My BEautiful British Shorthair kitty “Meeko” was so trustworthy. The backyard (if you can call it that) of the townhouse was small and right on the busy main street. To make it fun I’d put up twinkle lights on the whole fence – which you can blurrily see in the background in the photo.
On warmer summer evenings she could be allowed to come and go out into the back and return to the house at will. She would never leave the yard unless her harness was on and she was going for a walk with me.
Meeko loved the freedom and, I think, loved the challenge of learning new rules and new tricks. Her face frowned easily but she could brighten with play too. She would also bite her tongue if she was thinking deeply (which she is doing in this photo).
She is likely contemplating the complexities of the ultimate question – “in or out?”