Kyle and I have made the choice to keep her inside, not only to protect her from vehicles, but also so she doesn't get lost. Before Sophia came to Seattle Animal Shelter years ago, they found her outside alone. So, one of my biggest fears is that for whatever reason she goes outside and doesn't make her way back home.
I have always felt a little guilty keeping her inside, because I can tell by the way she sniffs fresh air in the window and the way she lays in the sun that she certainly would enjoy going outside every once in a while. So, it made me smile when we brought this bouquet of roses and mint from the garden into a vase on our kitchen table, and see Sophie enjoying them so much.
Maybe she can still be an indoor garden kitty, after all. I couldn't bring myself to shoo her off the table, seeing her enjoy the roses so much! Too sweet.