This post is about catio nights.
I only let the cats out in the catio in the dark when I am awake. When I go to sleep every one must come in. Sometimes some coaxing is required, but all in all, they are pretty good about coming in on command. There is a wooded area in the back of my lot, which is of great interest to the cats, because of the birds and other critters that like it out there. Many hours is spent in surveillance. Additionally, Scooby is the only cat that looks up to watch the airplanes flying over the house. The other cats take no notice. Sometimes they hang out until after sundown. Early in the morning when I get up before sun up, they go out again. It is primarily the boys–Scooby and Zeke–who are interested in staying out after dark.