Monday, January 15, 2007

I am definitely staying in!


I read over the weekend that the average age for an indoor cat is 15 years, whilst the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3-5 years. ONLY 3-5 years!!! That means if I stay outside all the time I am already middle aged. Based on this information I am now only moving from the bed to the kitchen to eat ... and back to the bed again. I will have to arrange for the mice to come inside if they want me to catch them.

FAZ

19 comments:

Lux said...

Perhaps you can call the mice to you via telepathy, Faz!

The Meezers said...

good idea Faz.

Caylynn said...

Interesting statistics Faz! Maybe a few mice can sneak indoors when the door is open.

Great photo. :)

Caylynn (Dragonheart's Mom)

Daisy said...

Oh yes, it is much safer indoors (unless you are in a stroller!)

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

See!! That is why I'm terrified of Out of Doors. No other cat understands me but now I'm glad I have panic attacks if I'm taken Out of Doors.

Kaze

Kelly Cat said...

You're wise to stay inside where it's safe, warm and dry. Hate to see a lovely calico like you get messed up by mean kitties, dogs, vishus deer, whatever...

Maria & Stefano said...

3 to 5 YEARS?! o.O
Very Scary...
Ben (the cat) is happy to be an indoor cat;)

Maria

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Faz Fanks furr coming to visit us. We'll add yoo to owr links. We are indoors an outdoors kitties. We yooshully only go outdoors wiv mum unless we can sneak owt when she's not looking, an then we go owt in owr feelds looking furr mousies. We haf a run that we can get into furrom the window. So when we want to go owt at nite, we are safe, and do yoo know what? The silly mice come in owr run sumtimes so we can catch them.

Sebastien said...

Hehe, smart thinking! I didn't know cats were good with numbers!

DaisyMae Maus said...

I'm all for stayin' inside ... Before Mom adopted me, I was an outside cat and life was far too dangerous for me with predatory animals and children bent on my destruction. I don't go outside unless I'm safely ensconced in my pink prison box (and even then, I'm not really happy about it). I think that being more long-lived is just ONE benefit to being an inside cat. Freedom to visit the outside is highly over-rated.
DMM

Tara said...

You're a pretty cool lookin cat, Faz! I was just meowzing through the web and pawzed at your blog. Keep up the good work!

Zeus said...

I think that's an excellent idea, Faz. Long life is much more appealing than catching mice and dying early. ;)

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Regarding mousing, I've adopted a "live & let live" attitude. I let 'em live as long as they stay outside. But if they come in my house, I get 'em!

Maxwell Smartkitty AKA Maxie Mouser

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Wow, that's quite difference! I think its a grand idea to stay indoors, though being outside moderately is always nice too!

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

Faz i sent the frist 5 year of my life out sidenow i play to spend the rest inside uless fron m screaned in porch

Max said...

Life inside is good...I never have understood why a kitty would go outside voluntrily...

ArtsyCatsy said...

Great news, Faz, since all 15 of us at ArtsyCatsy are indoor kitties. But does that apply to humans? Hope not, 'cause this morning my human said, "Do I have to move outdoors to find a place to sit down?"

Rocky, CEO

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

maybe you could go online and order mice and have 'em shipped to your door?

One-Eyed Jack said...

Hey, Faz! I agree! I like going into the Out, but inside is the best place to live. And now that I've seen your statistics, I'm even more convinced 'cause according to them I'd have gone through at least 2 or 3 of my lives by now!