Our elderly cat has escape routes from the backyard and often prefers to spend her time in the front. Although these days she seems to want to cross the street , whether it's to follow me when I'm walking the dog or to greet the neighbors. She is moving kind of slow, so if a car came around the corner the cat could not get out of the way.
I started what I called phase one of the escape prevention plan. I put up boards in front of her two known escape routes, expecting her to find others. She has always been an escape artist. So far it's working.
I look out the window and see the car sitting in the middle of the backyard. She seems to be wondering how to get to the front, but doesn't have a plan.