I brought two cats to Citywide Studios with me. Oblong was a large gray and black short hair tabby, with an orange tint. Dare was fluffier, orange and white. Both had always been indoor cats all the time I had them, but with the enclosed space of the studio that seemed no longer to be an option. I didn’t want them to live shut off from natural light and any kind of stimulation for all my long hours at work.
So I determined I would live in the studio with my barred security door locked, but my heavy exterior door left propped open. And so it was, for two years, except for a few extreme weather condition days-my front door stayed open to the outside, a crack wide enough for the cats to enter and exit. They loved their new found freedom.