I have lived in coyote thick area for 7 years, and have lost 2 of my 4 cats to them. Both of the cats I lost (Sam and Oliver) were orange males, and my favorite of all my cats. They spent most of their time outdoors, but were aloud to come in when they wanted. The 2 I have left (Bella and Tigger), they are both females. Tigger spends most of her time inside, but will go in the front yard sometimes, though she doesn't go very far. Bella is scared to death of going outside, and spends most of her time on the couch or on the balcony. I really want to get another cat, but my Mom thinks it's mean to get one just to ''feed the coyotes''. I can't help but agree with that, so I have been trying to find ways to protect this new cat. I would rather have a male, but now that I think about it, the males are the ones that get themselves killed. All of my cats are fixed, and if we got a new one it would be too. I also have always gotten all my cats as kittens, except for Tigger who my uncle found when she was about 4-7 years old. If we were to get a cat, I want to find a way to protect it when it goes outside. Thanks for any suggestions!