I rescued Abby years ago (over 4) and she has never been an outdoor kitty with me, although she was found as a stray prior to my adoption of her. While she has attempted to escape a few times over the years, the apartment I rented had a mud room that prevented true escape into the great outdoors.
Last August I moved into my first house. About 2 weeks ago, she finally managed to escape and enjoyed quite the outdoor romp. Now she demands and tries to escape everytime I open the door to let the dogs in/out, and as much as I try to prevent her, she will bite or scratch if I get in her way. She has been outside probably 10 times in the last 2 weeks.
Now to the problem: the last 2 days she has been REALLY aggressive to my dogs. The dogs do not bother her and she has never had a problem with them before. Now she is actively stalking and attacking them with no just cause.
In my mind, the correlation is the recent outdoor activity, as she had never attacked me before for trying to pick her up (even though she doesn't like to be carried), and the aggression seemed to start with me stopping her outdoor play.
Does anyone have any thoughts about this or had a similar experience? I feel her anger is about not being let out and I worry about the dangers of outdoors, as I live in a very rural area, where coyotes, foxes, fisher cats, etc., are common.