Today we let the cats out to explore the garden for the first time. Here is a photo of their first taste of freedom in Germany as the patio door is opened for Tosca and Cassie (soon followed by the more timid Suki and Simba):
The pussies soon found all the best sun-bathing spots, soil-digging areas, and likely mouse hideouts.
They were freaked out by the trains running past though, especially Tosca (on the left in the photo above). One time she was outside, the train went past, she ran into the house, the patio door was shut, and ... whump! A surprised cat with a bit of a headache!