My cat calls me to go out with him at night. He’s just done it. It was about 9:30 pm. I think I am imprinted on his brain as his mother/father. Today I took him for a walk. I walked around the block and then called him and he followed me just like a dog.
He invariably follows me like that. He enjoys it I’m sure. That is why this evening he called me to come outside to do it again. But it was too late. I wanted to go to bed and dictate this short note.
I think I will try and develop this relationship so that I can go out more with him and go further afield as long as I think it is safe.
I remember some videos on the Internet of a man going trekking with his cat. In fact there is more than one person who does this.
I don’t propose to go trekking with my cat Gabriel. However, I might well take him out somewhere safe and then go for a walk with him. I feel that he will follow me closely. I feel it will be safe to do this. Initially I will have him on a long lead just to make sure that all goes well. But he does stick to me like glue. Provided the area is safe and there is such an area near where I live I believe all will be well.
The area is Richmond Park. This is one of the Royal Parks and there’s lots of space with little distraction.
I would like to see whether I can take him with me a bit more to both enhance my life in his but safety is paramount of course.
Have you ever considered taking your cat out for a walk like a dog? Do you think it’s impossible to do this? I think it’s possible but unusual.