thanks for having me.. I hope it's ok to post here.
I was googling my question when I was taken to this website regarding a similar situation. Anyway I have a question about feral/stray cats, a few years ago my estate had a very bad cat problem, to cut a long story short, I organized a tnr program to come and trap the cats, in all over 50 cats were neutered. Since then I have started feeding a few of the strays, some are very friendly others it's taken me a few years to get close to them. I take care of 8 cats now ranging from the ages 2-10 years old. They mainly live out my back garden, I have a cat box and a coal bunker I've turned into a cat hotel as shelter for them plus two sheds so they have places to escape the harsh weather we have. On the wet morning/evenings I feed these cats in my kitchen, I treat them for parasites ect so I know they are clean and healthy. My older cats have taken a liken to my open fire and I've started to think how lovely it would be for them to be able to sleep inside on the cold nights but I'm unsure how I would go around teaching a feral cat to be comfortable sleeping inside without a door open as they tend to freak out if the back door closes and their inside. Would anyone have any experience introducing a outside cat to living Simi indoor? Im sure these cats do fine outside but it's horrible sometimes having to put them back outside on a rainy day and would love to give them the opportunity to part live inside..I would appreciate any tips or advice on this situation.