our mamma cat was an outdoor cat (starving) when we took her and her two kittens in. she gets walked out with a leash and loves it. i sit outside with her while she lays in the shade watching birds too.
but sometimes my hubby goes out the front door or garage door very slowly(two new knees) and she bolts out. she knows that's bad but she's fast. so there are times when i must go hunt for her. not often thank goodness!