Hi everyone 5 months ago we moved our neutered indoor cat from China to Thailand, I was extremely worried about the move, but our little Patches handled it extremely well. We moved from a high rise apartment where she had never been outside to one where she could access a balcony. At first she was not interested in going outside so we didn't force the issue as she is an very nervous cat, so we left the timeframe of going outside up to her, when she felt comfortable. As she had never been outside we decided that she should only go outside on a leash, which she was surprisingly fine with. Over time she became much more confident, which is great as we will be moving again next year, so we needed to build up her confidence. We then decided that as she was fine on the leash we could start taking her for walks out the front of the apartment complex. It is a quiet complex with a nice garden area. Again over time her confidence level has improved so much it is great to see. However, the complex has two stray cats that the guards and other residents feed. At first Patches paid no interest in the other cats, but she could obviously smell them, and to be honest I don't think she even knew what they were. Now however she is crying to go outside first thing in the morning and at night and now instead of exploring the gardens she is just sitting and looking for the other cats. When she sees them, she fluffs up and strains against the leash to get at them. One of them will just sit and look at her but the other, which I think is the male will try to come up to her. But neither of the strays look in any way aggressive. There is no meowing or hissing from any of the cats. There are a lot of cats in the area that we are living, so they are all used to other cats. My questions are, do I stop taking her outside all together, she is a calico cat so very determined when she wants something, but she loves going outside and purrs like crazy when we go to the front door and when putting on her leash. Do I introduce her to the other cats and see what happens? I obviously don't want her to get into a fight, but it might lessen the interest if they have met? I also don't want her to be stressed out when she is trying to get to the other cats and I am restraining her with the leash. At the moment, when she is acting up I pick her up and bring her inside. She complains a little but then is fine. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.