Big world, small creatures
The cats were out without a leash today, under watch of yours truly, the Big Cat Momma. They occasionally answer calls to heel. All in independent cat fashion, of course, which means that they sometimes pretend not to hear.
Also on this weekend's exercise was to let them out by themselves over longer periods of time, and let them localize the front- and back- doors to the countryside house. Sometimes I call them back inside, and surprisingly, this works a lot of the time. They seem to be fine right now; something between cats and dogs. They even wait by the cat carrier when it's time to go home. Maybe they will bark soon.
Today I also made them a cat ladder, which may find its way into the apartment but is right now in the balcony.
Boy, have I had dilemmas on whether I should keep these creatures. But obviously, I have a soft spot, and it looks like this might work.