As most of you know, our household feline population increased by two in the last month. First there was Bug, a tuxedo male kitten (approx. 13 weeks old or so). He will be neutered soon, my vet wants to wait until he is at least 20 weeks old. The day he arrived DH pronounced him an outside cat. However, one thing led to another, it's getting cold outside and Bug spends alot of time inside. Bug has horrible house manners, meaning he gets on counters, claws furniture, climbs the walls, etc. The squirt gun has worked for the furniture clawing. Of course I don't trust him at night and it's brand new furniture, so I have to cover it every night before bed. I have yet to break him of climbing on the countertops, the kitchen table or from putting his face/butt in our faces while we eat. Bug likes to go outside and will wait at the door to be let out for a little while at a time. Now we have Cuatro, a female cat of unknown age. I suspect she's fairly young. She was pretty much emaciated when she showed up in our yard. I don't know what her house manners are like because she's never been inside. DH was very firm about three cats being this small house's limit. I suspect that Cuatro may be pregnant, but won't know until I can get her a vet appointment. If she's not too far along she will be aborted and spayed at the same time (sorry if that's offensive to you). Both cats have access to our shop, where there's food and a warm box with old blankets to sleep in. Cuatro stays in the shop alot; she seems to be afraid of a great many things. Now for my question. Would it be wrong of me to put Bug out and try Cuatro in the house instead? At the present time I feel like she needs more intense TLC than Bug, seeing as how she's underweight and all. I feel so guilty having one out and the others in, but I know when my DH is serious about something. Also, there's very little danger for an outside cat where we live as far as traffic and such is concerned. Our house is situated on a private road, 1/4 from the nearest county road. The only traffic is us, the letter carrier and the farmer that leases our pastures. We do have coyotes but Bug is an excellent tree climber and as I said, Cuatro hides in the shop.