is there's a leash law here for cats. hmmmm...my cats are just wild animals that stay with us because there's a warm safe place and food. i've tried just putting collars on them, it's horribly traumatic. in new mexico and southern colorado it was nice, because they're great mousers. twice we've lived in places with rodent problems that came to an abrupt halt when our cats got there. i don't know what to do. our cats are pretty much housebound, with their happy forays in the front and back yard when we're out there. when we go away for a couple nights, i think kai's cat goes looking for her. but other than that, we've never had a complaint. dishes caught a fledging bird a couple days ago after i put her on a diet. we saved the bird and gave her to the humane society. that's when we found out about the leash law. so i guess when we go out of town now we have to board them. poor things. it's not like they're rampant murderers of wildlife or pillage other people's gardens. they're never further than our yard when we're home. but damn, i don't want someone who hates cats for some unknowable reason to just get spiteful because they see it without a leash on it. you know it happens. some people have an irrational hatred of cats.