked the horses. She looks very well and full of life and energy, Tallulah is a natural hunter and there are plenty of small rodents to keep her busy. She went round the fields with us and came back to the barn, a snack on some biscuits and she was off again. Some cats are pets and like to be indoor cats, others can’t bear to be kept confined – Tallulah, the wild hunter, is one of those.
Enjoying her dinner al fresco!
Maybe she is a proper wild cat – she does look like one!