When Millie is 6 months old I'll be chipping her and getting her bits done. We live in a fairly quiet street and our house has a huge garden full of plants and trees. We have a conservatory but it gets EXTREMELY hot in there (upwards of 100 degrees) so I can't put food/bedding/scratching posts in there. The conservatory is however the only way to get to the garden. The door to the conservatory from the kitchen is glass so I can't get a flap from the garden to the kitchen (where her food/litter/bedding is now). I work reasonably long hours so I have the option of letting her out at 7am when I go to work and letting her back in around 7pm (or 8.30 and 5.00 depending on shifts). What do I do about food? We have foxes and other animals around so I presume if I left food out for her in the garden then they'd have it too (she is on 4 meals a day). So, what do I do about letting her out or do I keep her in? What's "best"? At the moment she's been in all the time and seems happy enough. She sits on the window sill and looks out and has "escaped" a couple of times when we've been in the garden but when we're indoors she just wants to sit with us. She's quite a clingy kitten still and follows us around and sleeps next to me at night (I find her snuggled into my armpit every morning - it's quite sweet really until she starts chewing my hair/biting me!!). We did let her out purposely once to see how she got on. She went out the back door but only went as far as the patio and didn't venture onto the grass. She seemed to like it but when we went indoors she followed us in. What do you think? I am totally undecided. It will be October by the time she's going to go out so should I wait in any case until the Spring?