Hi everyone! Just wanted to drop in on the pet board and say hello.
Now that I have your attention, I have a cat who suddenly wants to be outside 24/7. He is 3 year old, I think. he is fixed. After being scared of the outside for years, he suddenly tries to run outside every chance he gets. Aside from just keeping the door shut, is there any way to make him want to be outside a little less? last time he got out, he went into the storm drain under our driveway for 2 hours. I got bit up by ants as I used three taped-together broomsticks to chase him out. not my finest hour. Thanks in advance!
Whats changed in the house? It may be something really subtle that you havent' paid a bit of attention to but your cat thinks its really significant---changes in litter, changes in food, changes in furniture, changes in an owners schedule, new neighbors, etc.
Consider trying Feliway---the feline facial pheromones. Use the plug in diffusers at a rate of 1 diffuser per 300-400 square foot of house per floor. It'll probably help.