In the summer the cats are allowed outside to wander unrestrained. The reason for this is twofold. First, the mother was feral and lived outdoors for the first year and a half of her life. Because of that, the kittens have always ventured out with her. Second, and more importantly, living in the country, they are far enough away from the seldom-used road, to allow them the freedom to explore.
As cats are ramblers, they rejoice in this luxury. Their human, on the other hand, does not. It is not such a joyful experience, especially when their instincts take over at dusk and they want to be set at liberty.
It is not them that has to roll out of bed four and five times a night in order to anxiously look for their return. Nor are they the least bit perturbed upon rolling in at 3:00 a.m. And the next day, while the human can barely keep eyes open, they spend it in blissful slumber.
The cavalier attitude of a cat will put a human in their place every time.