I guess it's finally time to share my news - I had to put Zorro back outside a few weeks ago.
He was inside for 28 days and I still hadn't broken him of the scavenging the counters/sink/trashcans, keeping me up half the night destroying things, attacking my other cats or biting/scratching/bringing me to tears multiple times, etc, etc.
My heart is broken that my little Zorrito is out in the cold but several people have told me he will be OK since he's such a scrapper. I've put together a little cat house on the porch and just minutes ago a customer told me how to make it warmer for him and how to get the burdocks out of his gorgeous tail. I still feed him twice a day and he still sits in my lap for purrs and cuddles.
Mom says I'm just a softie - she actually wants me to stop feeding and housing him so he'll go away but I don't think that's in my nature...and I don't think he'll just go away. I know there were lots of readers who thought it was wonderful that I brought Zorro inside but I guess it just wasn't mean to be :^(