Never been a cat "lover", but we've only had 2 cats, and for some reason, they love me...(maybe it's becuz of the treats I gave/give them?)....One of our cats fought and fought to get outside, even tho' he was neutured and finally did manage to slip outside, and there were a lot of woods behind our house. Next time we saw him...he was happy as a Lark, even climbing pine trees and sitting on the back fence near the woods....We could not catch him...so we left cat food out for him, but more than likely the birds, raccoons, even possums got to it first.
Our 4 month old male "kitten" is trying the same thing. So we are extra careful when we open the doors....It's their nature to hunt for their food.