Well, my indoor plan doesn't seem to be working very well. I was doing fine, then I remembered I needed to go to the 'powder room'.
Anyway I headed across the garden to do it under my favourite pine tree (where it's nice and dry) and just as I finished I saw cheeky squirrel. So, I chased him over the fence and across the next door garden and over their fence too. Then he escaped. Then I saw cat alley (which runs behind the houses) and decided to explore that, as I hadn't been down there a while. I got to the end and came to the little side street where there is the occasional car, it looked safe so I went across to where braer fox lives to see if he'd been around. I couldn't see him but I could definitely smell him and his cohorts. I followed his trail to the railway tracks and walked along the embankment for a bit until I came to hefty tabby's territory. Hefty tabby and I don't get on, so I was mega cautious walking through.
Then, I spotted hefty tabby on the far side of his space and hid down wind until he moved on. I raced across his territory until I got to the back of the houses on the far side of where I live and walked along the fences heading back towards my house. I stopped on one of the garden sheds for a while, just to check out what was going down. I saw 4 little green finches darting and diving in a bush and thought about having one but it was too much like hard work and I really prefer luscious little mice when I can get them.
After a while I jumped off the shed and sauntered back along the rest of the fences until I hit the road in front of my house. Now this road is a little busier than the original one I crossed so I had to watch carefully to make sure it was safe. I crossed without any problem and ran down the side of the house back into the garden.
Here is my conclusion. I like indoors and outdoors. I reckon if I spend 2/3 rds of my life indoors that will be 2/3 rds of 15 years (see blog below) and that should get be to about 10 years which is a pretty good age in my book (obviously I will try and make 15 or more if I can). Indoors is probably best and I know a lot of my blogging pals prefer it but I am going to do some of each (at least until I get a bit older). FAZ