Seeking kitty insight - Does an outdoor patio create "I want to go outside" issues?
DH and I have two cats, both young (ages 2 and 4, approx.) DH is active duty military and we're going to be moving to a home on an installation in a few months. The home has a huge, gorgeous wrap-around, completely screened in patio that runs the length of the house and around the front. The screening appears very sturdy, and my first thought was "wow, the cats will love this."
But - after the few years we will spend at this place, we will be moving back into the home we own/live in now, which has no safe outdoor are where the kitties can hang out. Right now they have ZERO interest in trying to go out the doors....if we begin to encourage this at at the new place because of the awesome patio setup, are we asking for trouble when we move back to the townhouse in a couple years? Thoughts?