Well at this point it's way too late. We've had our cat for almost ten years. She's been an outdoor cat for that entire time and she's survived and she knows how to live outdoors. I know it's not good for the environment though. Anyway, she's not had a terrible life. At least she's never been cooped inside all her life. She's actually jumped over the fence all the time and comes back to get food and w ater and to sleep in the cat house we got for her. She's super old now though and spends most of her time napping.