It's a big world out there, and while we as human beings can often feel a little overwhelmed by everything, imagine being a cat -- a cat who's never been outside before.
We know how much cats like to sleep, and how much they enjoy the security of a routine and a clearly defined territory. And, of course, it's not only perfectly fine but perhaps preferable to keep your cat indoors. Indoor cats have significantly longer life expectancies than cats that spend most of their time outside.
But if you must let your cat outdoors for the very first time -- bring your camera! We promise that you'll capture some priceless shots. And if you doubt it, check these 15 photos of kitties going outside for the first time in their young lives, collected from the internet forum Reddit, as well as sources from around the web.
And if you must let your cat outside for the first time, the roof may not be the best place to start.
Not sure what this green stuff is, but it looks dangerous!
That ceiling looks way too high!
You coulda told me I'd be freezing my tail off.
I can't tell where I end and the world begins!
Being outside is fine, as long as I have a trusty shin to shield me.
It feels as if somehow, there's more to the world than this.
I'm not sure what's more terrifying, being outside or this ridiculous neckwear.
This would be a lot more fun if you let me off the @$&%! leash!
You know how scared this "being outside" thing makes me? I used to have two green eyes — and brown fur.
This has to get better, I know it does.
The horror! The horror!
What are these — how do you call them? — flakes?
I may actually get used to this "outdoors" thing...
I am so cleverly concealed among these life forms, the humans will never spot me!
Do you let your cat outside?