and I went out today to look at the kittens at the Dog and Cat Re-homing Centre in Seaton.
We found a cat, a big black tomcat with a white smudge on his nose, that loved us and purred and wanted to go home immediately.
We couldn't have him. They won't give outdoor cats to people who can't say unconditionally that it will be an outdoor cat en perpetua.
The reason we can't say for sure if it would be an outdoor cat is the busy-ness of Esselmont Ave. If we ended up with a dumb cat (a la CAT5), we won't let him out unless one of us can make sure he doesn't go out the front door. So, pah.
The indoor cat wasn't fond of me and jumped out of Tom's arms and ran back into her cage, so I guess that's a no.
Better luck next time, as they say...