We let one of our cats on the loose a couple of weekends ago (yes I am lax with the posts). He’s been pawing at the door and mewling for a while so we bought him a little body harness and a lead.

At first he was a bit apprehensive about it but after a quick wander around the garden sniffing everything he was quite calm and didn’t struggle as much the second time we took him out. Hopefully he will struggle less and less with time. As an added bonus he also cries less.

We still haven’t got the courage to let him out on his own though. Living in ‘Boro I saw a lot of dead cats/kittens and I couldn’t bear to have Snowy – and his big cuddles – gone.