So we're thinking about getting a companion to our little yorkshire terrier, and were mostly looking for a cat, however we're concerned about the cat potentially getting loose or running away due to us having a dog door.
The backyard itself is privacy fenced, and we live in a suburban neighborhood so it isn't terribly high traffic area. The dog door is located in the kitchen, and is the only access to the back yard. We can't fence the cat from going into the kitchen due to the house design being more modern (i.e. not hallways etc) - we have a bar area and there's absolutely no door leading into the kitchen.
Anyway, is this an issue at all? I suppose it depends mostly on the personality? I would hate to have to find out if the cat is going to run away by running away.
We also don't want to isolate them because that defeats the purpose of giving them companionship while we're both away at work.
Anyway, any experiences/thoughts/input?