Hello all! Mari and I are bonding well now, thank you for all your help and advice! We've settled into a comfy routine and she's even giving me exercise as I run through the house trailing a ball of jute twine for her My question now is this: after the first day of mastering the cat flap and going out and in at least fifteen-twenty times, Mari has lost all interest in outside (or perhaps is afraid?) and won't use the cat-flap at all or go out when the whole door is opened. It's strange - she was so eager to explore before and as far as I can tell, nothing has spooked her, unless she saw something like another cat when I wasn't there. Now, all she'll do is sniff the threshold when thedoor is opened and then run back inside. This behaviour has coincided with the colder weather arriving, I suppose - has anyone else got a cat that won't go outside unless it's perfect balmy weather? Or do you think something else is going on with her sudden refusal to contemplate a stroll outdoors?