Can I Keep My Cat?
I've been bringing her on walks once or twice a day on a leash, but she's hesitant to come back into the apartment. When I pick her up to bring her back in, she cries, bites and scratches (not really hard like a wild cat, but it's obvious she's expressing she doesn't want to be moved).
If I'm outside the apartment, the second I open the door she'll bolt out, and when I chase after her she runs. When I catch her, she does the above.
She's a female domestic shorthair, about a year/year and a half old. The shelter said that she was a stray cat and didn't have any information on her. She's healthy, and she doesn't seem to really have and tendencies of a feral cat. She can be aggressive if you do something that annoys her, but she's otherwise very affectionate and craves company (as I type this in my bedroom, she's crying on the other side of the door because it's closed).
I want to keep her, but I have to wonder if she's truly meant to be an indoor cat. Right now I move her into my bedroom when I leave the apartment (so she can't get into the hallway when I return), but when COVID-19 ends I can't keep doing that for months or years. Will this get better or do I need to consider giving her up for rehoming/adoption? Opinions?