We don't have our cat any longer but if we did ever get another one it would for sure be an outside cat. Outdoor cats are just better; no litter box, no smell, no cat hair, no nasty scratches from moving it off the couch...yep outside cats rule. Well at least the idea seems nice. I understand they get cold and need to come indoors too. We just had a very bad experience with our last cat so I think I am going to take a break from kitty's and stick to my bunny.