The last two nights, however, our Maximum Leader has gone outside to play and has stayed out past lockdown. We haven't been able to find her and she's had to spend those nights outside. She doesn't seem to mind it and always comes in right away in the morning. The nights have been so beautiful lately that I don't blame her.
As for the raccoons, I'm not sure what to do about them outside of just closing off all entrances to the house. It's a hassle and forces me to get the litter box out again, something I dislike immensely, but it seems to be the only method of keeping them out that works.
For more furry fun, visit this week's Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats.