I won't start debates in the cat communities regarding indoor vs. outdoor cats; but this is my journal and I'll speak my mind quite freely here. Pet cats are best kept indoors if you value your attachment to them and their health and safety! The cat can survive outdoors but is vulnerable to poisonous plants and animals; and the greatest threat to the cat's health and safety is careless and unfriendly humans. For example, read this story about the man who had his neighbor 's cat euthanized without her knowledge!
Some members of my family think I am a bit obsessive about keeping my kitties indoors. I don't think so. The girls will live quite long, healthy lives, thank you very much.