Geoff's condo has a balcony off the living room, and when Scarlett was an only kitty, she was allowed free reign of it. We let Melly onto the balcony once when she was a kitten, but after an escape attempt, she was relegated to the indoors.
A couple weeks ago, we took the cats up to Geoff's for the weekend. The weather was gorgeous, so we (Geoff, me, sister, and sister's bf) were eating dinner out on the balcony, and the cats desperately wanted to be outside with us. Figuring that four sets of eyes was enough to keep an eye on Melly, I decided to risk letting them out.
Melly wasn't sure what to think of the open door, and said so.
A thorough exploration of the balcony was required.
I took tons of pictures of the cats on the balcony, which I will share over the next couple days.